Locked but not beaten, residents of Melbourne are being asked to stand on their front porch and on Friday, let out a collective scream.
The pent-up indignation chorus will begin at 7 pm after the inaugural event last Friday that has created interest in the thousands via social media.
Approximately 24,000 people answered they were “attending” last week’s Facebook gathering, hosted by Tess Roberts as a lighthearted way to address stage four restrictions and the pandemic havoc.
“Everyone’s a bit sad. Just stand on your porch and scream until you feel a bit better. Let’s all unite in our shared depression,” she posted.
This was the sound from our front porch for the #Melbourne event, "stand on your front porch and scream," at 7 tonight. I could hear screaming for blocks. Joining in was pretty cathartic too. After a few minutes, but for the sound of rain drops, life returned to eerie silence. pic.twitter.com/WCixmSOPiP
— Dr Wade Kelly (@wadekelly) August 7, 2020
Even Aussie rock royalty Jimmy Barnes offered some tips on how to nail a perfect scream.
“I start off a little bit low and then I get higher as I go,” he explains in the video before launching into a yell.
“I find having a good scream really lets out a bit of tension, so it’s a good thing to do.”