Veterans Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson has warned Australians attending the 100th anniversary ANZAC Day dawn service at Gallipoli that conditions will be uncomfortable.
But Mr Ronaldson said the crowds at Gallipoli, heavy security and lack of toilets would be nowhere as bad as at Byron music festival Splendour in the Grass.
“Australians have always had to do it pretty tough at Gallipoli,” said the Minister.
“But let’s face it, the Gallipoli experience is still a hell of a lot easier than Splendour.”
Music fans urged to remember ANZAC sacrifice
Mr Ronaldson hoped that the thousands of young Australians who failed to get tickets to Splendour in the Grass this week now had a better idea of the sacrifices made by their counterparts 100 years ago.
“I know there are a lot of people shattered they won’t be getting crushed in the mud at Splendour this year.”
“But 100 years ago, young Australians died in the mud of Europe so that young people today could whinge about their lives on social media.”
“Lest we forget.”
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