FROM the revelry in the room, you'd never know this was a campaign launch for a party grappling to make it to a double-digit national vote.
But no party does positivity like the Greens.
The third force in Australian politics held a Tasmanian campaign launch in Hobart yesterday -just nine days out from the election - aimed at giving the party faithful a boost into the campaign's final furlong.
Federal leader and Tasmanian Senator Christine Milne gave a rousing opening speech which had previously fallen to Greens doyen Bob Brown.
While campaigning is the natural habitat of Dr Brown, it comes less easy to Senator Milne, a notorious policy wonk.
And sure enough, she focused on the policy achievements of Greens in office, chiefly the clean energy package.
There were huge cheers for the Leadbeater's Possum, which has been endangered by habitat destruction and a rallying point for Victorian Greens campaigners.
But the focal point was of the launch was the primary objective of campaign itself _ Senator Peter Whish-Wilson.
Rather than sit with candidates side of stage, Senator Whish-Wilson emerged mid-launch from the back of the room to cheers as Empire of the Sun blazed across the speakers.
His re-election is tantamount for the Greens - win and the Greens are closer to the balance of power in the Senate, but lose and the party takes a huge backward step.
Senator Whish-Wilson certainly broadens the policy appeal of the Greens with a focus on industry, tourism and recycling, but his best cheers from a near-twenty minute speech were on asylum seekers and environmental protection.
With each House of Representatives candidate then given the stage to riff on their pet issues, each one brought their own flavour to bear.
Denison candidate Anna Reynolds touched on the familiar theme of asylum seekers and a kind community.
Bass candidate Lucy Langdon-Lane was well received for her thoughts in battling the Bell Bay pulp mill.
But perhaps Franklin candidate Rosalie Woodruff didn't get the memo.
Ms Woodruff said the Greens would do more for small business, but the pause usually occupied with applause was left vacant.
Still, not to be deterred, her high notes were as richly welcomed as any other and the caravan continued.
Perhaps the biggest take-away from the event was the Greens focus on post-election activities.
In the context of a less-than-inspiring Labor campaign, Senator Milne could be forgiven for thinking hers is the natural party of opposition.
The Greens pitch has been refined into a pledge to hold the Liberals to account should they win, and according to the leader, everything is on the table: the paid parental leave, legislation needs to enforce an asylum seeker deal, and of course the climate energy package.
With the Greens shut out of major election leaders' debates, it may well be the major clash will come after the election and not before.