Parklife!

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Asking for directions at Parklife
Today was Parklife! A breaks, house and hip hop festival in Sydney Park, and the first of many in Festival Season. We all met at the Captain Cook down the road for a drink; Neil, Me, Craig, Ryan, Jessica, Michelle and Aaron, and then headed down to the gate. Where we came acropper. Apparently in Sydney it is commonplace for everyone to carry ID, Sydney people get asked so often for it that they don't leave home with it. Neil had forgotten to mention this, so when I didn't have any on me they would let us in. I wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea of taking my passport to a music festival but we had to catch a taxi home and get it.

Initial entry problems aside we got in and made our way over to the Air Stage to watch the Scratch Perverts and the Stereo MCs by way of the bar tent and the chicken stall.
Asking for directions at Parklife
I was slightly concerned about the quality of food, but as usual, needn't have worried! Much of the afternoon was spent trying to hook up with other groups of people; Trev, Caroline, Jess, and then people wandering off to go to the toilet, get a drink, fill a water bottle, and the rest of the group waiting for these people to return. But we managed to get round the Greenskeepers, Herd Live, and Goose before heading over to the Fire Stage for Derrick Carter at 6.30pm. I've never seen Derrick Carter play - new 2nd favourite dj! He went a bit deep at times, but it was good to have a breather in 2 hours of rocking house! After Derrick Carter we spent a bit of time at the Water Stage for the Shapeshifters before leaving to go to Mojo at Mars Lounge, the gay bar we went to on my first night at Neil's.
Claire
We stayed for a few cocktails and tequila, before heading home for a good night's sleep!

Just a word on the toilets at the festival - never seen any so good. Why can't we have mobile cubicle WCs with regular staff cleaning, proper flush and a tiny corner basin to wash hands in the UK? It made a usually gross experience a millions times better! Also, Sydney people seem to be largely a bunch of nu-rave fashion victims! I've never seen so many ridiculous people in one place; they have embraced nu-rave with gay abandon (gay very much being key to this - even straight boys dress gay!). I wish I could have been arsed to capture some of the outfits, but I would have exhausted myself trying. I wouldn't want to generalise here, or slag off an entire city's fashion sense, but I am, so tough.
spacekittenxxx says:
Just catching up on your blog.... re: the festival toilets, you should check out the Australian movie 'Kenny' if you haven't yet. It's a mockumentary about a guy who provides portable toilets at festivals etc and it's great - made me quite homesick actually... ;-)
Posted on: Oct 11, 2007
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Asking for directions at Parklife
Asking for directions at Parklife
Asking for directions at Parklife
Asking for directions at Parklife
Claire
Claire
Caroline
Caroline
Ryan
Ryan
Jessica
Jessica
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Neil
Aaron
Aaron
Craig
Craig
Parklife
Parklife
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Craig
Parklife
Parklife
Parklife
Parklife
Parklife
Parklife
Riot in Belgium
Riot in Belgium
Riot in Belgium
Riot in Belgium
Riot in Belgium
Riot in Belgium
Riot in Belgium
Riot in Belgium
Derrick Carter
Derrick Carter
Me and Neil
Me and Neil
Aaron, Craig and Neil
Aaron, Craig and Neil
Aaron, Michelle and Jessica
Aaron, Michelle and Jessica
Craig and Neil
Craig and Neil
Craig and Neil
Craig and Neil
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Parklife
Neil and Michelli
Neil and Michelli
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Neil and Josie
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Water stage
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Me, Craig, Jessica, Ryan, Michell…
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Craig and Neil
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Ryan and Jessica
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Shapeshifters
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Jessica and Ryan
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Neil and Craig
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Aaron and Michelle
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Michelle and Jessica
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Aaron and Michelle
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Craig, Ryan and Jessica
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Aaron and Michelle
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Me and Neil
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Oxford Street
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Neil and Andy
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