Festival Girl Rates: 8.5/10
Okay, so I've only been able to review day one of the Sydney Festival, but what a perfect night it was. The event on Saturday night had over a million people attending and is the event everyone is raving about. This a great FREE event to bring the family, a loved one, that special someone or just your best mates to hang out, get some culture and have a good time. This the time to let loose and dance around in circles barefoot.
The crowd was entertained by a number of talented entertainers including circus company Circa, Ali Mills and The Ukeladies, Eddie Perfect, Arrested Development, Smoke and Mirrors plus heaps more.
First stop: Hyde Park. I mananged to catch The Dynamites Featuring soul man Charles Walker, and man, can he sing! As we finally arrived to meet some of our friends, after spending too many split seconds standing to greet our friends, I was (rudely) told to 'sit down' by a couple watching the show. There's nothing more annoying than those people, the shushers. Thank you Mr Seinfeld.
Walking around Hyde Park, the trees were lit up with colours lights as foam fans pushed the wonderful foam around as people weaved the walk ways. It felt like I had suddenly walked into a foam party and almost expected shiny disco balls to drop from the sky. Well, there actually were disco balls. I guess the event had everything.
Festival First Night decor reminded me of a circus wonderland where even the ancient trees were dressed in sequins for the night.
The prepared festival goers (not me) bought picnic blankets, beach chairs, box of wine (ssh, don't tell anyone) and some nibblies.
Such a serene sight to see city goers sitting, grooving to the music and having a cruisey evening. ANZ who I presume were sponsorhing the event, wee giving out these nifty fans with light up message. 1) I wish I could turn off the light, as it was blinding me when I wanted to fan myself. 2) Me feels the 'subliminal' messaging was a bit too, in my face; pardon the pun.