Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Not Carnivale in Venice

Sunday before last was the Midsumma Carnival at Birrarung Marr. As you can see, it is a terrible place to have it with dust, very little shade and massive earthworks happening on the hill.

We went with our Brother Friends, who surprised us by wanting to go. They gave their gold coin donation and as usual, refused to buy any food or drink.

We had barely entered the site when we decided it was worth attending. We set off looking for friends  to hang out with.


I am not sure if she was topless, it was hard to tell, but I shouldn't think being topless and playing a piano accordion would be a good idea. Our friends weren't here.


 Nothing wrong with a  bit of attention seeking to make friends.



I don't know who the drag queen is, but her dress blowing in the breeze looked good. Still haven't caught up with our friends.


As you can see it is overcast and just as well. People would have fried otherwise. Is that someone we know sitting down? No. Keep looking for friends.


"Those boys are following me. They clearly want to get their hands on my body", said R to much chortling by us while we searched for someone, anyone we knew. I was pondering if I could 'love him long time' About thirty minutes, I expect.


Everyone seemed to want to have their photo taken with her. One lass of Asian appearance was posing and the drag asked, are you a lesbian. Mostly, was the reply. Can't see any friends here.


They has been a changing of the guard and new bois appeared, equalling focused on the pursuit of R. We are near the entrance hoping to catch some of our friends as they arrive.
 

 Plenty of diversity. Perhaps our friends aren't that keen on diversity and so don't come to Carnival.


I think it was about 3pm when we left, and a few others were leaving, but even more people were streaming in. We had covered the whole area a couple of times and not a friend was to be found.

11 comments:

  1. Looking for friends in a crowd that size is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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    1. Windsmoke, compared to previous years when it was held at better places, I think the numbers were well down.

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  2. "...not a friend was to be found.'
    Why did you not send a message asking if they were there and saying where you were at that point. They may have been circulating as you were.

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    1. Well River, it could be that we don't really have friends, well not the sort who go to such events.

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  3. I suppose it was all action after dark.

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    1. Action Victor? Whatever do you mean. In the evening the Tea Dance happens, which is a small dance party. I would not know what goes on there.

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  4. I forgot it was on this year and I think I had something on that day anyway. The venue looks horrible, I preferred it when it was over by the yarra, forget the name of the gardens, almost opposite the arts centre.

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  5. Alexandra Gardens Fen, and then later, Treasury Gardens. Both were preferable.

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    1. oh yeah Treasury were good too!

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  6. Yes, but by the sound of it many opportunities Andrew!! So R is devastatingly gorgeous is he..nice!!

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    1. He was very handsome when we first met Grace. The stress of living with me has etched many lines on his face.

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