Saturday, January 09, 2010

Sydney Festival First Night

It's HOT, HOT, HOT! Not the festival itself, but the weather. It was so hot, we didn't even wanna step out. The Festival First Night actually started at 2pm at Hyde Park, but we waited until 8:30pm when things have cooled down a bit before we left the house. Walking from Wynyward to Martin Place, you see all this huge mass of people just wandering about. Most of them are teenagers, and a bit too excited for my liking.

Well, the wife can't walk far, and we have no intention of staying long in the CBD. So the plan is to head to Circular Quay first to take pictures of the Bridge with the yin-yang sign. Then to Macquarie Street for the Light Walk. Back to Hyde Park to see whatever performances are on, then home. Got to Circular Quay, no yin-yang sign on the Bridge. I guess the city is intensifying its efforts to go green and cut power consumption. Macquarie Street - no special lighting on the building facades. We did catch a Scottish band performance in front of The Mint. We noticed a sign saying that The Domain is already closed. I still don't understand why so many people want to see Al Green. At Hyde Park, there's just too many people about. Some of the kids are starting to get rowdy, so we decided to call it a (Festival First) Night.

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