Sunday, 12 December 2010

U2...and a few other things.

Before moving to Australia I didn't really get many opportunities to go to live gigs, shows, or big sports events. Since moving here though, I have taken every advantage of the fact that we live close to a big city and can get to a venue easily.

The other night husband and I went to see U2
They were BRILLIANT!

We walked a few minutes down the road, hopped on a free bus, (provided courtesy of Brisbane City Council) and within ten minutes we were standing outside the stadium together with what felt like half the population of Brisbane!
I don't know that many people here, but in five minutes I had seen a friend and her husband and the builder that did our bathroom reno! So maybe half the population of Brisbane was actually there after all!
Being a bit of a 'country bumpkin' for the last decade or so I clutched husband's hand and had to stop myself from saying, "Now, if we lose each other, where shall we meet??" Even though the stadium was full, the organisation was great and it was so good to experience a non-sporting event at Suncorp.

The concert was a real show with amazing lights and effects - so different to anything else I've seen. I was on a high for hours after.

The next evening I went to the Boutique Market at Bretts Wharf. It felt like the kind of place you go to on holiday. I often have to remind myself that I live here. There were gorgeous stalls full of wonderful hand made goods. I think it needs a mention in more detail so will save it for another time, but I have to share this...

Here we are at the riverside on a glorious Summer evening and then the most bizarre thing catches my eye - a snowman!?!

Don't you think it's funny that a snowman symbolises Christmas
in a place where December can be 30 degrees?!

So here's a little image of our December...

...not a snowflake in sight!

4 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Woo hoo! I'm a huge U2 fan, too, Beth (since about 1982). We saw them in Sydney in November 2006 and I was on a high for days. It's quite amazing that they still have so much energy at their ages, isn't it? Yes, the whole snowman thing is too *weird* for my liking in hot Australia! J x

    PS Have you freshened up your blog? I really like the fresh new feel. Bravo you.

  2. Glad to hear you enjoyed the concert! It's pretty cute that they've put up a snowman there - I'm pretty sure it's not made of ice though. Have a lovely weekend, Kellie xx

  3. Hi Beth, thanks for dropping by my blog, I'm now your latest follower too :)
    I am yet to get to a big concert as they never come to Tassie but I have friends who saw U2 and loved it. I know what you mean about snowmen in aus, it I'd odd, but then, we did get the fire going last night as it was a bit chilly!