A very fine time was had last evening at First Night.
We plumped (pun intended) for the Plump DJs in Martin Place, which was absolutely packed (so very packed that security and the piggies wouldn’t let anyone into the main section). In retrospect we should have left home much earlier.
Some nice pix giving the scale of the thing at furtivity.
Honestly, I think the last time I saw the city so full of people at night (it could be that it is like that on NYE, but I haven’t been into the city on NYE for years) was at the Olympics opening ceremony in 2000. Everyone seemed terribly well behaved and to be enjoying themselves a great deal.
We had a rather excellent time and afterward repaired to The Cross, which was also very full of people. I needed to have a bit of a nap this afternoon to recover.
Reminisces of other first night events at:
And press at:
the tele (no, I cannot believe I linked there either). Of course they incorrectly captioned the first pic in the photogallery (that is totally Hyde Park and Paul Kelly was at the Domain).
1mad props to grandmaster flash for the lyric.