I didn’t get a free ticket to the Big Day Out like I’d hoped and wished for – and I will tell the story about that because it’s a beauty so I had a Big Day In at my place. Actually it wasn’t so big and wasn’t really during the day but it was fun. We had some music from some of the acts from the Big Day Out – Le Tigre, Chemical Brothers, Spiderbait and the Beastie Boys and we also had the program of what was happening so we could play the music at the same time. Tragic? Yes probably.
But we had music, easy access to booze, easy access and no line-ups to the toilet and yummy food. So can’t complain really – well apart from complaining about what might have been and fantasising about what could be – a last minute phone call saying we’ve got you in, come on. Well that didn’t happen so it stayed strictly within fantasy world.
But I did have a Big Day Out yesterday. It started at 9.30am when I dropped Jaycee Junior off to my sisters place so she could take him out for the day – gold medal to her. I left him yelling ‘mummy’ at the side of the road as I drove off. We dropped my sisters dog off at my place and caught the tram into the city – my friend (R) and I did, that is. After getting off the tram we walked past the Hilton Hotel and got this close (kissing distance) from some of the acts from the Big Day Out so we can now say to our friends that we were closer to them than you, even though we weren’t there.
R and I then proceeded to have coffee and breakfast and peruse the newspapers within the Central Market which took around two hours. This is something I never do now I have a young child and it was such a small thing to do but loaded with such pleasure. We did a crossword and the quiz, phoned a friend and he joined us for bacon and eggs. Found out that the Chemical Brothers in the Boiler Room was packed and they had to close the doors to stop people getting in. I would have been so pissed off if I’d paid for a ticket and couldn’t get into see the one act I really wanted to see. And it would have been a tricky one because the Beastie Boys finished just as the Chemical Brothers were starting. Will be interested to hear what my other friends who went thought.
After brunch R and I walked down to Rundle Street and went to the movies to see Sideways. We’d both heard some hype about it and afterwards we both thought that it was a very pleasant movie but don’t know that it’s worth all the hype. It does have some cringeworthy looks at relationships but I don’t think that makes it a really fabulous movie. It did make us want to drink wine though.
We meandered home and as I arrived both my sisters literally arrived at the same time. One sister had my son to drop off and the other was here to borrow some money. After a short period of chaos I said goodbye to everyone and settled in for a quiet evening.