Fun Times at a Music Festival

IMG_0658Yesterday, I spent the day in the seaside town of Queenscliff at the annual music festival. Last year we did 14 hours on the Saturday. This year we just spent Sunday from 11am-5pm. The weather was perfect!

Hats were everywhere protecting skin from the sun and I was thrilled to see a teens applying sunscreen. YAY. The foodstalls were amazing…calamari, rotis, Vietnamese, Bento boxes, Turkish gozleme, Timboon icecream…  the list went on!

We chose Sunday because a fave band of ours, The Waifs, were performing. For those of you who know the background to how I came to write my Rita-award-winning novel, Boomerang Bride, The Waifs’ song Bridal Train was very influential. I was so excited when they performed it and I sang long and loud!


I also had fun watching the crowd! Teens, oldies, young families, surfie dudes, out and IMG_0662proud Lesbians, people with a disability, EVERYONE was there and I was seen scribbling notes on the eclectic mob cos it’s all great book fodder. As a mother of sons, who knew that hot pants and flowers in the hair are popular with teen girls!  My only complaint was that the loud music precluded me from hearing many conversations 😉

I love this photo on the right…a dad protecting his toddlers ears and enjoying the day!

I am not the biggest music person in the world…my husband and children are far more into music than I am but I always enjoy a festival. Have you ever been to a music festival? I’d love to hear your story 🙂


2 thoughts on “Fun Times at a Music Festival

  1. Hi Fi! It looks like you had a great time! I LOVE music festivals and have been to quite a few over the years. Every March we go to WOMAD (World of Music, Art and Dance) and camp for three days and immerse ourselves in amazing music from all over the world. We’ve had great times there even in pouring rain and howling gales (last year :-)) In our pre-kids days me and hubby also worked at Glastonbury in UK- in the medical tent which is staffed 24 hours a day and quite busy. The bonus of working one shift meant you could camp in the clean medical area which had showers and nice toilets and you got free entry to there festival- Win!

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