“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Day 264 – 23rd January, Saturday, “The Big Day Out” Music Festival, Sydney.

The BBQ was lit once more about 7:30am for bacon and egg sandwiches as people started to arrive. They had hired a bus and driver for the day which arrived at 8:30am and was technically full to the brim, however, Narelle and Reynolds had a word with the driver who allowed Ant and I to sneak on board and sit on the coolboxes in the aisle... perfect. It took about 3 hours and 5 crates of beer to get there, and then another hour or so for us to collect our tickets, swap them for wristbands and get inside Sydney’s Olympic Park where the festival was being held. The day seemed to be over far too quickly, but looking back we managed to see a fair number of bands, including BlueJuice, Karnivool, Kasabian, Hilltop Hoods, Lily Allen, Calvin Harris, Simian Mobile Disco, Muse and Groove Armada! The coach got us all back to Stockton for about 3am where I showered and crashed immiediately, but the boys continued partying at a house a couple of doors down.

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