Thanks to everyone who came to the festival last Saturday. Here are some photos of the fun. I’d like to thank Vanessa Pike-Russell and Mick O’Donnell for these great shots!
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“The music was epic and was just really awesome.”
“The music, people getting up on stage, the beat boxing!”
Event rating: 10/10
“There was an audience of all ages witnessing a variety of performances, enjoying themselves.”
“Belly dancers with lovely smiles, costumes and bellies – including one with a ‘human inside.'”
“The brass band with trilbies and vests!”
“Eclectica Group singing about the history of coal in the region from pre-European to the present.”
“The Pied Piper effect of performers leading the way to McCabe Park.”
Event rating: 10/10
Leesa + Hannah, 22 + 24
“We came especially for the crochet coral reef. I think it’s cool – it’s really original and different. Like, ‘What are you doing this weekend?’ I’m going to crochet a coral reef’ [laughs]”
“Were pretty excited about the hyperbolic factor! I love the word hyperbolic” says Hannah.
“I like the beach, I’m studying ecology, so I appreciate all the different forms of coral people have made,” Leesa says. “It’s pretty amazing what you can do with one hook. Like this was, this was a full ball of wool. Crocheting is pretty addictive.”
Hannah: “This was a shark’s egg that has turned blue from being in the sea too long.” [Shows crochet piece]
Leesa: “I don’t know what this is… it’s a folios coral – that means leaf-like.”
Jill + Sandy, 42 + 30 (plus 12)
From Wollongong + Kiama
“We’re having a great day. Lior is great and it was really nice having the aerial performance through one of his songs to. Natalie Harris is fantastically talented.
“It’s a really nice crowd – people aren’t getting too drunk or silly.”
From: “I’m part of Circus WOW and the Wollongong Roller Derby.”
“Natalie is brilliant, she’s so beautiful. It’s really good to see her perform to live music. Nat actually does a really good job at improvising. Last year she did an improv performace to a piano player – it was really beautiful, a really vibrant and wild cabaret. Today is a a nice, more gentle performance. It’s lovely.
Lucy + Matt
From Mount Ousley
“The circus act was good.
“My favourite bit was when the performers were jumping over the rope. It was pretty funny when they were pushing each other. I think I would like to be in the circus one day.”