Showing posts with label events in Parramatta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label events in Parramatta. Show all posts

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sydney Festival: Parramatta Opening Night

If Saturday night was anything to go by then the artists showcasing at this years’ Sydney Festival are going to blow your mind! The music, the costumes, the characters; oh my!

Despite the on and off bouts of heavy rain, crowds still enjoyed themselves among the myriad of events Parramatta had to offer. Four dedicated stages, a double-decker music bus and various pop-up artists floating up and down Church St; Parramatta was simply bursting with cultural and creative energy. I chose to ignore my map and instead let the lights and sounds guide me to the hotspots.

What looked like a closed-up and abandoned carousel wheel, turned out to be the gorgeous Baroque-style Idolize Speigeltent! If you have no idea what that is, don’t worry, I didn't either. Once you pass the women in fish-nets and fascinators and the men in braces and bowler hats you are swallowed up by coloured lights, mirrored private booths, detailed carvings and ornate furniture. People were standing around a circular dance floor watching those brave enough to let loose and have a boogie under the shimmering of a disco ball.