Currently Brisbane is spending a lot of money to make many free events. If you haven't heard, Brisbane is hosting the G20 convention next month. I say, if you haven't heard, because we hear something about it every day. If it isn't something about the G20 cultural celebration, city being closed for the event, buses being rerouted, trash cans being taken away, or someone griping about how much money is being spent, here lately people would have nothing to talk about.
Josh and I have decided not to gripe and just enjoy three weeks of free events, all about colour, (the Australian way to spell color). The first event we did was Colour Me Brisbane. The town is lit up all different colors for three weeks.
While walking around looking at the city, there were dance shows scattered throughout They were really good dancers and very enjoyable to watch. Also, throughout the city people were walking around town dressed up, they were just there to talk, and be the G20 Cultural Ambassadors.
I am not going to lie, I felt like we were in district 1 in Hunger Games. I was waiting for someone to say, "May the odds ever be in your favor," or someone to come through riding a chariot on fire singing, "This Girl is on Fire." Thankfully none of that happen, but as you can see for the pictures the costumes were pretty out there.
Now for the best part of the whole night. We figured out that people were controlling the lights. You could go to this little Kiosk pick the color, the pattern, and the effects of the lights all for free.
I lit it up red and blue for U.S.A. There was no white option. It was pretty neat, and explained why everything was changing ever 30 seconds.
After we walked abound and enjoyed everything we went and had dinner at a chicken place called, Nando's. Now it wasn't a Chick fil A, by any means, but it was really good. All in All the night cost us $23.00 for food, that's all. In Australia, that's a pretty good night. Thumbs up G20 committee. Of course with all that concrete, I had to take some nature pictures throughout the night.
What color would you have lit up the bridge?