To go along with Colour Me Brisbane and the G20, they also had a festival called Spring Flare. This was Australia's biggest color festival, it had live music and color throwing every hour on the hour for seven hours. Not a running event at all, just a come, listen to music, and throw color. It was free to get in, but of course we had to buy the color. Again, what the big print givith, the fine print takth away.
This is before we picked up our color and got busy.
Spring Flare is suppose to be like the Holi festival in Asia. In ancient times it was all about a celebration to show appreciation to two spirits for everything blooming in spring. Little odd I think, but now has evolved into something greater.
Holi is now about bridging the gap; young or old, rich or poor, stranger or friend, male or female. It is a time that in most of Southeast Asia, they go outside and throw colors in an act of unity. Let's be honest it isn't all about the unity, they want to have fun and have great pictures also.
We liked the modern day meaning of Holi. Fun was had by all.
I could not stop laughing when they fired up the leaf blower to clean us off. There is a little bit of redneck in everyone.
I think the best line of the day was from the ferry boat hand, as we were getting on the ferry to go home. "We will take you home, but you can not sit anywhere that has fabric." We even had people trying to sneak pictures of us on their iphone. We were, "those people." It was a blast though, and memories were made.
What is something you have done, and been "those people?"
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