For those that didn’t venture down to Splendor last week there were actually quite a few alternatives around the city, one of which was the inaugural “Old Skool Rod and Ride show”. It was obvious in places that it was their first show with only a handful of vendors and some hastily thrown together signage but there were plenty of motorcycles and a few cars on show but a personal highlight was our buds Smoking Martha rocking it out of a semi trailer and getting the old biddies up and line dancing! They did a great job considering half of them had the flu! At least they’ll have a bit of immunity when the Ekka kicks off 😉
Photo gallery below
Last weekend we popped down to the Kustom Krafts market on a sweltering 29C (for almost winter!) but beautiful day. If you like a spot of swing dancing, old cars or just about anything from or inspired by the 50s or 60s then this is the place for you! Check out their facebook page for details of their next event or if you’d like to man a stall yourself.
The lads from Melbourne based but world renowned sneaker institution Sneaker Freaker brought their swap meet show to Brisbane for the first time a couple weeks back. Sneakers of all kinds of vintage and variety were on show, sale and available for trade. We even go in on the action with a stall of our own reluctantly parting ways with parts of our collections.
If you’re looking for more of this action, check out The Exchange on May 24th at Southbank. We’ll be back with a stall and will be rustling up extra goodies in the meantime (:
If you haven’t seen it yet (or even if you have) head on down to City Hall after 7.30 each night till Christmas eve for a 3D animation light show projected on to City Hall! Easily the best free Christmas entertainment you’ll find this year!
Shows are every 15 minutes till midnight so you don’t need to worry if you miss the start or want to watch it more than once, and you will need to. You could watch it 10 times and still not see all the little details, we certainly tried 😉
Photo tip: leave the tripod at home, 1. you wont need it since you’ll need to shoot with a faster shutter to capture the animation and 2. there are a tonne of people at the earlier screenings and you don’t want to be THAT person 😉 (and you also don’t want it knocked flying by some kid running through the crowd!)
Here’s a sample of what you can expect but mere photos don’t do it justice, take a break from the shopping mayhem and check it out!
City Hall Christmas Light Spectacular photos
Last Friday we caught the sweet harmonies of Brianna Carpenter and Georgie Potter doing there bit to brightened up the Queen Street Mall as part of The City Sounds music program which highlights the talents of burgeoning Brisbane artists.
A couple weeks back the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre once again became home for the QMHE – Qld Model Hobbies Expo, a weekend of scale model displays, workshops and competitions.
Being our first time out, we weren’t too sure what to expect but definitely weren’t disappointed with hundreds of builds on display from the basic kit projects to ultra realistic reproductions. Subjects covered the usual military, automotive and flying machines and on to fictional spacecraft, anime mecha warriors reenacted movie scenes to the straight up weird.
Retailers were also out in force selling all the staples along with some very specific items, you know its serious business when there’s a store pretty much only selling tiny metal facades for those wanting that final touch of authenticity. Unfortunately a lot of places were selling full blown RRP (and then some) but there were the odd jewels of exhibition specials and paints at “I’ll take two!” kind of prices.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a couple hours with a lot of very passionate builders only too happy to gush about their latest creation.
After postponing due to weather in April, the Home Festival scores a beautiful day for their reschedule event.
Hiphop and street style dancers and B-boys (and girls!) drop it like its hot for their chance at a spot in the world championships. Guest appearances from last year’s Australia’s got Talent winners – Justice Crew as well as this year’s contenders Instant Bun.
Check out all the action, Hip hop International Brisbane photos here
Its been quite some time since we last ventured out to the track. While it has lost some of its soul (and fun) with sky rocketing fees and a grid of exotics and dedicated track cars, its still a great way to spend an afternoon and a chance for me to practice my panning.
This was the last meet for the 2010 season, for more info or to sign up for the 2011 season head to the
Queensland Raceway website
Teneriffe, the suburb, not Newstead you know? :p
Well they had a little shindig on the weekend which coincided with commercial dance favourites Nova FM’s 5th birthday.
Market stalls and a bunch of live bands and DJ’s including Blue Juice, Amy Meredith, Lowrider and Stan Walker.