Greatest city in the world? Or just another big city? Have we all been hypnotised by Frank Sinatra’s pied piper call? But like a groupie getting offered a backstage pass at a Gunner’s concert, the lure is too great to not at least take a peak… just nothing below the waist.

We’ll get into that shortly, first, rewind about a day.

Getting up while its still dark is never fun, but with the notion of heading to what some call the greatest city in the world, there was extra motivation to drag ourselves out of bed and make a bee line to our shuttle.

At the departure airport, by now I don’t think I need to tell you that its best to get there early, at least 2 hours for domestic flights. Security is just as bad as international flights along with the snaking of ridiculously long lines and a dog’s breakfast kind of organisation. Moral is, get there early and head straight to the self check in, worry about potty breaks, breakfast etc after you clear security. If you aren’t travelling alone get one person to grab a spot in the baggage check line while the other does the self check in.

A side note when going through security, if you have toys with small parts re: Revoltech or model kits, let the x-ray person know, seems these tend to come up as “suss”. Also remember snow globes are still classed as liquid so you won’t be able to have them in your carry on, make sure you wrap them good to store in your checked luggage.

As far as the cross country flight was concerned, I’d have to say, I’ve had better. We flew with American Airlines, while the thoughts of near and actual disasters were distant before hand, they became a lot more apparent when we boarded the flight. The seats were
slightly larger, no doubt to squeeze in those tubby Americans, but all the cushioning was so compacted you could feel the frame work underneath, not so good for an 8+ hour flight. The general state of the plane didn’t get much better, plastic fixtures and compartments sported a 20 year old computer dirty cream, off yellow colour. Everything shook and rattled like an old railroad carriage, even one of the overheads popping open randomly, just like in the movies.

The attendants weren’t much better. Half looked like their first attendee job was serving moonshine on the Wright Brothers’ airline, while the rest were just not happy to be there, cant really blame them though, you can only be terrified for you life for so long before you stop caring.

Never mind, after breakfast (I think that’s what it was), a couple Neurofen plus was all that was needed to set a drift on memory bliss.

Out of JFK and into the ever reliable Super Shuttle bus. Plenty of stop start peak hour driving through Queens on our way to Manhattan.
Travel Tip: If you’re staying in Manhattan and assuming you know where your hotel is (not too hard to work out even if you don’t, “streets” run horizontal, “avenues” run vertical) its best to just get out at a nearby hotel stop and walk (if yours isn’t the next on the list!) a couple blocks. As our luggage was already getting to the point of “excessive” we opted to stay on. Looking back, it would’ve saved us a good 30-45min if we got out and dragged our way to the hotel.

Speaking of hotel, we stayed at The Comfort Inn on Times Square reasonably priced, rather small rooms (still bigger than Tokyo’s! The big plasma makes up for it), world’s smallest and slowest SINGLE elevator but on the plus side, they did have a free brekky spread, free internet and gym and very attentive staff.

The Trip Advisor whingers will say the FREE breakfast is sub par but come on, its not a restaurant nor does it pretend to be, just a tea room with what you would probably have at home on a normal day. The variety of cereal, bread, buns, bagels, muffins, pastries (including croissants), tea, coffee, juice, fruit and yogurt is more than enough to fill you up before heading out. If you want a greasy start, just head to Macca’s otherwise grab an apple for the road and hit the shops!

Times Square - NYC

New York City part #2 – Shopping: Midtown
New York City part #3 – Bronx Zoo
New York City part #4 – Sight seeing – Manhattan
New York City part #5 – Sight Seeing – Brooklyn Markets and Gardens
New York City part #6 – Shopping: Soho

New York City photo gallery here

This week in our run and gun editorials for 3D World, we cram 6 of Brisbane’s local talents into the lush surroundings of Alhambra Lounge. MC and singer Kel on Earth gets the ball rolling dropping the science on being a lady and dealing with wankers in hiphop.

Check her out in the Social Club section of this week’s issue #1032.

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Photos from Apack QLD’s Open night. Demonstrations by floral designers Mark Pampling and Greg Block.

Sales enquries: www.apack.net.au

Apack QLD – Open Night photos here

Rounding off our X & Y bar shoots is Brisbane’s first lady of drum and bass, Kim Delahaye. She chats about her international gigs and country music requests.

Check her out in the Social Club section of this week’s issue #1031.

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What a day! A proverbial rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, but it just goes to show that not even crazy torrential sideways rain can ruin a good vibe!

Much love to all those that turned up and showed their support for our talented locals!
We’ve already got some big plans for next years bash! In the meantime, stay tuned for spin off events 😉

Shout out to all of those that made the event possible…

Production Team:
Lisa – Performances coordinator
Eve – Promo and marketing coordinator
Mel – Art cordinator
Kym – Production assistant and advisor
Knovell – MC and Stage manager
Sholto – Stage manager
John – Production manager
Dion – Production assistant
Alicia – Administration
Katie – Stall assistant

Sponsors:
Footlocker
3D World Magazine
Urban Wear
Postal Entertainment
Paul from Reliabledesigns.com.au – Banner and stickers
Dave from Speaker Wrath – Advertising material

Support the businesses that support you and your scene!

Stalls:
Postal Entertainment
Yungrif – designer tees
Andy DeLore – designer tees and canvas art
Eve – kicks
Nelson – kicks
Afro Denim – designer tees
Chamellieon – photo art, custom toy art
Ben – photo art
Ryan – kicks, bags, tees
Mystique
Urbanwear
(and of course the soulbridgemedia/Fresh Out stall with all the Kidrobot items 😉 )

If you want to chase up any items that you may have missed out on during the day, or couldnt make it on the day, give the sellers a yell on the Fresh Out facebook page.

Performers:
Kuts and Drops
Mark Lowndes
Cat Thompson
Gamarang
Fergie aka H1pe
Karmin Lyricist
Macbeth dance crew
Dastardly Kuts
Hopey1
Morgan Macmanus and Omegachild
Rola D
Yojay
Illkid
The Drone Tree
Elements dance crew
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Like what you heard/saw on the day? Add your favourite performers and get along to their next gig for a full set!

And finally James and all the top staff and organisers of the Chinatown Mall and Markets!

Fresh Out 2010 Festival photos here

The rain managed to hold off for most of it and stage closures were kept to a minimum, win win!

Highlight photos for Parklife 2010 Brisbane here

Whoa! SBM all up in your biz this week!

Starting with Parklife Festival coverage, from Groove Armada’s torch flashing antics to Missy Elliott’s bedazzled sneakers, it was all happening!

The next DJ from our X & Y bar shoot is K-Time.

Check him out in the Social Club section and the full write up of Parklife in this week’s issue #1030.

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In other news, >Fresh Out 2010 – Concrete Culture Festival hosted by SBM is happening this weekend! Music, dance, art, fashion, its all covered! Sneakers, designer toys and local artists and designers, giveaways and more!

Get on down to the Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane) from 9-4pm for all the fun!

The X & Y bar fun continues this week with the best stage name this side of a Batman comic, Harvey Satan.

Check him out in the Social Club section of this week’s issue #1029.

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09.23.2010

Sample shots from Bris breaks and mashup DJ – Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly photos here

This week we hit up a new venue for our 3d World collabos, award winning bar X & Y. It’s a throw back to the valley of old, think 90’s into the 00’s when the valley was dress code free and so is the entry.

The first DJ off the ranks is Brisbane trance stalewart, Tranceducer.

He has a chit chat about less chit chat and public nudity. Check him out in the Social Club section of this week’s issue #1028, out now!

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