I went up to Brisbane this weekend, for Renee's 21st. It was totally awesome to see her, as we hadn't seen each other for four years. Was kinda wrecked on Saturday, Alana and I finished our demo EP on Friday (just) and went out on Friday night to her uncle's CD launch (Spectrum Part One remastered, from Aztec Records), to give it to a bunch of useful people (Spectrum, Ross Wilson, Ross's manager, someone from Aztec Records). We still need to find a drummer and bassist too, so these demos will be handy to show people what we're about. Anyway I got home at 1:30, fell into bed, and was up at 5:30 to go to Brisbane. Brisbane was COLD! wtf. Cold and rainy, although nowhere near as cold as Melbourne. I got to meet Ian, Renee's lovely boyfriend, and we all went to decorate the venue with hundreds of balloons, and I fell asleep on a bench...got to have a nap that arvo though which set me up for the night. Renee really knows how to throw a party. Usually I really don't like big parties, but her friends are really nice people and I had a blast...had to give a speech which was about 2 minutes long and full of cliches...and then got stuck into the bar, which had basic spirits on the tab :) got introduced to those Smirnoff black drinks. They are quite strong. Also had a Jam Doughnt shot up at the main bar after the party finished, and lots more drinks, and dancing with everyone, and getting hit on by a random man in a red t-shirt at the bar. He put his hand on my shoulder during the Grease megamix, then right on cue, sang 'You're the one that I want'. I have a feeling it was a move he'd practised. A lot. It was funny nonetheless. We got home about 2:30 and slept about 3:30...for some reason I woke up at 7:25!!! Felt a bit cheated. We picked up Renee's friend Craig, who is backpacking from Canada, and went to Surfers Paradise for the day. I walked around all day with a huge grin on my face, enjoying the warmth and sunshine. We also went to Timezone and found out that I am scarily good at shooting games. Sadly I had to come home last night...felt a bit wistful on the plane, having to say goodbye to friends that I've made, who I'm not likely to meet again for a very long time, and saying goodbye to Renee. Hopefully it'll be less than four years till we're together again. The guy next to me on the plane took exactly the same flights as me to and from Brisbane for a wedding. That was quite coincidental.
Here are some photos:
I took them with my new fancy phone too...they are quite good aren't they!