[First filed: September 24, 2009 @ 22:39]
Flowers by night
Well tonight, Thursday, might have been the pick of the nights to visit Floriade Night Fest 2009. Wednesday night they were showing Sparkly Vampires, plus being windy and cold. From Friday night theres going to be a cold front and strong winds coming through with possible snow on the ranges over the weekend. There was a decent queue to get in but it moved very quickly. Looks like they’ve learned a lot from last year, still I’m glad I didn’t pre-purchase tickets ($21 for an adult).
But besides the weather the actual visit to Floriade Night Fest was good fun. The fire twirlers were wandering around shortening their lifespans. The tall people were tall and dancing. The flowers were lit up but didn’t really come across as special at night as they do during the day.
When I originally looked at the line up of screenings for Night Fest I’m sure they were showing short films, Trop Fest replays and other fun things that you didn’t have to concentrate on the whole way. But looks like they’ve changed it to feature films for this year, which I don’t feel work as well for festival showings.
The food and beverages weren’t as expensive as I thought they would be. The movie sound and screen worked well and could be viewed easily even with people wandering around and chatting. There were good clear lines of demarkation between those who brought chairs and those who brought rugs so no disputes arose. Best to bring two rugs as it was pretty cold even tonight.
Didn’t hang around for much of Pyrophone Juggernaut (flame throwing multi-octave organ) but I like the concept.
If you’re willing to brave the weather then Floraide Night Fest continues until Sunday 27 Sep 2009 with showings of Hairspray, The Devil Wears Prada and Ratatouille.
And some more photos.
The Carnival Ferris Wheel
Barrow load of tulips
Watch out for Security
And the disco dancers
And lastly the Pyrophone Juggernaut.