[First filed: January 01, 2009 @ 10:12]
If you’re sensible and have a girlfriend – wife – spouse – partner you spend New Year’s Eve at a private party.
Civic is for the terminal ravers and the young and lonely hoping to find someone with which to bump uglies.
But for you dear reader I left behind a rather good private party to document the offerings of Civic.
I have to say I was actually rather impressed.
The fireworks were good. The entertainment in both Civic Square and Garema Place was going off.
Police were swarming all over trouble frankly before it even looked like trouble. (I will defer to their experience and un-impaired judgment).
The only trouble I had was from a small spiky headed moron who took it on himself to decide which photographs I should or should not take. If I was younger and dumber we’d both have ended up locked up with my camera smashed and this morning I’m still wondering if it would have been worth it.
I found it somewhat ironic that the large dancing crowds in the alcohol free areas, enjoying the Government supplied entertainment were in large part doing so with the benefit of illegal substances.
After one look at the taxi queue I decided I was better off walking.
So dear rioters, if you went out (stay at homes please refrain) how was your night?
Slideshow of Civic fun below: