Nightfest a success

johnboy 29 September 2008 10

Despite some grumbling on this site about the Nightfest at Floriade the ABC is declaring the event a success.

    “We’ll sit down … and go through all the things which can be improved and all the things which worked and based on that we’ll make a decision on next year.

    “But I’d be very surprised if it doesn’t feature more regularly because [it was] well received by the public.”

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10 Responses to Nightfest a success
Ari Ari 9:34 pm 29 Sep 08

I went on the Friday night and noticed how the demographics skewed towards younger people … no retirees and zimmer frames to be seen.

Our mob had a good feed, stuffed around a bit with the various attractions and ultimately seemed to have had a good time.

I was wary initially, but will be back if they do it again.

From what I could see several thousand others were in a similar frame of mind.

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 9:23 pm 29 Sep 08

I went on Saturday night and had a great time. Perfect weather for it.

There’s a few logistical bugs to be ironed out (more food stalls, better path lighting) but I’ll be back again next year.

$15 too steep? Pfft. Cheaper than Hoyts.

ant ant 9:22 pm 29 Sep 08

It would be nice if they opened it at night, maybe in a more low-key way. Perhaps have night-fest events, and evenings with no events. Just flowers. And maybe din-dins.

Thumper Thumper 2:04 pm 29 Sep 08

It was really very good to tell the truth.

Saturday night was balmy and the people came in their droves.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 1:22 pm 29 Sep 08

i liked the idea, until i heard they were charging for it. stuff that.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 1:15 pm 29 Sep 08

I went on Saturday night. I think it was worth the $15. I dont know how people can grumble about that.

I gotta agree AussieGal83 – I’m a tightarse but still can’t see the problem with $15. If we were talking $25 – 30 then I’d have a tantrum! ;P

AussieGal83 AussieGal83 1:05 pm 29 Sep 08

I went on Saturday night. I think it was worth the $15. I dont know how people can grumble about that.

Muffin Muffin 12:41 pm 29 Sep 08

I went on Friday night. Thought the animated films were tops… very entertaining. Didn’t like the people swaying on the sticks very very long & boring.Was there a story line? Should have made an exit after the films. Certainly not worth $15 a ticket. Would like to see it run again next year with change of format.Don’t think I will be able to drag hubby along next year oh well will need to go it alone….

toriness toriness 11:08 am 29 Sep 08

i give it a big 2 thumbs up! friday (the night we went), saturday and sunday nights sold out. the animated short films on friday night were great – laughs for children and adults alike.

harvyk1 harvyk1 10:52 am 29 Sep 08

I’d be calling it a success. We went along on Thursday night and it was obviously very popular. As I said earlier they need to rethink the format and the films they show a little, but all in all I hope it’s something they run again next year…

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