I’ve told you lots about the Melbourne trip already, but I wanted to give you an overview of the week, with lots of pictures.
So what did I do?
Got lots of exercise:
Went to three shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival:
Ate lots of delicious food:
And, of course, went to concerts! I’ve already told you about Great Big Sea, but we also went to see Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot. The show was great, but the audience was unenthused. They didn’t dress up, they didn’t dance, they barely bobbed their head. They applauded. They seemed to like it, but they just did’t get involved!
We dressed up of course. Catch me going to a rockabilly show and not dressing up! I managed to get Theresa’s hair into perfect Victory rolls, and wore my Love at First Flight dress.
And we danced! We bobbed up and down and tried to lead each other (man, I suck as a lead) until someone finally asked us to dance. And then another couple saw us and was brave enough to dance as well, but that was it. Audience of hundreds, and we were the only dancers! But hey, I’m not very brave, and I was brave enough to dance when no one else was – yay me!
I also helped Theresa and her flatmates do a massive clear-up in their garden. Why is housework and gardening always fun at other peoples houses, but not your own?
I also just wandered and explored the city, with Theresa, and alone, enjoying the architecture and the shops and parks.
And finally, of course, I taught a corset making workshop. More about that later.
No one else danced at a Brian Setzer show? I find this shocking.
So did we! And very, very few people were dressed in rockabilly clothes – there was hardly a victory roll or a quiff in sight.
Your photos of Melbourne are so beautiful. I want to go there.
You crammed in so much! Great that you got up and danced at the rockabilly concert!
Loved my Victory Rolls! You might have to do some historical hairstyling tutorials one of these days.
I also love the photos in front of the church, for an obvious, just-between-us reason. 🙂
Ack! I lost Matilda’s details (it WAS Matilda? I am *dreadful* with names)….I dont know how but I lost the piece of paper which had her full name on it. You wouldn’t be able to pass it on to me would you?
Love those victory rolls too – they look great! It’s easier doing someone else’s hair I think. I just can’t seem to do my own.
What a fun-packed trip! I have to say, I have a huge crush on Theresa’s look, with the twirly dress and the victory rolls and all. Can’t wait to hear more about the corset class!
That looks like an awesome trip! I can’t understand people not dancing at shows either, esp. when they’re playing dance music! Those are beautiful victory rolls too. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear how the corset class was.
Not relevant to this post, but have you seen these Edwardian style photos? https://rbkclocalstudies.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/street-style-1906-edward-linley-sambournes-fashion-blog/