Trip Start Jun 27, 2006
20Trip End ??? ??, 2007
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The other trip outside of Melbourne worth mentioning was my day trip to Philip Island to see the Penguin Parade (hundreds of penguins come marching in at dusk after a long and tiring day of fishing...they head up to their burrows in the hills)
So in the city of Melbourne I saw the major highights...Melbourne museum, Fitzroy garden, Yarra River, Queen Victoria markets and St. Kilda Festival (a full day event with bands, rides, market stalls, skating competitions etc.). One random activity worth mentioning was Bogan Bingo. This was Bingo not for grannies in nursing homes but for "young adults". Bogan btw is another word for "redneck or hick". This was a very interactive sort of Bingo with 2 hosts (dressed in Bogan attire) and several audience members in full costume (flannel shirts, bleached 80's jeans, flurescent work shirts). Each number that was called out had an expression or song attached to it (For ex. the host would call out "sweet 16" and then say "never been kissed"...the audience then responded "pigs ass" (pigs ass=what a lie) or any number ending in 1 the audience responded "up your bum" or if 19 was called out the host played a song about a boy who "was only 19"). If someone got bingo they had to scream out "fu*king bingo" and go on stage to spin the "wheel of death" which was a wheel made up of all dead famous australians (including Steve Irwin, Harold Holt(prime minister of Australia who drowned). Whoever the bingo winner landed on, they received some sort of momento having to do with that person. For example, if they landed on Harold Holt they got a cheapo scuba mask (because he drowned...not very PC). During random intervals the host declared "air guitar contest" where members from the audience would go on stage to compete as best air guitarist(they won based on audience's approval). So yes def. a new bingo experience for Ave and hilarious as ever.
PS- Guess where I go next? (Hint: devil)