First Day in Byron Bay
Trip Start Jan 19, 2013
95Trip End Apr 12, 2013
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After checking in, we went to our room which is on the ground floor and a bit like a bungalow as we have our own small outside area and it's en suite. We are sharing with 6 other people: two guys from Hull and two from Germany that we have talked to so far. We said hello to everyone and then both had a shower and a little rest before heading out to find somewhere for lunch. We also found a Peter Pans so used the internet there and then got lunch in a small pie shop
We then came back to the hostel and sat outside chatting to Ian and Gary who are the guys from Hull. Jennie then went in for a nap, as did Gary so Ian and I chatted for a while. We already knew they were in a band but after talking to Ian some more, conversation got onto the films I made at Uni and then their desire to make a music video for their band. Thus followed me telling them about the logistics of filming and how much it would cost etc. He seemed interested so there could be a potential lead there.
By then it was around 7 so Jennie and I headed to the bar area of our hostel, we bought a drink and claimed our free dinner voucher. The biggest perk about this hostel is you get a free meal everyday. Today it was Moroccan Lamb with couscous, bread and butter and some salad. The only con was you had to buy a drink but it could be any and even so, it's a pretty decent deal.
We collected our dinners and sat down next to some people who we got chatting too. We met two girls from Somerset in the UK and then a guy and girl from Sweden. All of them were really friendly so we had a good chat with them. We stayed there for a bit and got asked by a staff member if we wanted to sign up to do a song for the karaoke night. I said that I might later so we left the bar and then came back to our room to see what others were doing. Ian and Gary were going for dinner and then a place with live music but we weren't ready so ended up going back to the Aquarius bar. We had a few drinks and were gonna leave and find somewhere else but it was still raining and Jennie didn't want to get wet so we went back inside and I signed up to sing 'Don't Stop Believing' by Journey. Lots of people were doing such a wide range of songs for karaoke but finally my moment came. I think I did pretty good, Jennie filming some of it for anyone who wants to see it!
We are now back in our room after going out to get a snack before bed. Maybe time to sleep now... more soon,