Saturday, November 28, 2009
Since we were representing Stanford, we followed the Stanford tradition of dressing rally gear and went crazy! It was super super fun!
Delicious plates of food:
Pasha, one of my favorite people EVER, dressed up like a koala!! It was her birthday too!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
We dressed in tutus and neon because the name of her concert is Circus, and we wanted to be roughly circus themed and definitely ridiculous because it's Britney Spears after all.
Posing in front of the Woman's College on campus (our dorms are in this building):
We were super close to the stage - there was literally just one row of people standing in front of us, so we had a prime view of everything. It was INCREDIBLE!
Don, our champion ticket-obtainer!
Countdown to the Circus:
Sufficed to say we were a little delirious with joy.
Apparently ninjas are now part of circuses. Pirates, beware!
THIS GUYS IS BLINDFOLDED. WHAT??
Britney is a way better performer than I was expecting based on other people's recent concert experiences. A lot of the girls here saw her in the US, and she barely danced at all and didn't sing anything live. Her audience in Perth actually walked out in protest because they found her show so boring, but she put on a GREAT show in Brisbane!! She danced a lot and was smiling and engaging the whole time - go figure. She sang "Everything" live and sounded great, and sang live at the end too. I'm kind of glad she lip-synched because she dancing so much that she would've been out of breath by the 2nd song otherwise!
It's good to know that Britney can keep her male dancers in line! It's also the beginning of "If You Seek Amy":
"Hit Me Baby One More Time" - it's an oldie, but a goodie!
FINALE and pyrotechnics. Very nice!
Anyways, it was a really wonderful experience and I can't believe I got to see Britney Spears give an enjoyable show! Haha I really thought her time was passed, but it was fun and yet another ridiculous Australia experience.
Monday, November 23, 2009
The House of Representatives is a blue-themed room, and there are 156 (I believe) representations from the different states and territories.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Dress number 3:
We then went on a walk around La Parousse, which is where Botany Bay is located and the first European settlers landed. We went on a walk with Vick, who is an aboriginal elder and he told us about the history of the people in that region.
The Powerhouse Museum was pretty interesting, it had lots of gadgets and technological innovations. Planes, trains and automobiles in Australia:
Crazy avante-gard garbage exhibit:
AND I SAW DUGONGS AND PLATYPUS!!! YAAAAAAAAYYY =)
Entering the aquarium:
Platypus video!! SO CUTE!
Delicious pizza for dinner! This is half roast duck with sesame, half EMU. That's right, EMU PIZZAAAA and it was so tasty!
We also went to the New South Wales Art Gallery:
And walked around the botanical gardens:
Then we visited old Convict barracks that afternoon. Here we are in the convict hammocks:
And finally we went to a nearby club to go dancing. I love this group of people and I have the best time with them! Here are photos from a few nights of going out (hence the different outfits):
Dress number 1 reappears: