Tuesday, August 30, 2016


It was Melbourne's 181st Birthday today and I attended the celebration at Federation Square alongwith several hundred other Melbournians. The two hour concert included vocals from Lisa Edwards who sang John Farhnam's Your the Voice and trumpeter and singer songwriter from Hunters and Collectors went down well with the audience who stood in the rain to listen.

Many, including myself were singing along and dancing as best we could on the uneven surface of Federation Square walkway. However, the best aspect of the two hour concert was the eight or so songs sung by Ross Wilson, Mondo Rock, who ended by singing the now famous, Eagle Rock.

I really enjoyed myself and was fliting here and there to take photos. At the end of the concert audience members were treated to a cup cake to celebrate the occasion and shown on the large screen were Australian archive footage of early Melbourne's Flinders Street, St. Paul's Cathedral and Collins Street. The whole experience was just lovely. Happy Birthday Melbourne, we love you!

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