For the first time in a very long time (I mean years) I slept in to nearly 10am. Concerned I had wasted a whole morning I quickly got dressed and headed out to the city with Liam to go to the Melbourne Free Festival called Moomba. I loaded up on a delicious vegan fake meat burger full of protein and set out into the 40 degree heat.
Moomba is an Autumn carnival that has been running since 1952. It runs for 3 days and has many an awesome event. There's a parade, music, carnival rides, water sport, skateboarding and a heap more.
It was a public holiday here in Melbourne so I think half the town was out at Moomba. It was lovely on this side of the river under the shade. Liam and I stood and watched some rad water skiing for a while.
One of my favourite things about carnivals is the rad art on the rides. Here is something you may not know about me. I have a fear of human bile. (Weird for a veterinary nurse, I know.) Being around rides makes me nervous. I also don't drink alcohol (I've only had about 1 cup of alcohol in my whole life), go on any rides, won't sit near children or pregnant woman in airplanes and had not really been to a bar until last year; all due to a fear of bile. So as I carefully made my way around the rides I found some super rad art.
This awesome Captain America piece was on the side of a ride where you get strapped in a harness and fly in the air. Totally irrelevant to Captain America. Hehehe
Kick ass Black Cat on the side of a ride called The Surge. I did not stick around long to find out why it was called that.
And this was my favourite piece from the whole carnival. I love all the At-Ats and the pink version of Zam Wessel (Thanks Geeky Glamorous). I have never really given her much thought in Attack of The Clones, so I'm going to watch it again this weekend and see her be awesome.
Moomba is all about celebrating Melbourne. It's people, it's culture and it's beauty. Today made me really appreciate everything Liam and I went through to move here 7 months ago.
Melbourne I fall more in love with you the longer I live here.