Riverfire kind of sucked for me in the end.
I didn’t get to go to my secret vantage point because the AFL was being played at the Gabba so I figured the lights would ruin any pictures I took. So instead we went to the park on Doornoch Terrace. Not surprisingly, the population of Brisbane who weren’t at South Bank were at Doornoch Terrace, so instead of battling with the millions who were angling for the best spot away from the trees and power lines, Pauline and I crossed the road and sat uncomfortably on some handrails and squinted at the fireworks in the distance.
The best bit was when the jet planes dumped their fuel at the beginning and the end over the Brisbane River. The worst bit was Triple M’s tired old playlist that was supposedly synchronised to the fireworks. Is Christina Aguelira’s Beautiful really a song that makes you think “fireworks! WOW!”. They need to hire a new playlist selector because the one they have is completely SHIT!!!
I took over 100 pictures and not one of them is useable. Unless you want photos of what fireworks look like when you are tripping. I always take tonnes at the beginning and miss the grand finale because I’ve filled the memory with photos of nothing. I guess you could say I’m a premature photographer. If anyone wants to see what fireworks look like when you are tripping, I will gladly oblige – if you write something in the comments.
I’ll have to save my secret vantage point for another fireworks night when the Gabba doesn’t have it’s 500 trillion watt bulbs on.