Monday, November 14, 2005

Festival Flags #1


Festival Flags #1
Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.


Yesterday was the annual Newtown Festival, which this year was badged as 'Lovefest'. Don't ask me, I don't know why.

It was jam packed with people this year, and I'm not sure how much love was in the air, but it was a pretty congenial crowd. By late afternoon the dance beats were pumping, lots of people had lots to drink, there were dogs and children under foot, and the market stalls and information stands were in full swing.

7 comments:

Bodhi said...

"By late afternoon the dance beats were pumping, lots of people had lots to drink, there were dogs and children under foot, and the market stalls and information stands were in full swing."

Yes, yes, Andrew. What-ever. More importantly people, with all that blazing late spring Sydney sun, it was a regular hottie-fest with cute guys absolutely everywhere. Dazzling us both with their individual charms, I must say. So much tanned and toned skin. So many tattoo's. Even better so many tattoo's on tanned and toned skin. *Sigh*

"..this year was badged as 'Lovefest'. Don't ask me, I don't know why." Are you kiddin me, TOA? I don't know about you, but I fell in an outta love about a hundred times, at least. And need I mention the repeated sightings of low-riding Calvin Klein boy? I mean c'mon, I am sure that cutie was stalking us. Its a given, he was just too shy to approach. It's the only explanation ...

The Other Andrew said...

Fair points Bodes, although I think love is not the emotion either of us was feeling, especially towards low-riding Clavins boy. (Tall, young, blonde, tattooed, lean, broad shouldered... you know, whatever.)

Their were most definately some dazzling, barely dressed beauties to be seen. C'mon Summer!

Bodhi said...

Hey, lets net get too hung up on semantics here TOA. I wanted to love 'em so bad, it almost hurt.

And you know, being a Buddhist and all it was about: Interdependence, breaking down barrier between self and other, unconditional loving kindness, boundless compassion ...

The fact that maybe my emotions just wanted to unconditionally loving kindness all over their hot little bodies is entirely understandable. M'kay.

Don't try and get all in my face with my self justifications, allright? It was love. Pure and simple. M'kay? Well, maybe not entirely pure, but definately simple.

Mark said...

Ah, I wondered why so many (drunk) people were out and about that night.

Just dropping by to refer you to my page, where I have finally gotten around to writing my bit on Buddhism (-lite, so pls don't take too much offense ;) ).

The Other Andrew said...

Wow Mark, I just left a lengthy comment on your blog about your post on Buddhism. I'm not offended, but some of your assetions about what Buddhism is and isn't are so far removed from what I have experienced and been taught, that I was quite shocked. I was really surprised. Your post doesn't seem to be about people who profess to be Buddhist but are just wanking on, it seems to more directly state 'Buddhism is crap' (to paraphrase). So, I think you can understand that I take issue with some of your assertions because to me they are factually inaccurate.

harry said...

I thought it was love fest so that some could claim to be bringing the love and others could claim to merely bringing the fest.

The Other Andrew said...

I definately saw some fest. Or festering, at least.