Saturday 19th June – The Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic 2021
Coronavirus Lockdown Day 454
1,664 cases: 0 new, 26 active.
Bronwen and I drove into the city, expecting chaos as the expressway is closed all weekend so the evil new casino can lift the first part of their City to South Bank bridge into place—however traffic wasn’t as bad as expected, and we even managed to find a free car park at the top of Roma Street Parklands.
After parking we walked down to the Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic in Roma Street Parklands, arriving just on one o’clock as it was scheduled to start. It was already quite busy, and also a bit windy and cold.
I spent the afternoon running around taking photos of people, while Bronwen switched back and forth between taking photos and slowly freezing as it was quite cold in the shade.
After the picnic Bronwen and I drove into the city to have a look at the Casino’s bridge construction, but as we walked across King George Square we came across a big queue of fancily-dressed people waiting to enter the Queen’s Ball. I’d only brought my camera with the 50mm lens on it, so Bronwen took it and ran around taking photos. It was quite dark and Bronwen isn’t used to this kind of photography, so results varied.
We found out tomorrow that we were in the CBD almost the same time as a flight attendant with coronavirus.