Before setting out to the Gold Coast, Andrew, my friend Emily and I went to another USC Rugby game. This one was extremely exciting because our friend Shaun actually scored a try! Unlike athletic teams back at Queens (or any college team in the US) at USC you are allowed to play until you are too old/tired to play. In saying this, for our friend to score a try was a pretty big deal. I also got some great pictures as well!
But once the game was over we headed to the train station. It took approximately 3/4 hours to get to the Gold Coast so we did not arrive until pretty late but it was definitely worth it. The next day we went shopping at the numerous outlet malls (American and Aussie stores) and laid out at the beautiful beach. Then we headed for our real destination, a true Aussie concert called Creamfields.
A little background on the concert is that it is held every year in different sections of Australia including Sydney, Perch, Brisbane, etc. DJ’s from all around come to play for it whether they are Dubstep DJs or House music DJ all are welcome. I learned a lot about the Aussie culture because almost everyone there was Australian! It was pretty crazy to see, for example:
Now I have not been to many American concerts but seeing Aussies in a natural place was actually extremely entertaining. Like I have said before, hardly any of the Aussies wore shoes, the guys hardly ever wore shirts and the girls wore pretty short shorts. This is all stereotypically speaking but it definitely opened my eyes to the youth of Australia. I was also with an Australian girl, Emily and she was able to pick out the Australian DJ’s. Some of the more famous artists included David Guetta, Alesso, and Dirty South. Overall it was an amazing concert and the Gold Coast was beautiful. Here are some pictures of the following night and the day after.
I definitely loved Gold Coast but right now I am currently packing for Sydney! From today until Sunday I will be traveling around the city and I even get to watch Macbeth front row at the Sydney Opera House!! What is even better is my mom and my brother are meeting me there! I’ll make sure to keep you posted on how my trip goes!