" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 12, 2016

Dark Mofo Winter Feast 2016

After getting off the Spirit of Tasmania car ferry at Devonport at 6:30am Thursday on June 16th and driving through the heart of Tasmania I reached Hobart in the early afternoon and parked my car at Salamanca Wharf  and had a walk around the area that the 
Dark Mofo Winterfeast was being held throughout the week, and for me, that night.
My car has 'The Grateful Dead' sticker on the windscreen
The Dark Mofo Winterfeast is held in the shed behind those trees
The Salamanca Wharf area
The Dark Mofo site during the daylight hours
Across the road from the Dark Mofo Winterfeast site is Parliament House Gardens and I noticed all the statues in this area have been covered in pink plastic while Dark Mofo is on...well I surely think they wouldn't be covered like this all year round.
TV cameras were out in force with reporters interviewing someone who I presume was a politician, not that I knew who they were.
Parliament House Gardens
Parliament House Gardens
Someone in Hobart is a party pooper it seems

 I was to find out later that weekend that Hobart is plagued by real rabbits, as I wrote about in this post -
A Wonderland of Coincidence in the Book Cellar
If it's not crows stalking me on this road-trip, it's seagulls.
I got in my car after walking around the Salamanca Wharf area and headed off to Sandy Bay to find where I would be staying for the next four nights
Brew...why does that name sound familiar to me? ;-) 
Wrest Point Casino
The Wrest Point Casino building is the tallest building in Hobart at 17 stories high and while my room is not in that building it is in the same complex.
The view from my motel room was breathtaking being on the river

After unwinding in my motel room for the rest of the afternoon it was back to the city when night fell to have something to eat.
It felt a bit 'Eyes Wide Shut' ish walking in, to me.
Doh! Trust me to have driven to this event with so much alcohol to taste
The red + is meant to represent death and a red X sex from the MONA logo
The best beer in Tasmania in my opinion
My meal for the night on the far left...lamb
I loved all of the little fire-pit music camps around the site
Flamin' hell, that was close :-)
I highly recommend the Dark Mofo Winterfeast, my only regret was driving to the venue and not being able to have a few more drinks than was legally possible.
  Chelsea Wolfe at the Odeon Theatre on Friday June 17th, 2016
My Pick of Dark Mofo Would Have to be Chelsea Wolfe

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