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Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 30. Day 89. Music to my ears


Give people a uniform and so often they seems to think that gives them permission to act like complete arseholes. I'm not talking here about police, ambos or firies. It's more the bouncers, security guards and traffic control people who take a bit of authority and turn it into a power trip.
Of course there are exceptions that make and break every rule and I have to say the security people are South Bank have got the firm but fair thing perfectly sorted.
Twice in the past couple of weeks I've seen the security personnel in action. The first time, a schoolgirl was busking without a permit near the river. The guards politely walked up to her mum as the little one played violin and told her the rules. they directed her to the office where the permits are issues.
A second instance happened today. Members of the hip hop dance troupe Empire were rehearsing at the piazza in preparation for next week's Hip Hop Street Dance Championships at the Clem Jones Centre in Brisbane. The parklands were packed with families enjoying the Easter Saturday sunshine and a large crowd had gathered to watch.
Then the security guards appeared. Again politely they told the group they had no problem  with them rehearsing or with their music but the power cord snaking its way across the concrete piazza was a serious health and safety risk especially with all the small children running around and would have to go. 
They suggested that if the group wanted to use the space on an ongoing basis they should talk to the managing authority to get a safer access to power.
Firm but fair. 
It could have been ugly. It wasn't. A break was called and I'm not sure what the dancers did next but I did notice that as he walked away Manuel Grundy was still doing backflips. He may not have been head over heals with the situation but he was doing a great job of hiding it.

24 comments:

  1. What a great picture , cool action

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  2. What a cracking action shot and a great capture

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  3. what a talent, a flip from standing is a special skill

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  4. This is a great action shot! Wish i was that erm...fit!!

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  5. Great capture Susan, you have such a knack for action shots.

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  6. It sounds as if the security guards are very fair and fortunately do not have power trips. What a great capture of a back-flip.

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  7. wow! what a fab capture! i bet that was fun to watch x

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  8. That's a super shot, capturing the action

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  9. Fantastic photo- awesome as always.
    (Gaffer tape hides a number of health and safety hazards!!)

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  10. Really glad that the security have got the right attitude, that makes all the difference, nobody wants to spoil the fun but safety of everyone is important. Its a fantastic shot

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  11. Brilliant photography, how on ERth do they manage to get the power to do it? The security guards sound like really decent fellows, they don't want to stop people having fun, just follow the rules!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  12. How do you manage to capture such amazing action photos

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    1. It's the camera not the photographer I can assure you

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  13. What an awesome photo. And what a shame that some people have to be such killjoys! My husband would absolutely love to be able to see the Hip Hop Street Dance championships- will you be there?
    xx

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    1. Not sure. My niece actually made the World Championship finals and will be performing in Las Vegas later this year. I would so love to be cheering her on

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  14. VERY clever shot, I wonder if you had it on constant click (Not the technical term I know) to get such a perfect shot?

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    1. Yep I was on the continuous shot mode ...

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  15. Fantastic action shot. I really need to learn how to use my camera properly so I can take amazing photos like yours.

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