Saturday, September 14, 2013

September 14. Day 257. Colourful characters

Fifty Shades of Grey was possibly the worst book I've ever read (Where read is defined as persevering through seven chapters before giving up in genuine horror that something so appalling written could make a best seller list). Christian Grey was a thoroughly unlikeable character in a trashy little tale. Besides I don't like grey. Grey is winter. Grey is depressing. Grey is, well, colourless.
Colour makes me happy and as such I found the concept of SpringFlare -a new event in the Brisbane calendar - totally irresistible. Apparently this is part of a world-wide movement but the event today near the University of Queensland was the first for this city. I'm doubting it will be the last.
The all-ages alcohol and drug free event featured music, multicultural food and in a celebration of spring the chance to throw packets of dye all over each other every half an hour, all day.
What's more it was free to get in. What's not to love about that? Apparently the dye will come out but I rather get the feeling that not too many people in the crowd cared about that.


  1. ha ha that looks awesome! what fun and vibrant and such good energy x

  2. What great fun - I hope you joined in! The photos show what a fab time they all had - it's also refreshing to hear that it was alcohol free! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Looks like so much fun, and what a fabulous idea with the dye! And you're so right about Fifty Shades..!

  4. Looks like a fun day, I've never read Fifty Shades as I've heard it's rubbish!

  5. What incredible photos!!!

  6. This is absolutely amazing!!!! Pinned this to remind me that such a fun event exists.

  7. That woman in the aviator glasses, brilliant!

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.