This is where I was going to take a photo a day in 2012 but forgot to stop. I also write something random to give you an insight into the craziness that is Susan's mind.
Monday, February 29, 2016
February 29. Day 60. Such a drag
ceremonies can be such a drag. Recipient after recipient thanking
everyone from their Year 1 teacher to the person who delivered milk to
their house. Having never been to a Matilda Awards ceremony, I was
unsure where south-east Queensland's Theatre Awards would score on the
entertainment scale. I needn't have worried. They certainly weren't a
drag. For a start there were the naughty hosts: choosing fashion
designer and cabaret star Leigh Buchanan in his alter ego Barbra
Windsor-Woo and comedienne Carita Farrer Spencer in her gender bending
Paradiseo ensured it was not going to be a dull night. And then there
was awards founder Alison Cotes pretty much tipping a bucket on the
awards as a parting gift as she walked out the door. Apparently the
award sculptures look like something fit only for keeping the toilet
door open. Ouch. Throw in performances by the singers and dancers of the
Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts and an unexpectedly quick and a
little naughty one liner by the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. And finally,
for good measure, see Employment Minister Grace Grace take being
serenaded to a spoof of Amazing Grace with, well, good grace. And as a
fitting end the Gold Matilda was awarded posthumously to Carol Burns.
Nope, these awards were not a drag in any man's language.