There was no competition when we decided how we were to ring in the new year, to celebrate the last few days of 2012 we thought we’d go back to where we’d started it.
The fresh Tasmanian air was filled with a swirling concoction of scents of the various food vans. Over the course of the festival the volume built, combining 15,000 people chatting and music coming from various stages, culminating at midnight, on New Years Eve. For us there was very little alcohol drunk, not a lot of festival food eaten, and not very much sleep had.
These miniature morsels of cake, were a party in your mouth. The raspberry was a surprise party, hiding a fresh tart berry in the middle.
While the sun was out, the wind was blowing close to gale force. Walking past this tent earlier, J commented that if it wasn’t tightened then it would probably rip (being a professional rigger at some point in his life, I tend to believe him with these sorts of things), we walk back past only minutes last and this turret had ripped, it took 7 hours to repair.
This peking duck wrap was delicious, the outside like a oily and crumbly rotti with sesame seeds encrusted. The pulled peking duck, and lettuce, topped off with a delicious sweet, sticky sauce had the perfect combination of crunchy, chewy and wonderful flavour combinations.
We wrapped up our new years celebrations at 8 pm on New Years Eve, I was aslwwp as soon as my head hit the pillow. Working at the Festival we were driving international artists to and from the airport, their hotel and the festival. The last bands to play on the night of the 30th finished playing at 4 am on the 31st. So after the hour into Hobart and the hour drive back out to site, I crawled into bed as the sun was coming up.
The day of the 31st was pretty vague, I felt like I was living in a slow motion bubble, where sounds were distorted and images weren’t quite clear. Sleep was definitely necessary. It was refreshing to wake up on New Years Day after 9 hours sleep, feeling clear and ready to take on 2013!
How did you ring in the New Year?