Monday, January 22, 2007


Went to see Crackers (part of the Sydney Festival) on Friday night with the Littlest Leprechaun and a couple of other quirky folk, out in the mosquito-infested wetlands at Homebush Bay. The show was set out in a circle, with fireworks in the middle and all around the outside, and the crowd inbetween. There were projections on a huge cylindrical screen, and people who looked kind of like scarecrows, dressed all in black with huge sparklers attached to their heads and arms, wire figures with crackers bursting from them, and a vast array of sparkly things whizzing along wires and technicolour stars splitting the sky and fizzing like sherbet on my tongue. It was immensely exciting to be in the middle of all the ash and brimstone...


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