Townsville is a place that has really surprised me. Firstly, the weather this winter has been astonishing – like an endless southern autumn, with day after day in the mid-20s and then night after night buried in doonas. If winter was like this every year and there was no such thing as cyclones in the wet season then everyone would move here.
This city also has a reputation for being an army town, full of XXXX-drinking Queenslanders and so I was a little skeptical about what kind of a cultural fest Townsville could put on. But it was a cracker and it really made me think how amazing it is when all different kinds of people come together, rip off their normal clothes and just celebrate with good food, crazy music and spectacular beach-side winter weather. Here’s a movie I made with some highlights from Saturday night..