You are never to old for a bit of Doof Doof

I love a wide range of music, but I do have a soft spot for a bit of  electronic bass. Yes I am 38 but i do like Dubstep, Trap, Drum and Bass, and Trip Hop.  You fellow oldies will probably not know what the heck I am talking about and you youngies will hopefully be impressed.   My brother shares this taste in music and we both now make the yearly pilgrimage to Future Music Festival.

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We arrived at Flemington Race Course.  My brother had decided that his contribution to the day was to bake some brownies.  As he was putting them into our day pack I asked him if he thought these might get through?  We both had a giggle and decided to leave half in the car just in case they got confiscated.  We lined up with the other festival goers while announcements over the loud speakers were blaring to have tickets and licences ready to be inspected.  As everyone was waiting they were flapping their licences around and the backs of their licenses were facing me with the years they were all born in.  These numbers were in the 90’s with the occasional one in the late 80’s.  I sheepishly held my 1976 so no one could see and question my validity of being there.

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I met up with my friend Sally and we had a bit of a dance to Carnage and then David and I went to check out some of the other talent.

In the evening I got to check out a group that just blew my mind.  Not only was the music amazing with the bass going off but the light show that went with it was out of this world, complete with a “haunted house” (album title) as the lighting back drop.

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The final act for the night was Chase and Status who became a favourite of mine when I saw them last year at Future. I think I was drawn to them as they have a bit of a Manchester retro feel to their music which reminds me of my time in the UK.   So as soon as Knife Party was finished I pushed (politely of course) my way down to the front to join the die hard fans.  I even got asked by one of the “groupies” if I was an official photographer as I had my shmancy camera with me.  Well excuse me – Did I not look like I might be part of the fan club???? I brushed off the insult and boogied it up like an old fart to my favourite tunes.

 

And yes – the brownies made it though the gates.

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Let them eat cake

As a cake decorator I spend quite a bit of time looking at other peoples wonderful creations.  I have seen and been in awe of dessert tables and loving that it is not just the cake but the whole table is themed as well.  So this definately had to go on the list.  Just one problem, either I had to wait for one of my customers to order one or I had to create one for myself.  I decided that I couldn’t sit there waiting for that dessert table order to come in so I decided to do one for myself.  I just needed an occasion.  I know … my birthday.

Well my theme was easy.  You guessed it … Teal.  I thought that my converted mirror/blackboard would make the perfect backdrop.  I then hit pinterest/google hard to be inspired.  My invitations were designed and sent out, menu was planned,  special items were ordered, I sewed a tablecloth, painted some milk bottles, made some flowers and put my shopping list together.  All I needed to do now was shop, bake and create.  My lovely friend Karen came up for the weekend and helped me with everything.  It was so much fun doing this with someone who enjoyed the process as much as I did.  Most of my friends were asking what they could bring and were wondering why I wanted to do everything myself.  They didn’t understand why I would want to spend my birthday preparing and putting this party all together.  In my mind it was a birthday present to myself.

What a lovely afternoon it was, celebrating with some special friends.  It made me realise how blessed I am to have each and every one of them in my life.  The blackboard says it all “In the cookie of life, Friends are the chocolate Chips”.

The Dessert Table

The Dessert Table

Some of the sweet treats

Some of the sweet treats

The Cake

The Cake

The only pic I had showing some of the tablecloth I made

The only pic I had showing some of the tablecloth I made

I had to match the drink with the theme

I had to match the drink with the theme

I was so excited to find some bubbles that had the same name as my business (although spelt differently)

I was so excited to find some bubbles that had the same name as my business (although spelt differently)

A little gift for each guest

A little gift for each guest