Last NYE we were so lucky to be on a boat with James and Shaun under the Sydney harbour bridge for the fireworks and this year we had nearly as incredible a view of the most famous NYE celebration in the world, just 200 metres to the side of the bridge. We were invited to a NYE party at Troy’s new unit in Kirribilli on the 5th floor of a building right next to the bridge.
Troy’s place right next to the Sydney harbour bridge
We had about 15-20 people come , a mix of Troy, Alison his girlfriends and my friends I invited. We had Sushi platters to eat and lots and lots of different types of alcohol of course. When we arrived Troy tried to make Mojito cocktails in his food blender and he didn’t have a muddling stick, they turned out ‘interesting’
Getting to know some new people over some drinks
Troy installed some free DJ software called MIXXX on his laptop plugged into the TV (my old 40” Samsung TV I sold him years ago, still going strong) and it was so complicated to use, only Troy and me knew how to change songs. I couldn’t DJ on it though as its near impossible to mix without some headphones for cueing, if your a DJ you’ll know what I mean. It didn’t stop me pumping out some old classics like ‘Blackbox – Ride on time’ from the 90’s though!
Shaun trying to work out the DJ software to change songs
The midnight fireworks were awesome as usual, the best NYE celebrations in the world (so they say) and they are never a let down, they lasted for about 15 minutes.
The Sydney bridge was on fire!
The final seconds of the fireworks when all hell let loose
We left the party at 2am and walked back to the train station where there were a group of Indians around 40-50 having a bit of a Indian NYE rave it seemed with live drums and a DJ, it sounded really good. I stood there watching and took a video as it was a really good vibe in this outdoor party, like a little bit of India away from home it felt. All of a sudden a hot sweaty Indian man grabbed me by the arm and dragged me into the party and ushered me to dance, so I did, in the style of the other with their hands above their heads pushing up the sky.
New Years Day
Ah waking up to a new year, to 2011, new opportunities new challenges in life. A bit hung over we went to the nice cafe over the road for some cooked breakfast and then we headed to one
of the smaller Sydney eastern suburbs local beaches. No tourists on this beach, just all aussie’s chilling out in the hot 30 degrees new years day sun. I laid in the shade all afternoon reading my car magazine, it was too hot for me with a hangover.
Double bays 7 shillings beach
Turn up the sound for the below video and imagine your at a beach in Sydney on a nice warm summers day.