Sydney City Streets and Parks
Gozleme never miss a gig!
Being able to wander through the city streets without traffic is a liberating experience and the Festival First Night gives everyone this chance. I've been to the last two and found this year to be a lot easier to walk around and it felt less congested and had fewer bottlenecks. I think it was because the stages were located and designed less to be dead end streets and positioned where streets converged like the corner of Chifley Tower which allowed more access points. There also seemed to be more large screens and speakers set up so you didn't need to actually be in front of the stage to see or hear anything which should be commended — I think an improvement from previous years.
I managed to see all the areas except The Domain which was at capacity by 9.30 pm when I walked by — I only arrived late between 9 pm til 11 pm. I did however spot the ubiquitous Gozleme food stand which never seem to miss a gig — I should really buy shares in this stall. Next to them were the humorously named The Sauerkraut Sisters hehe. The cute looking Lemon Bar served flavoured ice tea from a huge tank and was quite refreshing. The helium balloon with trapeze artist floating near St Mary's Cathedral was quite mesmerizing to watch.
PROS: Free entertainment
MUST TRY: Arriving earlier next time
Emmy's Turkish Gozleme and The Sauerkraut Sisters