White Night – Melbourne   6 comments

portrait, portrait photography, performer, busker, happy, joy, street performer, Melbourne, White Night, nightLast night, I (with my family and 300,000 of my friends and neighbours) descended on Melbourne’s CBD for the inaugural White Night Melbourne event. It’s an all night party celebrating the arts running from 7pm Saturday to 7am Sunday. The organisers had hoped for 100,000 people so they must have been a little blown away with the final estimates.

From shortly after 7pm, people on foot took over the streets. The trams weren’t running. Cars had nowhere to go. People lined the streets from side to side.  For us, with two young kids, the crowds were a little overwhelming. The performers and the art installations were a little hard to see. If you looked hard and watched the crowds, there were gems to be found like the performer pictured above. He was the voice half of a duo making some great music in Flinders Lane. How happy is this guy!

I don’t know if it’s going to be an annual event now, but we might have to leave the kids at home next time so we can be more mobile and stay out later.

 

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6 responses to “White Night – Melbourne

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  1. I nearly joined you (as I live close by in South Yarra) but in the end, was worried about getting home again late and didn’t go. All I can say is when I saw the ‘throng of 300,000’ on the news, I’m glad I didn’t go. Too crowded. You did well to go with 2 small children.

    Love the shot you posted. Great shot of the singer and really showed his enjoyment of the night.

    Apparently, Melbourne ‘won the right’ to present the White Night for 2 years running, so I guess that means that it’s in Melbourne next year too. I’m not familiar with the event, but guess that different cities must host it? If it was in Paris 10 years ago according to the news, there must be a record of which other cities have hosted it.

    I’ll guess a Google search would tell me more.

    By the way, the Thai Food & Culture Festival is on 17th March in Fed Square – you might enjoy that for a few photo opportunities. http://victoriaaphotography.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/thai-culture-food-festival-federation-square-melbourne/ I read recently that Melbourne has some 2000 festivals each year – indoors & outdoors – so there must be many more photo opportunities coming up this year.

    victoriaaphotography
  2. I know I’m supposed to be commenting on the photos, but WOW, what a great night!

    >________________________________ > From: In Search of Style >To: kantrobus@yahoo.com >Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2013 3:21 AM >Subject: [New post] White Night – Melbourne > > > WordPress.com >Mike Moruzi posted: “Last night, I (with my family and 300,000 of my friends and neighbours) descended on Melbourne’s CBD for the inaugural White Night Melbourne event. It’s an all night party celebrating the arts running from 7pm Saturday to 7am Sunday. The organisers had ho” >

    Karen Antrobus
  3. Great shot! Hadn’t heard of White Night but will watch for it next time 🙂

  4. Great picture, Mike, and what an imaginative event! Adrian

  5. Love the idea of the event. Hope it comes to Brisbane.

  6. beautiful capture. Really got his spirit in this one!

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