- Nov 12, 2012
So sad if may be the very last.
Hopefully not. The creative director, Leigh Carmichael has had a rough few years. Last year's cancellations, then this year, he got well bitten by his own woke crowd over the 'Union Flag' fiasco. I usually go to a few of the arty type events, but this year, without Dark Park it got a bit too hard, as we aren't diehards. Its clear that Hobart isn't as shockable as it was when they started out and sometimes it seems like they are trying a bit too hard to stir up a controversy and its usually the same targets. ie creativity declining.
But with this event, no amount of governemnt money will 'save' it - its entirely up to the mof_ team and I think they even rejected some of the government money on offer this year.
Yes hopefully that is true. Apparently overnight they lost about 40% of their attendees. Looks busy though so that’s good.
No cancellations for Winter Feast as its not pre-ticketed. Its the most popular event, esp with locals (save perhaps the Winter Solstice nude swim). Nearly always packed, including last night (cap on attendance), a cold and wet evening. The Dark mof_ arty events I think have suffered from cancellations, although hard to tell; will be interesting to see what the hotel people report.
With the shed at its COVID capacity, last night there were queues to get back in from the outside area from around 5PM.
Interesting; we were going back and forth without delay until 6:30 pm when we decided it was time to stay inside. We left abt 8pm.