Today hit 33c. I am pleased that I was stuck at work in the air con, I am more grateful than anything as the heat makes it too hot to be productive outside. At least when it is this humid anyway. A sign of things to come though and good practice for me to prepare for the summer without melting.
Taylor Swift and Def Leppard are in town today, meaning the city is busy with fans of both. Not to mention the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup is a horse racing event and a huge date in the Australian Diary. A triple whammy of events making the city very sweaty and jam packed… Another reason why working wasn’t such a bad thing.
I like working these events, everyone is in high spirits (before the spirits take over) and people tend to be merry as they are in town not for business but for a good time. Time away from working and school, letting off steam and celebrating a mutual interest.
I took a walk after work as the temperature cooled (only slightly) and the crowds were heading to the shows.
Saying that, I’m still sweating as I sit here and type. I can only imagine what a rock concert would be like in this humidity… I know fine well what they are like through experience and they are sweaty occasions even in a cool English climate. Maybe that is why the British rock scene has been so good throughout history, mosh pits are a great way to warm up.
Fair play to Aussie rockers, it isn’t easy out here.