After my little Ballarat adventure I opted for a return to Melbourne in anticipation of the upcoming conference. Being one of my main reasons for coming to this part of the country, I was pretty excited. This in addition to finalizing a job and confirming my presence with a company for work. On the positive end of things I’ll be able to partake in a variety of different work, from climbing, to consulting to research. If things go well, I may even get some instruction in though we’ll make sure I can do in the blistering hot Australian sun.
Wednesday night encompassed an open air concert as part of the Sydney Meyer Concert Series put on by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Yes, Sydney has an opera house, but most people only get to appreciate the outside of the building. This open air concert was an opportunity to appreciate a quality group that would normally play inside an opera house. I’d like to think the symphony realized I was coming and that the only way to get me to come was to play the show outside, and, to make it a free one. Fortunately for them though, myself and 6000 others were interested in the event and managed to show up and stay awake through the whole thing, despite the fact that the music (or tunage in 20th century terms) was as relaxing as a back massage next to a waterfall on a spring day. How’s that for imagery?
Anyway, the conference begins tomorrow, I’m tired and excited. Hope it goes well. Signing off.