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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Posted:I'm booked to go to Australia in October, for.. well.. at least a year.. and I'd like to meet up with any spinny type people around.
I know it's a big place, but I have no plans and no idea where I'm going, so if anyone could tell me good places to go- festival or meet up info would be great!

Of course, offers of sofas and floors to sleep on would also be very much appreciated biggrin

I'm starting off in Sydney, predictably.


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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
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Posted:Ok here we go:

Sydney doesn't have the biggest scene in Oz at all.. though there are meets

Brisbane: Be there any full moon for Moonfests or any Monday night for Juggle Jam

Be at Woodford Festival between Christmas and new year. There is a dedicated venue for spinners and lotsa good shows and music/artsetcetc. If you cant make Woodford, Confest is cool too. (not that I've ever been, I'm always at Woodford... wink )



Other spinner friendly Festivals include:

The other Confest, trance festivals like <a href="www.earthcore.com.au" target="_blank">Earthcores</a> in Nov/December, Rainbow Serpent (Victoria end of Jan), Exodus (Northern NSW in Jan) and there are heaps of bush doofs and assorted tribadelicas..



Adelaide has an Under the Bridge meet

Melbourne has Alexandra Gardens and others

there is a Circus Festival in Tasmania in Feb and

Perth has nice people too! (Gnor...hug)


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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Yeah, I think gabe has it nicely covered!

I'm a Melburnian myself biggrin


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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newgabe
newgabe

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Total posts: 4030
Posted:Most of us will put you up too if you ask nicely.... hug

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jc_firetricks
jc_firetricks

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 5th Dec 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:www.firetricks.net - has regulary updated information in its forums for brisbane & sydney meets. smile Hope to see you around.


Make sure you come and check out West End Fire Fest in Brisbane. Held every thursday night at Orleigh Park smile


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newgabe
newgabe

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Posted:() oh yeah and there's a great night in Brisbane run by these cool guys on a Thursday.... redface wink hug

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Basstones
Basstones

Do you do the poiz?
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 24th Mar 2006
Total posts: 530
Posted:As gabe said, moonfest is well worth a visit biggrin

Especially as its starting to warm up and more twirlers are coming out of hiding biggrin


"In the end there is only fire and a waterfall"

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newgabe
newgabe

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Posted:or back from overseas....

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jc_firetricks
jc_firetricks

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Location: Brisbane
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Posted: Written by: newgabe


or back from overseas....


YAY !! biggrin hug weavesmiley


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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Posted:That's great, thanks!

*gets out map*

ubbrollsmile

Hope to see some of yez at some of them!


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:Perth has meets on a Tuesday and a new on in Fremantle on Sunday evening.

Perth has memememe....(thanks Gabe)

Most people seem to love Brisbane heaps.....must be due to Gabe ubblol ubblol ubblove


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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Posted:Going next week.. ooh.. getting all excited now..

Is the weather really as hot as my Aunt's claiming, or is she just being a shameless exaggerator?
Any suggestions of where to go? I really don't have a clue what I'm doing.


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UCOF
UCOF

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Posted:Im there now ubbrollsmile

Its not so hot in Adelaide and Melbourne yet, but I hear its much much hotter in Sydney and Brisbane.

I was overwhelmed at just how big the place is. You do realise that you can fit ALL of europe into Australia dont you? Its almost the same size as America!


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hamamelis
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Posted:I don't actually belive in America, so I shouldn't have a problem with that..

I've flown over part of it on the way to NZ.. Looked at the map, thought 'Oh good, we're at Australia, nearly there', and it was something like another 6 hours.. and that was just going over part of it.


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steaks
steaks

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Location: Manchester
Member Since: 21st Dec 2005
Total posts: 1909
Posted:I will be heading out within a month myself smile

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newgabe
newgabe

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Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
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Posted: Written by: triskaidekia



Is the weather really as hot as my Aunt's claiming, or is she just being a shameless exaggerator?

Any suggestions of where to go? I really don't have a clue what I'm doing.





So, are you here yet?

Your aunt is probably not exaggerating. Whether she is shameless I can't say.



It does get hot here indeed. And being, as has been spotted by the observant if slightly stunned UCOF, a huge continent; it is considerably hotter in some places than others.



It can be 0 in Hobart and 35 in Cairns. In some places it can be both these in one day. And there seems to be something about the hotness here that tourists find extra hot..sometimes the humidity, sometimes the UV burn that comes from ozone depletion. Take it easy and drink a LOT of water.



As for what to do and where to go, you have been given plenty of hints and clearly know how to use the internet, so get on with it!



Oh yeah and one thing not to do is just go round backpackers and spend your whole time pissing on with pasty irish and bingin brits. Nice people I'm sure but you can meet them at home... wink



Go fruit picking or something and get away from the coastal tourist track...


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Live_in_a_spin
Live_in_a_spin

Dude where's my Poi?
Location: neather here nor there
Member Since: 30th Oct 2005
Total posts: 383
Posted:Make sure you spend some time in Byron Bay.
Its the place i first picked up the poi.
theres a couple of good poi shops and heaps of likeminded people.
fireshows at the bars and a few places where you can get free lessons.
Not to mention the great beaches, great surf and a realy chilled out hippy vibe goin on.


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but if you fall don't come crying to me!!!

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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Posted:That's exactly where I am!- Byron Bay..

I just came on here to ask if there was much of a poi scene round here.. heh. wink

By the way, my aunt was exaggerating- she was talking about Sydney, and from what she said, I should have just come in a bikini or I'd die of heat exaustion.


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newgabe
newgabe

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Posted:Yeah bloody hell, it is cold eh. Incredibly cold for this time of year. Brrrrr. Not normal.



And well if you're in Byron you've probably already realised what an over rated place that is too. Used to be somewhat as Live in a spin described, but these days it's more about corporate coffee and pissed backpackers than anything chilled or hip. Every creative person I know who ever has lived there has been driven out by the overpriced everything or the zealous antibusking rangers... the Arts Factory is about the only place still doing anything much. Say hi to Duncan or Kyle if you pass through there....


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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Posted:I've been introduced to the pissed backpackers enough anyway.. anywhere else you would recommend to go?

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UCOF
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Posted:Well, I recommend you going anywhere in a bikini.. wink
Bikiins are great! biggrin

Anyway, Im heading up to Brisbane and Sydney in the next 3 weeks if you want to meet up smile
You know where and how to find me I presume? (next to the church tower, with the maracas and the torch between 00:17 an 00:19) yes yes? wink
PMs will also work biggrin


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Sprocket
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Posted:Hey, if you want to see the bush come and visit me in Alice Springs. (Don't worry about a map, it's right in the middle). i run a small backpackers hostel (with a pool if you catch fire!) and there are plenty of jobs out here. But beware, it's getting hot, hot, hot!!!
I do poi (my absolute favorite toy), staff (well, it's turning), double staff (just getting into it), hula hoop (a little)... Give me a call at Alice's Secret if you are interested or PM me.
Hope to see you here and have fun until then.
Julia


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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Posted:Just got to Melbourne at the mo-

I'm staying with miscellaneous relatives right now, but is there likely to be a meet up after christmas, anyone know?

ubbrollsmile

Hope y'all have a happy weekend anyway.


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hamamelis
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Posted:Any regular meets in Tasmania, by the way?

I found a few references to there being some, but no info on when/where..


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Posted:melbs is fun and tasty and full of vitamins

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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Location: Bouncing off the walls.
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Posted:... is that so?


Jolly good.

It's a long way to swim though.


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newgabe
newgabe

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Posted:Hey there
Do you know about theTasmanian Circus Festival?
That is on pretty soon and the thread about it (via the llilnky) tells a bit about other Tassy happenings.
For HoPpers, Mr Majestik seems to be the Main Man down there...
Good luck and hope you are meeting lots of the cool Melburps. (Don't mind Bender wink)


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Gnor
Gnor

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Posted:West Aust is having Spun Out at end of march. Live by the beach for 3 days

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:ditto

SpunOut kicks arse
Really lovely chilled out Mini Spin Fest.

Good food too biggrin


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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Posted:Hmmm.. I really need to get organised in some way..

I didn't manage to go to the Melbourney type meet yet, I was staying with rather straight rellies who would probably have disapproved, not that I'm implying anything about you all.. :P

Come to think of it, I've not made it to any poi meets at all yet.. I definitely need to get organised.


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
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Posted:hey gimme a PM, I can sort u out smile

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