I was talking to a colleague of mine about weekend plans, and he mentioned the St Kilda Festival was on. I asked my friends if they wanted to come. Unfortunately, they all had other plans, but like any adventurous introvert worth her salt I was not going to let this stop me going. So off I went!
St Kilda’s proximity to the beach, abundance of bars and abundance of tourist attractions such as Luna Park, means that it has great vibes on any summer day, but today was particularly goovin’.
For me, a highlight of the festival was the Hare Krishna village. With an interest in Eastern philosophy and religious practices, I found it fascinating to talk to some of the Hindu monks and learn about a different way of life.
Admittedly, I was also partly there for the delicious vegetarian food, which they taught you how to cook.
After watching a few bands play, I then found myself amongst a Zumba dance party right next to the beach. I couldn’t help but bust a move or two.
The reason that most people were at the festival of course, was probably the big bands playing on the beach for FREE. These were great, but the huge crowds made it difficult to catch a glimpse.
However, I thoroughly enjoyed some of the smaller bands I stumbled across like the folksy Bearded Gypsy Band.
It’s events like these that solidify my adoration for Melbourne. Not only was it a highly enjoyable day, it also had a really strong community feel to it despite being in the city. It also gave an opportunity to learn new things and discover new tunes.