Now, in case you were wondering (because you have nothing better to to than to wonder about my life, sigh, this blogging thing feels rather self centered) i thought i’d fill you in on how the day went.
It started with a class on sound, not great as far as ‘experts’ go but good to hear about some of the basics. Next, our mission should we choose to accept it was to go and interview people somewhere with background noise issues -> To the pub!
So off we went, with camera and tripod and microphone, and not enough people to lug all the gear around for us 😦 and wove our way through the festively clad punters to find our targets. Whom we interviewed mercilessly on their St Pats celebrations. Done! right?
Wrong. The idea did grow, lets do a pub crawl!? so we dumped the tripod back at base (too hard to lug around, and wobbly shooting just added to the authenticity of our expedition) and off we went in search of green clad people. And green people we did find.
We interviewed punters, and even a barman at the sum total of 10 hotspots around Dunedin. We met some lovely irish dancers and their talented musicians, a ‘normal sized’ leprechaun, a couple of irish vikings, we reminded our viewers to ‘hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, and documented the dramatic ‘almost towing’ of a green car – all on our quest to find the meaning of St Patricks day
Some answers were more ‘correct’ than others but it all really come down to drinking with friends! – see, i was right all along 🙂
Having completed our mission we dropped off the gear, lest we drink too much and damage it, and headed in search of food.
And we did eat and find booze, then off to the party, which we found without too much trouble despite my writing down the wrong address (thanks for not hating us, oh kindly confused people at number 65), and where we found many fascinating, wonderful and most importantly GREEN people. There also happened to be a keg of green beer which added another level of ‘student class’ particularly later on when the keg stands did occur.
I did talk to classmates and to randoms and drink cider and green beer, i played a drinking game similar to but not quite like circle of death, Later i lost my glass and dropped one glove in the sink = soggy! A kindly gentleman did feed me glasses of water, most of the party disappeared, we were asked (politely) to leave, i found a mitten, ate some nachos belonging to another random, sold the mitten back to its owner and used the money to pay for our taxi back to town. Later there was loitering in a living room, in the dark, with tortillas, and another taxi home to bed and a few hours of blissful sleeping before class.
All in all rather good, chilling with many great people and nothing to hide (i dont think).
Love and cornflakes