Guess what I was given this week?
I found it oddly exciting to be an official Vivid crew member.
It was a bit less exciting to have to swap the medium jacket for a large one when I couldn’t zip the medium up over my COVID thighs.
I’m also not thrilled about the shift hours: 4.30-11.30pm – that’s way past my bedtime.
I’m going to be a corporate communications manager at the event for four nights.
There has been a lot of training – it has been a bit terrifying and complex. Pray for me.
I’m actually quite the Vivid expert because I’ve also been writing a newsletter about all the highlights.
It’s shaping up to be pretty fabulous. I just hope El Nina doesn’t rain on its parade.
Just in case you’re from out of town and haven’t heard of it, Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas, held in Sydney, Australia.
It includes outdoor immersive light installations and projections, performances by local and international musicians, and an ideas exchange forum featuring public talks and debates with leading creative thinkers.
It’s finally kicking off on Friday night after being postponed for two years due to COVID-19.
If you happen to be visiting Vivid, try not to fall into the Harbour or get run over by a bus on a night when I’m on duty.
I’d really prefer things to be super quiet and drama free during my shifts.
Song of the day: Cyndi Lauper “True colours”