Was it too crowded? You betcha. Attendance figures were estimated to be around 500,000 – around 200, 000 more than last year. It was a much more diverse crowd this year; plenty more families and prams. There may have been a couple of Sweet Home Alabama quotes flying around, “Look at you, you have a baby… in a bar!” but the crowd was friendly and it was much easier to carve through the crowd knowing where the laneways and shortcuts were. A bit more information next year for people so they can plan their event and avoid the bottlenecks around Flinders Street station might be helpful.
Below is a little clip of one of my highlights, a Bollywood dance lesson at Federation Square.
Did you brave the crowds?