One of the wonderful things about attending a festival is the people-watching. At the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival last month, I turned my Nikon away from the dancers from time to time, and focused on the spectators and what was going on behind the scenes.
What did I see? Campers, hippies, exotic hairstyles, inappropriate dress. terrific ‘statement’ t-shirts, technology meeting an ancient culture, but most of all people having a good time, sharing the music and the spectacle of the dancing.
Before we knew it, it was time to leave. We flew to Cairns from the tiny Laura airstrip on remote Cape York on a twin-prop plane. There’s not much to the Laura airport, just a tin shelter and an outback dunny (toilet)…
A Glass Half Full travelled to the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival as a guest of Tourism and Events Queensland.