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Commonewealth Games

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:34 am
by andysfootball
Opening Ceremony just about to start.

Me and Mary are going to the Athletics finals next Saturday.

Tickets reasonably priced and we are staying in Brisbane for a night.

Free Transport as well!

Hope it's a great games and should be great with worldwide tourists getting a view of Queensland.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:49 pm
by sherri
What a wonderful experience for Mary. My father attended one of the events on the Olympic Games in Melbourne 1956 and always said the atmosphere was wonderful & couldn't be captured on the TV screen. Hope the Commonwealth Games has a great vibe for you both too.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:28 pm
by max Headroom
sherri wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:49 pm
What a wonderful experience for Mary. My father attended one of the events on the Olympic Games in Melbourne 1956 and always said the atmosphere was wonderful & couldn't be captured on the TV screen. Hope the Commonwealth Games has a great vibe for you both too.
It will be such a thrilling experience, some people are so lucky, OOOh I do wish I could go and do things while waiting 2 or 3 hours in a long far que waiting for a bus and neat stuff like that, about the Commonwealth Game Vibe, which shairy has lined up for Andy, is it battery or 240volt? so when you get hot and bothered standing in a bus que when ever you do don't say stick it.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:15 am
by gnads
Lack of buses last night ... people waiting for hours.... up to 1 & 2 am ... ended up walking 3 klm to taxis etc.

First night & they can't get it right.

So much for Peter Beattie & the Transport Minister.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:11 am
by max Headroom
gnads wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:15 am
Lack of buses last night ... people waiting for hours.... up to 1 & 2 am ... ended up walking 3 klm to taxis etc.

First night & they can't get it right.

So much for Peter Beattie & the Transport Minister.
Good thing you didn't say stick it.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:02 am
by andysfootball
I thought you would be really enjoying the games Max.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:10 am
by max Headroom
The games are boring and silly people who don't know any better pay good money for perhaps boasting rights and be herded around like sheep, then while this happening they are going to share the frightful joy of coming here to Townsville and play basket ball, oh god help us and they can stick it.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:35 pm
by danet
Daughter has recently moved to live up on the Gold Coast, and she is being frugal, but still enjoying the atmosphere and hype of the games without going bust.
She is going to see only a couple of events, such as the beach volley ball, and the artistic gymnastics. Just because she can.
The rest can be seen for free on TV, it's really good coverage on TV. The opening ceremony was great, we enjoyed it, had the best seats in the house (our lounge) and was totally free to watch.
It would have been a bit of of a fizzer with the transport problem at the end of the night, but still the atmosphere was good, and people enjoyed other people's company all around.
This is a photo my daughter captures of the Queens Baton being relayed on Monday, in Lae Drive Runaway Bay, she said it was a great community spirit and she loved it.

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Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:10 pm
by sherri
Glad she is enjoying it, danet.
PS I don't think photobucket works any more unless you pay a subscription, danet, although I saw your photo last night so I don't know what gives.
I use imgur now for photos as it is free.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:03 pm
by whip
Played a game of dart's last night.

Actually won the game. Was sure a miracle.

Good vibes as the other team had to buy the drink's :D

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:25 pm
by max Headroom
I suppose one needs a drink when you start talking about vibes.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:26 pm
by max Headroom
sherri wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Glad she is enjoying it, danet.
PS I don't think photobucket works any more unless you pay a subscription, danet, although I saw your photo last night so I don't know what gives.
I use imgur now for photos as it is free.
Read about this before, you left out the expensive subscription bit.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:33 pm
by sherri
I'm not sure what you mean.
I mentioned that photobucket requires a subscription now.
Imgur is free, I am not paying any subscription for my account anyway.

The puzzle for me is why danet's photo was showing at all last night & why it is saying 'temporarily disabled' with her photobucket account now.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:41 pm
by danet
That's odd, I saw it was posted okay last night too, now it's gone. I will look up Imgur today at some time Sherri, and try to upload the photo again.
In the meantime, there are some amazing wins for Australia with Gold and Silver, and some records too, like the men's cycling last night.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:57 pm
by danet
There, I think I got the photo posted now.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:02 am
by sherri
Yep, I can see it fine again.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:27 am
by max Headroom
max Headroom wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:26 pm
sherri wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Glad she is enjoying it, danet.
PS I don't think photobucket works any more unless you pay a subscription, danet, although I saw your photo last night so I don't know what gives.
I use imgur now for photos as it is free.
Read about this before, you left out the expensive subscription bit.
We are still on the same subject, shairy.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:30 am
by max Headroom
danet wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:41 pm
That's odd, I saw it was posted okay last night too, now it's gone. I will look up Imgur today at some time Sherri, and try to upload the photo again.
In the meantime, there are some amazing wins for Australia with Gold and Silver, and some records too, like the men's cycling last night.
Just ask shairy she'll fill you in with photo bucket and their expensive fees and how free it is with Imgur, for a added bonus she might give a dna story.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:33 am
by max Headroom
sherri wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:33 pm
I'm not sure what you mean.
I mentioned that photobucket requires a subscription now.
Imgur is free, I am not paying any subscription for my account anyway.

The puzzle for me is why danet's photo was showing at all last night & why it is saying 'temporarily disabled' with her photobucket account now.
Awh god hate it when someone with a fetish for photo bucket and with a memory of a goldfish and alzheimers gets their nose pickers pressing keynoard button, must be school holiday time, god help us

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:36 am
by max Headroom
danet wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Daughter has recently moved to live up on the Gold Coast, and she is being frugal, but still enjoying the atmosphere and hype of the games without going bust.
She is going to see only a couple of events, such as the beach volley ball, and the artistic gymnastics. Just because she can.
The rest can be seen for free on TV, it's really good coverage on TV. The opening ceremony was great, we enjoyed it, had the best seats in the house (our lounge) and was totally free to watch.
It would have been a bit of of a fizzer with the transport problem at the end of the night, but still the atmosphere was good, and people enjoyed other people's company all around.
This is a photo my daughter captures of the Queens Baton being relayed on Monday, in Lae Drive Runaway Bay, she said it was a great community spirit and she loved it.

Image
Thats not a button but a new science fiction based vibe.