A Historic Meeting of Golden Dragons at the Bendigo Easter Parade 2019

Bendigo has a proud history of Chinese heritage dating back to the Gold Rush era of the 1850’s when the state of Victoria was the gold capital of the British Empire. A central part of Easter celebrations in the city since the 1890’s has been the parading of Chinese Golden Dragons. The Golden Dragon Museum…

Download Festival 2012 – The Sunday (BLACK SABBATH!!!)

After a long but excellent Saturday at the 10th anniversary Download Festival in Donington, UK which featured Metallica,  I set off for the Sunday session. This for me was the one I had really been waiting for as Black Sabbath were headlining that night (I have only been waiting to see them play since I first heard Sabbath as a teenager!). Sabbath…

Download Festival 2012 – The Saturday (Metallica & Co)

In June 2012 I attended the 10th anniversary Download Festival in Donington, UK (at the foot of Donington Castle and right near the Donington Raceway). This is the ultimate Heavy Metal and Hard Rock festival in the UK! It runs for 3 days and headlining acts included Metallica and Black Sabbath. Even with all those people it never felt too crowded…

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

In late May 2012 I travelled to Luxembourg which is bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. What a beautiful and friendly little country it is. Luxembourg City (founded 963) is surrounded by massive walls and fortifications that once protected the city (the location of the city has always been of strategic importance) and it is very…

Black Sabbath here I come! \m/(>.<)\m/

“Generals gathered in their masses“……. I am going to fulfill a musical dream…..Black Sabbath, Metallica, Sound Garden and so much more at the Download Festival in Donington UK!!!!! All booked, I managed to get a cheap flight to Belgium, then fly back from the UK to Seattle. Found one of the last beds in the vicinity of Donington!…