The city was closed to traffic for a night as part of the opening of the Sydney Festival. This was so much more fun than New Year’s Eve. With NYE, everyone had the mission to secure a vantage point for the fire works. With First Night you just wandered around listening to great music, artwork and performances.
Hyde Park was a big dance party. Best to turn off the phone and enjoy.
Weird and wonderful artworks were here and there.
Performances were everywhere. And we decided to follow the big crowd to Martin Place. This year it was a jazz band.
Swing jazz just makes everyone hip and happy.