Tuesday 14 March 2017

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius, The Book of Rites

I headed to WOMADelaide 2017 very last minute. I went solo with the purpose of not missing Parov Stelar, and they did not disappoint. However, even with the intermittent heavy rain, the festival itself was still a blast and I danced, shopped, ate, drank and explored without a minute to spare!

I'm already planning a family or friend trip next year, with more than just an evening to enjoy it.

The highlights for me, were Hot 8 Brass Band, especially once the rain abated and I could dance with the crowd.

The Philip Glass Ensemble doing the live soundtrack to the projection of Koyaanisqatsi was mesmerizing.

I was deeply moved by the installation of Cie Carabosse, with the Exodus of Forgotten People.

Delightfully warmed by "Les Installations de Feu" Detmold.

Linking with #RubyTuesdayToo

When they came on to do the sound check, the crowd jumped up to dance, so I knew Parov Stelar was going to be fabulous, but I got tingles with the opening of The Lonely Trumpet, and danced solidly for the 90 minutes.

I did not stop smiling the whole time I was there, and all the walk home. For my fleeting visit to Adelaide, I was absolutely loving life.

Linking with #BlueMonday

“Music has infinite power to reach the gap between the heart and the soul to create infinite and ineffable joy.” 
― Debasish Mridha

Linking also with #TimelessThursday


  1. If music is food for the soul, your must be full! Sounds like you had a magical time!

  2. You can say that again, the sound of music always makes me happy, joyful even, what a great place to visit.

  3. Looked like a good visit there I liked the vid too :-)

    Have a concerttastic week :-)

  4. Sounds like a pretty spectacular music fest!

  5. How fun! Glad you got to go!

  6. Sounds like a truly fabulous event


  7. Wow, what a great time and great pics.

  8. Sounds like such a fun time. True on the music. Makes even house cleaning upbeat. Haven't danced the night away for quite a while now, but the memories, and was always a good exercise. Enjoyed watching the dancing video.

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    Thanks for visiting and linking so I could come visit you. :)

  9. What a great event. I love live music and occasionally go the A Day on The Green at a winery about an hours drive from where I live. :) #TeamLovinLife

  10. Sounds like it was a great event! Live music is the best!


  11. I love music and particularly love live music. What a fabulous time you would have had! Being a Brizzy girl, I had never heard of WOMADelaide before. #TeamLovinLife

    1. It's advertised heavily here in Sydney. Even in the cinemas. It was their 25 year anniversary.

  12. I love that you went on our own and danced on our owned and smiled through it all (on your own). I love that!

  13. Love that you got out there and danced, Lydia! Fabulous photos too.

    SSG xxx

  14. What a fun festival to go to. It looks like my kind of lace. The art installations look pretty awesome. Thanks for linking with Life Thru the Lens, I am so happy you join our group each week.


  15. ...that dude is made of rubber, I wish that I could move like that!

  16. Lydia,

    All I can say is you must love mewsic more than me to attend a concert in the rain. lol It sounds like you had an enjoyable time despite the wet conditions, though. Parov Stelar didn't register with brain, so I Googled the fella. He's an Australian mewsician. His genre according to my search is Electro Swing and Downtempo. Until recent years I had no clue there were so many different genres. I thought there was only rock or country. What a boob head, huh? lol Thanks for the introduction. I am heading over to YT to sample more of his tunes. Have a boogietastic week and thanks for sharing the dance floor with the 4M crew, my friend! ;)

  17. I wouldn't be able to get enough of Sven Otten. I've seen him before online and - just wow. Loved the art installations; hope they are able to hold this festival next year. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  18. What a great festival; looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for introducing me to some new music.


  19. That sounds like a lot of fun! Beautiful, too.

  20. Music certainly makes life better :)

  21. this is such a beautiful festival you went to Lydia! I really like that its about music, it sure is fun and replenishing for the soul!