I thoroughly enjoyed our cycling around the cities series which came to an end last week with Cycling on the Sunshine Coast. I do realise that this website can often be a little Brisbane centric and the cycling posts gave us a good excuse to get away from my city for a while and have a look around elsewhere.
With that in mind, I hope to continue to check out what’s going on in other towns and cities around Australia in my upcoming Friday video posts, starting today.
I will be looking for interesting, informative or sometimes just funny videos about what’s going on around the country. Wherever possible, those videos will also be recent, fresh, and up-to-date.
Today I’m starting with Adelaide.
Huge event in Adelaide
Not my words, but those of the presenter in one of this week’s videos, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
Any of you who have read my page about Adelaide or, in particular, the comments underneath it, will know that it gets mixed reviews from those who live there. The biggest complaint from those who aren’t fans of the city is that there’s not much to do there.
That all changed, apparently, on 14 July of this year, so just a few weeks ago. That was the “big day”, again, according to the presenter.
Big day for what?
What was all the excitement about? Why did one man queue up for 53 hours so that he could be at the front of the queue for this grand opening event?
Before I show you the first video though, I just want to explain the picture above on the right hand side. It’s a bag of FruChocs, not just any old bag, but, according to the company’s blurb, “South Australia’s favourite FruChocs – Yummy apricot and peach centres covered in milk chocolate.”
Trust me, you’ll be glad I told you what a FruChoc was before you watch the video.
Update: Unfortunately the morning TV show in question have removed their YouTube video for some reason, but at least you now know what a FruChoc is.
Fortunately, it wasn’t just a morning TV show story though, 9 News were there to cover the opening as well…
Yes, big news indeed. But the story got even bigger, stranger and darker three days later…
Stick ’em up and hand over your donuts!