Sunday, March 22, 2009

Clipsal 500 and the Adelaide Fringe Festival

On Friday I went into Adelaide to go to the Clipsal 500 racing event. This opens the V8 supercar series by turning the streets of Adelaide into a racetrack. Adelaidians will point out with a degree of bitterness that the formula one grand prix used to be held in Adelaide in the same way - before Melbourne stole the event from them.

As well as the V8 touring cars there were older cars, street cars, and classic motorbikes racing round the track.

I only had general admission tickets but there was still good access to some of the supercars in the paddock.

The Australian airforce put on a show and there were lots of classic racing cars to look at.

When Annaliese had finished work I left the Clipsal 500 and met her at a popular meeting point. This is a sculpture in Rundle Mall that is known as the "malls balls" for obvious reasons.

It was the last couple of days of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, where there are lots of live music and comedy events to see. So we went to the garden of unearthly delights and saw some live music.

We then decided to go and see some live comedy before catching the train home.

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