Now it's just so cool, you could get intimidated just by walking around that big old country town. Um sophisticated city, I mean.
Now in my day...
Brisbane was regarded as a backwater
And in my day...
Joh Bjelke-Petersen was premier of the state of Queensland, at the time unhappily referred to as "The Police State".
But in my day...
I was a uni student doing street arts and hanging with the people who were doing things. Really interesting things that southern art cultures ( Oh! Like Sydney darling!) would enjoy snickering about.
Of course, all that good stuff was kinda forced underground, because you could get arrested for certain political pursuits, even if they were (art, darling).
Hey you could get arrested for lots of pursuits. Legal was illegal lots of happy times!
But in the underground we thrived and so did the Brisbane arts scene.
30 years on, and a long 30 years, Brisbane is just now downright sexy in the arts thing. So there.
"Bugs In Love" promotional poster from current exhibition of Silly Symphonies (Walt Disney 1929 onwards). I wanna see "Practical Pig" from 1939. You know, the only one of three pigs who built a decent house that even the big bad wolf couldn't shake. That's one practical pig alrighty! Phew!