I had a great day, being the last day of the convention.
It started with some accidental shopping as I passed through the stalls while roaming between halls.
I met my gang at 12noon as agreed to take a group photo, then my gang went seperate ways to dance at different halls. I decided on the regular plus hall so I could save myself for the DBD (dancing by definition) hard Plus in the evening. There may have been more accidental shopping as I passed through the stalls again at some stage during the arvo...
I stayed there until 5pm when the dancing stopped and preparations were under way for the closing ceremony and parade of states. Suddenly the Aussies were all gathering (5 of us from my club, but 12 Aussies in total) and next thing I knew we were going in the Parade!! The parade represents dancers from each state, but also international guests! Being A meant Australia went first and everyone cheered when we stepped out into the arena! That was great because we then sat in the stands and rested weary feet while we watched the rest. It got a little boring after that with the official stuff, and handing over to the next committee etc. By the time it finished around 6.30pm we were starving and headed straight for dinner.
We decided on the Sheraton pub and I had a BLT burger which was pretty yummy.
We spent the night dancing at the DBD hall and it was terrific!! My favourite was the 5 consecutive Follow Your Neighbours, only spreading on the even cycles. (Sorry...that means nothing to my non dancing fans!). It was awesome, and I was in a great square so we managed to pull it off successfully....with lots of whopping and hollering afterwards!!
DBD finished at 10pm, but wanting more we decided to head over to the Plus hall (walked 2 blocks in the rain!) for the "after party", which is just another hour of dancing. I was in an awesome square there too, so it was a top finish to a top night. Different from what we call the "after party" which involves nibbles and alcohol...
Back to the hotel pub for after drinks, as is the norm, then Skyped home, then finally in bed now at 3am....and not tired!! I'm still on a high!!!!