The long awaited day arrived. Ben & Brogan drove me to Tulla and I jet setted off to cairns (1 stop off in Sydney for 1 hr). While waiting to board in Melbourne they announced what seats were to go first, I asked a girl next to me what were the numbers the lady said and she said she didn't hear either. This then sparked up conversation while queuing to board the plane and we got on really well. When we got on the plane we were very coincidently seated right next to each other and we chatted for the whole trip. Her name is Tamra and she was headed to Coolangatta to judge a pin up girl comp, the week before she was judging in Adelaide and next week finals will be in Sydney. She won pin up girl last year and that's how she fell into judging. She plays the drums in a band playing at various pubs and bars including the espy brunswick street. She is also an author and has a book out about depression (which we spoke in depth about) and a second book which is about her life experiences and it's more of a sex and the city kind of read she said. She also lives close by and will definitely catch up when I get home. Must find her business card she gave me...
At 4.40pm arrived to blue skies and some powerful heat, not humid like I was expecting though, was very bearable... Amazing actually. Jumped on the shuttle and headed straight to Gilligans where the boys were. Was so good seeing lee and Luke after all this time. Dumped my bags, touched up the makeup and straight to the party bus pub crawl called Ultimate Party. It was an epic night! Halloween is on Monday so 90% of people were in costume and there were so many great OTT costumes about. We started at gilligans which is a massive 2 story place which filled up quickly. We lined up and were given our wrist band for the night and handed a box of different shaped bolts, they said to pick one and the boys were given a box of different sized screws and told to chose one. The idea was to ask people if there nut fitted your screw, it was really funny and was a great way to get people talking to each other. Not that anyone was shy, everyone was in full form! So we started at gilligans where I fell in love with the lead singer of the band who we were chatting to before knowing they were the band. Definitely should have made a move still kicking myself, but had to move on to pub 2. Jumped on the party bus which was decked out with lights and poles and great music. The top of the 2 story party bus was all open with no roof. We went to shenanigans, mad cow tavern, Velvet Underground (Cairns casino) then back to Gilligans to finish partying. At some point hooked up with Jens, I think the pink dress and long blonde locks is what drew me in. Mind you it was a shaved headed man under that dress and wig which was for a Halloween costume which I still don't understand haha but I couldn't contain myself it was the funniest thing, especially going into the casino where they wouldn't let him in and we had to stay out in the pub area where it was mostly older people and the looks, looks of disgust on their faces had me in tears laughing. The band there asked for 4 girls to get up on stage, I pushed him right up there and he had to dance for everyone, absolute gold and everyone got right into it and those people with looks of disgust were now cheering for him on stage. Seriously one of the best nights!