From the desk of
Right then. Here We Go Again, For The Very First Time.
Yes, we are There Yet. The Nineteenth Annual Episode of Meredith’s own Meredith is about to unspool in Full Technicolour 4-D Glory. Remember she goes for three days and two nights in the Greatest of Outdoors so you need to plan ahead (like… now) to Make Your Meredith.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Pocket Companion has it all – Playing Times, Maps, What to Bring (eg. warm clothes), The Rules and a pictorial history of deep sea diving. Please print, read and take it with you, even if you have flown with us before.
Looking at the forecast, you need to bring plenty of WARM AND WATERPROOF CLOTHES as well as the Slip Slop Slap stuff. It will get very cold at night, so bring extra blankets or doonas, along with a good coat, a few jumpers and lots of spare clothes. Showers (as opposed to rain) are forecast so a raincoat and boots too. Sensible footwear (shoes or boots) is paramount – the #1 treated injury on the St John Ambulance Hit Parade is cut feet. Can’t dance to that.
CHECK IT OUT NOW
Get out the tent/caravan/campervan/hovercraft and make sure it is all in good repair and has all the required bits. Make sure it don’t leak.
BLUEGUMS OPEN BUT BYO RUG
The new, massive, shady Bluegums campground will be open but the grass hasn’t grown in there yet so you will need tarps or rugs for the floor of your campsite. Everywhere else is in good nick; the Amphitheatre is lush and green.
LIFE IMITATES ART
In the latest edition of the venerable Victorian street directory Melways, you will find The Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre marked like any other official landmark. Which is amusing/amazing to us cos we just made it up. I guess that’s how history works.
As usual The Department of Plans and Schemes has been busy designing and implementing some innovations to make this one The Best Meredith of The Modern Era. Things like a giant colour-coded laser tent-finding system that hangs in the night sky above the campsites, and a walk-thru human dry-cleaning machine that moves along the breakfast food queues for those too lazy to shower, and a small “Instant Replay” venue for those that fell asleep and missed their favourite act, who will then play again on request. (Might call that one Meredith IQ or “Auntivo”). More about them later.
RING A DING DING ROAD
A section of the Geelong Ring Road has been opened since last Meredith which means travel time is a bit shorter from Melbourne, as you veer right towards Meredith well before you get into Geelong.
Thanks very much and we look forward to The Pleasure Of Your Company. Make sure you have a good read of The Pocket Companion. Warm clothes man warm clothes.
There’s no way it can be that wet this time.
Let ’em roll,
PS. don’t forget a torch or camplight
PPS. yes ice is available there (don’t bring any glass)
PPPS. maybe a tent marker too they all look the same at night
PPPPS. sadly Crocodiles have cancelled their tour due to illness
PPPPPS. the fantastic Witch Hats join the bill playing 6pm Friday
PPPPPPS. final ticket allocation for Golden Plains available now
PPPPPPPS. shoosh now Aunty