Come to think of it, the fun of lights, music and action called Vivid Sydney is not too far away now, as at the time of writing this. Lights will come on at 6pm every day from the 23 May 2014 - 9 June 2014. This deluge of free entertainment will keep Sydney siders away from hibernating in their own homes, and out enjoying themselves. No doubt, this event also contributes to Sydney's economy in a positive light. On this, do you enjoy Vivid Sydney? Why or why not?
I love it. Lights and music, and there is also a great space for the kids at First Fleet Park - usually. Great tracks, and bright lights. Customs House and the Sydney Opera House are hits. Darling Harbour and The Rocks also bring us some Vivid Sydney magic. A fun night out, whether you enjoy Vivid Sydney during the week or on weekends. Circular Quay is packed buy awesome. A perfect excuse for an ice cream at Circular Quay on an autumn/winters Saturday night. I love having dinner in Manly, and getting a cheap cruise back to the quay to watch the lights alive on the ferry back too - love it. Love it some more :)
Unfortunately I haven't seen one yet, but I've heard RAVING reviews about it from friends - they say it's absolutely breathtaking and spectacular. And Justine, you've got a great night set out there - I guess I'll have to go with that when I FINALLY witness Vivid :)
Unfortunately when I went to Vivid last year I did not have such a fun experience. I don't know if this is because I chose a particularly bad time, but as it was, I was hemmed in by hordes of people for almost the whole time. I could not get any decent shots of the lights because there were so many people about and the experience left me feeling somewhat claustrophobic, bored and disappointed. However, I have seen some vouchers on groupon regarding some cruises that are taking place in Sydney for around $35 each on the Vivid nights for this year. Perhaps this is a better way to avoid the crowds and still get to experience the beauty of the city when lit up by the lights.
I also feel that proper research prior to the event and visiting on a weeknight rather than on a Friday night or weekends would have enabled me to experience Vivid more positively. I am hoping to return this year armed with better information and prior planning.