Long story short, but I was the first to get in and I didn’t have a key, and the guy on the phone at Quest didn’t have my booking. I sat outside and had to wait for him to let me in. Once I was in I ducked out to buy some beer and a bottle of red. I just popped the red, started to relax and I got a call from the Quest guy saying I’m in the wrong room and that a party of 6 were in the lobby trying to get in (they couldn’t as I took the key in the security key deposit out on the street). Zann then rocks up, and luckily for us they had another room to put us in for the night.
Damien got in the next day and along with some volunteers we spent the afternoon packing the Field Trip tote bags with all sorts of goodies form our sponsors. Late that night back at the apartment Zann got his ticket scanning gear sorted.
6am we were at ACMI Fed Square setting up.
A tote bag on every seat in the house! Seriously sweaty work!
8.30am and the doors were open for registration.
3 speakers in and it was lunch time. Charlotte from the Jacky Winter Group killed it with this amazing lunch box for us. Love eating in Melbourne, so good!
Typographer Luke Lucas was a standout. Love his work. Also, Mimi Leung blew my mind, her process is so fresh.
Panel discussion with all speakers.
An enso on the wall at the apartment, was meant to be! :)
Damien left super early on Saturday morning, then there were 2 again. A Garry Trinh inspired shot of Zann and I.
Hosier Lane is always worth the visit.
Spotted a Low Bicycle. Love the look of these.
Heard good things about the Meatball & Wine Bar. An hour wait, but we were all up for it!
Right into the wine (I’ve forgotten what I ordered, but damn it was smooth).
Sliders were delicious!
Meatballs! The pork meatball with pesto sauce on smashed potato was such a killer combo.
Mei and Colin were in town too, so good to catch up with these guys again so soon (after Easter break).
The amazing Todd Proctor in the house.
We hit numerous pubs and in search of more food towards the end of the night we hit Chin Chin.
Chin Chin was shut upstairs, so we settled for their bar downstairs where we found a DJ spinning some pretty awesome tunes.
Paul Kotz, Zann and Todd. Both Paul and Todd run Small Studio, be sure to check them out.
Home, so beautiful.
Had an epic weekend in Melbourne for Field Trip which was a sold out event and went really really well. So glad that Zann organised for both him and I to have that once extra night just to come back down to Earth post event.
I’m exhausted, didn’t help that I went straight to an event in Sydney once I got off the plane! More on that event soon. Right now I’ve got to crash.
EDIT: We had a pro shooter on the day, some of his (amazing) pics are up here.