Fun in the sun
Our day at the beach got off to a slightly rocky start when half the team met at the physical jetty structure, and the other half met in the Jetty Hotel. Pro tip – When organising a footup at the beach, it helps to choose a better meeting place than just “The Jetty”. After the more sun burnt of the two groups finally caught up with the more inebriated party, we decided that lunch was in order. After a decent lunch at the hotel was satisfyingly completed, the original Jetty Hotel group were starting to look a bit tiddly, so we decided to do a bit of dancing. Henceforth trotted back to the actual Jetty to strut our stuff for a large group of adoring fans.
It was a nice sunny day and Glenelg beach was packed with its usual cohort of interesting characters, which included a drunk guy in a dinosaur onesie, who started inexplicably rolling around on the ground at the back of the set. We were also joined in our dancing efforts, by an X-Factor wannabe, complete with afro and pointless sunglasses, two separate wedding parties, and what appeared to be a woman at a hens night that either got started early, or perhaps never finished from the night before.
Even our attempts to have a quiet drink in the nearby pub attracted attention from a football team and cheerleaders, who were obviously celebrating their lack of grand finals attendance. Overall it was a fairly eventful and quite enjoyable experience, conducted in the correct spirit of Adelaide’s sunny beach atmosphere.