View Full Version : It's Showtime!!!
March 16th, 2008, 03:42 AM
Starts on Thursday folks. The country invades the city
Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
April 9-April 22
Prices (Includes transport on STA Buses, Trains, Ferries and Special Event Buses to Olympic Park)
Adult (16 & over)
Child (4 -15 years & school students 16 - 18 years with ID^)
Child 3 or under
Concession (pensioners, seniors & tertiary students With ID)*
People with a Disability (Gate only)
Discounted tickets are on sale after 5pm
More info can be found here - http://www.eastershow.com.au/
See you there!!! :):):)
March 16th, 2008, 04:08 AM
I'll be there for the dog show, especially interested in the Aussie Shepherd showings.
Australia's largest annual event.
March 16th, 2008, 08:08 AM
I'll be anywhere but there. What a way to waste a lot of cash all those shows are!
March 16th, 2008, 10:57 AM
I admit it is getting too overpriced. You don't get as much as you used to pay for. Just look at the showbags, full of el cheapo lollies that you will never eat with cheap novelities. Plus the better bags e.g nestle and cadbury just have a few items. :(:(:(
I usually eat at the maccas at the Novotel instead of getting slugged inside for food.
March 16th, 2008, 11:49 AM
As a bored 10yr old I said to me Mum "This is Really boring, isn't it, Mum?" I swear I heard her mutter "Bloody oath" and my Mum was never a swearin' woman. Neither of us nor my Dad nor my brothers ever went again.
March 19th, 2008, 11:58 PM
From 'The Sydney Morning Herald'
Clucking and weaving: Easter Show goes back to its roots
Date: March 19 2008
IT WAS a typical Easter Show scene. Faced with an indignant-looking rooster running towards him, Jason, 5, issued a startled scream and ran to the safety of his mother's legs.
"Help, he's chasing me," the youngster shouted as the bemused Gallus domesticus ducked for cover.
After much coaxing, the boy offered his imagined foe a handful of pellets, and minutes later the two were friends.
"Most of the city kids have got no idea what farm animals sound or smell like - they've only seen pictures," the manager of the show's farmyard nursery, Alisa Nye, said yesterday.
"I hate to think what they'd do if I told [them] what will eventually end up on their plate."
Many of the youngsters who charge into Olympic Park tomorrow may believe chickens enter the world in nugget form, but organisers are determined they will leave with a different impression.
This year the show is returning to its agricultural roots.
Organisers have changed the layout to encourage showgoers to get among the traditional sites, smells and sounds and have introduced a revamped program for the tens of thousands of school students expected to attend. This includes a student passport that gets stamped at every agricultural feature and can be redeemed for prizes at the end of the day.
The chief executive of the Royal Agricultural Society, Peter King, said: "There may have been a perception that we were straying from the core agenda of supporting the agricultural industry, but I don't think anyone will be left with that perception this year."
Educating youngsters may be front and centre, but there has been no cutting back on the events geared purely toward entertainment.
Alongside the rides and showbags will be live music and Xtreme Korruption, which features a precision driving team, and a highwire motorcycle act.
Easter Show 08
March 28-April 2 Sydney Royal Horse Classic
Daily Xtreme Korruption car and motorbike stunt show
March 20 Hotrod display
March 21 Bull Riding Spectacular
March 26, 29, 31 Grand Parade
March 27 World Cup Showjumping
March 29 Sheep judging
April 1 Cattle judging
March 20th, 2008, 12:05 AM
I love this stuff Psycho Sideshow
From Easter Show website (http://www.eastershow.com.au/musicstage/psychosideshow.html) Ruby Rubberlegs is a master of body manipulation, delivering a delightfully
daring contortion routine. There will be bending, folding, twisting,
dislocating and the manipulating of her entire body into a tiny see-through
box, which she calls her New York apartment.
Betty Brawn, the ‘Strongest Lady Alive’, claims she was “born with the
grace of her mother and the pure brute strength of her father”. With
feminine charm, she executes feats of incredible strength that you may
have previously thought impossible. Observe in awe as she bends a
solid metal bar, breaks solid objects across her face and then tears a 500
page romance novel in half! In heralmost impossible finale, Betty lifts
grown human beings as if they were feathers. Betty Brawn will amuse and
astound you as she combines the strength of ten men with the beauty of
Shep Huntly, also known as the ’King of Animal Traps’ and the ‘Man with
the Iron Skin’ has performed all over the world and is now bringing his
captivating abilities back to the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Blending
circus and sideshow, Shep’s specialties include performances like
the car battery electrocution, the bed of nails, the
bowling ball drop, the keg lift and the incredible antique dingo trap.
Psycho Sideshow is a return to the Show’s heritage and a truly
authentic sideshow atmosphere. The Psycho Sideshow will take
place in the Big Top Amphitheatre at 1pm and 3pm everyday, excluding 27
and 29 March, and at 3pm and 4.30pm on 25 & 26 March.
From todays SMH (http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/ruby-rubberlegs-sideshow-alleys-new-squeeze/2008/03/19/1205602483759.html)
Ruby Rubberlegs, sideshow alley's new squeeze
March 20, 2008
Flexi-time … Ruby Rubberlegs will join a sideshow cast performing muscular feats and comedic capers.
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/03/19/rubyrubberlegs_narrowweb__300x367,0.jpgPhoto: Steven Siewert
THE business of contortionism is no place for shrinking violets.
But in the case of Ruby Rubberlegs, the ability to get smaller is definitely an asset.
Today the young woman will fold herself into an impossibly small ball inside a glass box that would be a squeeze for most goldfish, let alone a grown human being.
Rubberlegs is the latest addition to the Psycho Sideshow, the motley crew of performers sure to have audiences gasping when the Royal Easter Show opens today.
Joining Ruby in sideshow alley for the first time this year is Betty Brawn, the self-titled "strongest woman in the world", whose act includes strong-woman stunts such as tearing up phone books and lifting audience members.
"I'm yet to meet anyone I can't get off the ground," Brawn said yesterday. "I was born in central Queensland on a cattle property. Everyone had to lift their own weight. I grew up lifting whatever was around, sometimes small cows."
In the breathtaking finale to her segment of the show, Brawn chooses two audience members and lifts them into the air.
It's a stunt that Brawn believes only one other strong woman has performed in the past century.
"It's a lot harder than just picking up a barbell with weights on it," she says. "You can't just bail out if it feels heavy and have another go - there are real people on the end. If you drop them on the ground there are going to be serious issues."
Organisers are expecting more than 100,000 people to flood through the gates of Sydney Olympic park today, poring over the 33,400 entries in the agricultural and livestock competitions.
Among the competitions this year is Australia's first international alpaca fleece competition, being run in conjunction with the inaugural international alpaca expo.
"When we first started coming a lot of people would call them llamas. I'd like to think more people know the difference now," says Fran Haslin, an alpaca breeder.
"The products they're making have really come on. It's everything from throw-rugs and doonas to high fashion like suits, coats, scarves. They have a lovely soft fleece that's silky to the touch and very light."
PRICES Adult $32 Child $21.50 Age three and under free Concession $25.50
People with a disability $21.50
LIVE MUSIC & STAGE SHOWS
VB Shed Live Music Today, tomorrow, March 24, 27
Psycho Sideshow Daily
The Tom Tom Club Daily
The Youth Stage - youth music show Daily except March 27, 29, 31
Laser and fireworks finale Every night at 9pm
Xtreme Corruption Dog Flyball Competition and Supercoat Spectacular March 21-24
Men's international woodchopping relay March 27, 28, 30
Sydney Royal Bull Riding Spectacular: March 21-29
Horse team events March 20-27
Sydney Royal Horse Classic March 28-April 2
Senior Card Concerts March 25 and 26
Milking barn, working dairy
Dog and cat shows
Sheep dog displays
Pied Piper duck shows
The Food Farm
Fresh Food Dome
Food Lovers' Walk
Interactive food, wine shows
Flower and garden show
March 20th, 2008, 01:04 AM
One of our dogs is actually going to be in the flyball competition. :)
March 20th, 2008, 02:44 AM
i used to go every year when it was at Moore park. it had atmosphere and shade!
ive been once out at homebush and cooked the whole time. ive been putting off going over past 5 years but promised ill take kids this year. bugger. ill remember to take photos this time.
lets hope it rains.ha
March 20th, 2008, 03:05 AM
It's going to be wet for the weekend, and alot cooler too. You shouldnt have to worry about baking. :cool:
March 20th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Good turnout today by the looks of it and great weather too. Also the NRL is providing free passes to the show for those attending NRL games in Sydney this weekend. A good two in one deal.
March 24th, 2008, 01:20 PM
went to show today.
got there at 9am
was a good time. not hot yet, no crowds yet
nice, walk around freely
the 46m ferris wheel was spectacular.shows were good.
family loved it.
but by 1pm it was hot and crowded, very uncomfortable
had to leave
new sofitel hotel looming behind Novatel
35m tall free fall ride
new CBA looks excellent
March 24th, 2008, 10:10 PM
The free fall ride can send people falling at up to 160km/h. You will need a good tummy to cope with that.
March 29th, 2008, 11:52 PM
Photos from my visit on Friday are up - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=600552
April 1st, 2008, 01:28 PM
Some Easter Show videos from Youtube
Fireworks - AliB333
Big Drop - Beshiii
Interesting insight by bolyandspurway. Includes footage taken on the rides itself.
April 2nd, 2008, 11:22 PM
the Easter show finished last night with a fight with 200 lebanese thugs. police were injured. why doesnt this suprise me.really great way to finish 2008 show. not.
i noticed when i was at the show, these leb dickheads walked around in large numbers "being tough". wankers.should be banned from future shows. ruin it for everyone else
April 3rd, 2008, 07:22 AM
It was two girls fighting with 100 people watching on. Police were also targeted.
I noticed some people were looking for trouble on Friday night (there was an assault on the carnival area that night on a rides operator), and I have to admit someone may have nabbed a showbag as I actually had to go and buy another one whilst taking a photo.
Only 800 000 attended, which was good given there were no school holidays coinciding with the show. I think high ticket prices also played apart as well. $30 to go as opposed to $20 10 years ago.
March 31st, 2009, 12:13 PM
March 31st, 2009, 12:26 PM
Just 9 days to go. Alot of the prices have not gone up this year so hopefully we get some value for money this year.
900 000 turned out last year. This was good given there were no school holidays. I think it will be the same turnout this year.
March 31st, 2009, 12:26 PM
I go about once every 3-4 years - enough for me.
Camden had its show last weekend... same as the Easter Show, just about 1/10th the size.
March 31st, 2009, 12:30 PM
Had no idea that it had even started.
March 31st, 2009, 10:34 PM
of course its time again, its friggen raining
April 5th, 2009, 04:53 AM
I wish Robosaurus could return. Even in the upper rows of the grandstand you can feel the heat he lets off.
April 5th, 2009, 08:12 AM
pfft I'm pretty sure the two times I saw Robosaurus it got stuck in mud. Once at Moore Park, once at Homebush.
April 6th, 2009, 03:57 AM
heheheh saw it at Newcastle Show.. or was it the Hunter Show.. or... meh i dunno has that war ended yet??? anyhow, great for young kids.. not so spectacular otherwise, once seen is enough i'm sure = )