April Recap

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Here is what we got up to in April!

What happened in April?

2024, it’s about time you slowed down, you’re definitely going too fast… and that means we’ve got another monthly recap for you all! We had a massive month full of live music, exhilarating live sport matches, shredding the waves at Mooloolaba and hanging out with the group. 

There’s no better way to start off a fresh month with a week away on the Sunshine Coast. Ryleigh went up on a weeklong STA trip and had an amazing time going to Australia Zoo, horse-riding on the beach and staying at a waterfront apartment with ocean views!

This awesome photo of Izzi and Ryleigh horse-riding is one for the gallery!

Kicking-off April in Style!

To kick the month off for the rest of the community, we headed to Eat Street Markets to indulge in the variety of food stalls, before attending the outdoor cinema showing of the movie Wonka. The plans for the evening shifted when the rain started to fall, so we decided to relocate to the Dendy Portside Cinema and watch Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire instead of getting pneumonia. It was smiles all round as the action-packed Sci-Fi film brought a wonderful beginning to April for the movie buffs. 

The Avengers assembled at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre for the live performance of Marvel Universe Live! Mikey & Natalie joined other Marvel fans in attendance to take in all the thrills and excitement of seeing the Marvel superheroes in action on stage. It is safe to say that everyone had a “Marvellous” experience 😉 

The same night that Marvel came to town, the Dolphins took on the Wests Tigers across town at Suncorp Stadium. A group of our passionate footy fans cheered for the Dolphins so loud that they defeated the Tigers in style at Suncorp. Even got to meet the players afterward! 

A Month Full of Gigs!

Our friends at the Princess Theatre hosted 2003’s Australian Idol runner-up, Shannon “Nollsie” Noll! Taking us on a journey through his catalogue of hits, from the classic “What About Me” through to his latest single “Don’t You Wanna Stay”. We left with scratchy voices due to not-so pitch perfect singing, and the need for a Gatorade from a night full of dancing. 

  

April was jampacked with great gigs, as The Ocean Ally Festival summersaulted into the Sandstone Point Hotel for an evening of impeccable vibes at the prestigious waterfront venue. The dynamic duo, Dean & Arakai, were there to marvel over the sonic bliss from Full Flower Moon Band, Hockey Dad and Ocean Alley. 

  

While Dean & Arakai were relaxing by the water to palatable indie rock, Johnny & Kel made their way to The Triffid to rock out to Filter! The old-school rockers from Filter put on a belter of a show and left the lads wanting more. The gigs in May have tough acts to follow from the showstopping performances we saw in April! 

The Mighty Broncos vs Dolphins!

Suncorp Stadium hosted Queensland’s two popular teams within our community to compete while the Let’s Go crew cheered like there was no tomorrow. Not only did we take a big group (50 of us) for this game, but Suncorp accommodated 46, 174 others taking in the highs and lows as the Broncos upstaged their youngest brother, the Dolphins from Redcliffe, for the third straight game between the two. 

Comic-con was a Hit!

Supanova rolled into the Gold Coast for their annual visit to the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. We couldn’t afford to miss out on the comic-con extravaganza so a huge group journeyed down to be immersed in a timeless experience. We spent the better part of a day there to explore all the different offerings and left feeling excited for next year’s Supanova. 

  

The Triffid hosted 4ZZZ’s Access All Areas fundraiser night, with The Trams, Emily Joy Simms and Jodie Flange to name a few of the performers from the night. Our friends from 4ZZZ thew a wonderful party in the beer garden of The Triffid, where everyone was able to eat, drink and chat while talented performers sang us into a night full of celebration for 4ZZZ Access All Areas. Shelbi, James, Gen and Stephen had a fantastic night of rockin’ out! 

  

Dendy Outdoor Cinema at the Powerhouse hosted a screening of the all-time classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, April 19. We warped back to 1975 for an evening of musical comedic horror. 

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Rugby, Music and Powerlifting!

Our rugby union fans, Matthew & David, went to Suncorp Stadium to watch the Queensland Reds host the Highlanders of Dunedin, New Zealand. The Reds had a very dominant victory over the Highlanders which left Suncorp stadium patrons with beaming smiles. 

 

Tim & Johnny headed out to Sirromet Wines to attend Saturday’s A Day on the Green. They battled the wild weather to enjoy stellar music acts consisting of Mason Watts, Vicka & Linda, Mark Seymour & the Undertow, Boy & Bear before seeing the star of the show, Chris Isaak. 

  

Also on Saturday, the gym junkies in our community ventured down to Broadbeach on the Gold Coast for the Flying Kiwi Cup. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Flying Kiwi Cup is a powerlifting competition for people with disabilities. Some huge weights were lifted by all competitors, with Cassie finishing third in the lightweight women’s division, and Emily taking home number 1. Matthew also achieved some PB’s in his division. 

Broncos vs Raiders!

Out of all the nights in April, the heavens chose the Broncos v Raiders match at Suncorp to open up and relentlessly pour down, but that didn’t stop the Let’s Go crew from attending and the Broncos from putting on a masterclass performance in front of a strong crowd of nearly 40,000 people. With some relocating and adjusting, we all got settled in the end to enjoy the Broncos absolutely rinse the Raiders and take home the victory on Jeremy’s birthday. 

Final Weekend of April!

The final weekend in April saw a few events around Brisbane to give people a nice variety to close off the month. 

We had our usual surf crew plus a few newbies head to the sunny coast to relax at the beach and jump on a surfboard to show off their skills. It was a wholesome day seeing Jack and Arakai get into the pristine water conditions and seeing the usual surfing team run amuck behind the spotlight. Ashton was able to capture some awesome moments and digitise these memories for us all to look back on. 

While the surfing crew was hanging ten, Leon, Nat, Faith and Mitchell went to the splatter room to express their feelings in a room full of creative opportunity. They were able to make all the mess their hearts desired and take home a canvas which captured the beautiful mess they created in the Splatter Room. 

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Drag, ABBA, Felons for Sunset, and NRL… What a Weekend!

George and Tim hit the town and saw the Big Brieg’s Variety Gala. They couldn’t stop dancing and laughing along to the incredible drag show all for a fantastic cause. Definitely set the bar high for drag shows to come. 

We had Jeremy and Tahlia dance the night away at the ABBA tribute show at the Redlands sporting club. Playing all the classics to a room full of longtime fans created a wholesome and inviting experience for all patrons. 

For those preferring to hang out with the crew instead of breaking it down to ABBA, we had a social at Felons so everyone could grab a bite to eat and catch up, and still be home to watch prime time TV. The perfect balance. 

Finally, the footy fanatics headed to Suncorp Stadium to cheer on the Dolphins while they took on the Knights. The battle was lost for the Dolphins, however, the nail-biting experience of watching a close game always has a place in footy lover’s hearts. 

Bring on May!!

Want to say a massive thank you to all that attended an event this month and made it special for everyone. We have another huge couple of months of events coming up and are so excited. As always, if you find something you would like to attend that isn’t on the calendar, please reach out to our events team! We cannot wait to curate more of these memories in future with you all. <3 

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