Brisbane is cool.. I'm not just saying that 'cos i live here.. We should make up a guide for foreigners wanting to take in the aussie psy scene with all these requests coming in here
I'll run through the major cities and give you some general information from what I know about them, anyone can contribute and flame away etc..
Regularity of parties : Seldom, occasional events.
Weather : Cold, hot
Pros : near to the real aussie outback for some outback adventures.
Cons : irregular events
Prominant Styles : varied psychedelia.
Regularity of parties : Constant
Weather : Cold wet winters, in summer weather varies greatly in a single day.
Pros : Loads of parties, great choice of events, loads of cool people. Some people say Melbournites are more cliquey than other areas around the country, but their scene is so large you can get a little lost in the scene there.
Cons : Not great weather in the winter, dj / organizer politics extraordinaire ( though this has improved lately )
Prominant Styles : progressive trance & varied psychedelia.
Regularity of events : regular
Weather : Pleasant, stable. Cool winters days, pleasant summer.
Pros : Energetic dancefloors, great crowd.
Cons : Generally an expensive city, a little bit glum at times.
Prominant Styles : more of a full on sound & varied psychedelia.
Regularity of events : fairly regular
Weather : warmer than Sydney, fairly predictable / reliable weather. Have had a lots of floods in the vicinity over the last couple of years.
Pros : Friendly crowd, relaxed, beautiful sites close to Brisbane north and south.
Cons : Parties in the area tend to have their flaws, parties to the south in NSW aren't always safe although it is evolving.
Prominant styles : dubstep , minimal tech, electro, varied psychedelia.
Regularity of events : seldom
Weather : hot summers, mild winters (?)
Pros : Friendly crowd, fun parties (?)
Cons : Seldom have parties and not many good sites afaik (?)
Prominant styles : varied
Regularity of events : pretty regular
Weather : hot summers, warm winters
Pros : Friendly crowd, good parties and some awesome locations.
Cons : (? too much prog?)
Prominant styles : progressive psy, varied psychadelia.