We met some true sweetheart fans after our Adelaide show: Cindy, Theresa, Wang, LC, and Linh. We gathered later in the night at our hotel, and they brought us an incredible bag of Australian goodies: vanilla Tim Tams, chocolate Tim Tams (the most sugary frosted biscuits you’ve ever tasted), a Wombat stuffed animal, Vegemite (the Australian version of Marmite), Zoo magazine (the Australian version of Maxim), and, best of all, an ultra-cute Koala baseball cap complete with fuzzy ears, signed by all five of our new Adelaide friends. I am so pleased with this hat, I’ve been wearing it at our shows. It gets compliments left and right. I’m wearing it right now. Thank you, friends! I hope you read this.
Brisbane has been my favorite city so far, on account of their unbelievable parks. Greg and I went for one of our traditional tour jugs in this park across from our hotel called Roma Street Parkland Ponds, and its tropical beauty was just obscene. It was landscaped like a motherfucker with spiky red and yellow and green prehistoric bushes. We followed a downward spiraling boardwalk through thick jungle trees. Next there was a serene wall of bamboo shoots. Arching bridges over streams and clearings. Giant stone lilypads that took us across a pond with a gorgeous fountain. It was the heart of tour jog luxury. This experience compelled me to walk down to Brisbane Botanical Gardens, where the remaining portion of my mind was blown to smithereens by pure park beauty.
Darwin Deez has a new dance in store for you all. It’s a mashup of this 70s funk band, Dynasty, and Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair.” All of our previous dances we learned in like 10 minutes, smoothing out a few details over the course of the shows. But this one requires some serious practice. It uses a style of dancing that I’m told is called “stepping.” You know, the way they dance on those movies like Stomp the Yard. It’s challenging, but the finished product is going to be so exciting.