Down at The Globe

Last night I planned to do some quiet pre-reading for my Monday tute
so I wandered down to catch bus 412, which traverses the route
from a shopping centre near my residence to the university
when coming up the centre stairway who should I see
but two girls from my PBL group standing, waiting to go
somewhere with a gaggle of 1st years I didn’t know.

“We’re going to the city” explained one of the two who I knew
“UQMS is running some sort of charity-talent night do,
with med students in bands playing their own songs.
Forget about studying. Why don’t you come along?”

Having been somewhat reluctant about the pre-reading from the start
I was quickly convinced to go watch the more musical students ply their art.
So we all headed down to The Globe – though not quite sure of the way
(we only walked in the wrong direction for 5 minutes I’d say
before realising it was actually down the other end of the road)
When we got there we waited a while in the queue before we showed
our IDs, were given three red stickers each and allowed admission.
The stickers it turned out were to vote on a photo competition.
I never found out who won that (and I don’t really care).
The first bands we listened to – well, it’d be flattery to call them fair.

So we went over the other side which was converted from an old cinema
but without any seating so there were a crowd of students sitting in a
series of amorphous rows on the floor like an open air concert with a roof and walls.
Unlike the band on the other side, the musicians here you could actually call
talented. We stayed there until the temperature in the enclosed crowd got
a little too high, even when they moved in an industrial fan it was still too hot.
We drifted back and forward between the two sides of the club for another hour or so
then decided we’d had enough and it was time to go.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

    Mar 08, 2011 @ 06:38:20

    After all,it was a splendid idea to join them.
    Besides, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…hope you are familiar with this old proverb.Your rhyming is meritorious.I am wondering,how long have you been plying it? I just loved the … Sts sitting in a series of
    “amorphous” rows..
    What a word!


    • The Rhyming Med Student
      Mar 09, 2011 @ 01:59:07

      My entire history of writing rhymes consists of one for my highschool graduation (which was exactly 4 lines long) and one for Mother’s Day several years ago (which I recall was around twelve lines) and that’s pretty much it. The inspiration for my rhyming blog…well, I think that probably warrants its own entry sometime in the future.

      Amorphous is one of those words that I originally picked up from science (ie, amorphous crystal structure) but which eventually got assimilated into my everyday English. I seem to be constantly confronted by things which are unstructured in one way or another and it was just too good of a word to leave in the chemistry lab.


  2. The Hook
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 01:02:58

    Party on, man!


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