I'm back from Mogo, and now I've had enough sleep to type coherently, comes my commentary on the formal, and the Mogo camp.
First, the formal. Here are some ratings for different parts of the night.
Photos: 9/10 (Partly because they messed up the printing so I got two sets for the price of one)
Food: 6/10 (I've had better at Scout camps, though it was better than the 3 Fat Ladies cooking)
Slide-show: 3/10 (Some good photos, but none of Nadav, Tristan or myself. PHOTOS OF THE YEAR MY ARSE!!)
Music: 2/10 (Because it improved towards the end. VARIETY IS IMPORTANT, PEOPLE!!)
Highlights: Kristan throwing her drink at Mikey.
Playing Truth or Truth (Not enough room for Dare)
All in all, not a very good evening. Only highlight #1 made it worth the $25 it cost.
Mogo on the other hand, was well worth the $35 it cost. Only 16 of the original 50 Venturers who said they would come did, so it was much quieter than it should have been. First we built traditional local style aboriginal shelters, then an Aboriginal guy talked about the tools they used, and a bit about the culture. Then came a heap of free time, where we went into town for about an hour, had ice-cream for lunch, and blew some cash at the lolly shop. Then we went back to camp and bludged for about 2 hours, before a tour of the Old Mining Town, and panning for gold. I got a decent amount, though some people did better than others. After dinner, we went into Batemans Bay to see Casino Royal, because without enough people, they had to cancel the tree piece band. Opinion was polarised, from hating it to loving it. I was amongst the latter. Then we sat around till we could be bothered to go the bed.
Second day, we went to the zoo. The lions were boring, the monkeys ruled, and the bears did a cool trick. The only bad part was the trip home. CAUTION: ANGRY RANT AHEAD! Normally, Gavin is a sensible driver, getting where he's going ASAP. On the way home, however, we were in a convoy, with other people to impress. This led to much more dangerous driving, and way to much mucking about. We spent a WHOLE F***ING HOUR bumming about in Huskison! I could have gotten home LESS THAT 5 HOURS AFTER WE LEFT!! Then we took a half hour detour to drive with the car dropping off his new girlfriend, who, given his previous record, will be lucky to last a month! The others were as pissed off with him as I was! </rant>
We met some interesting people though. One of the Queanbeyan mob was a chick who plays D&D! Shame she lives out in Queanbeyan. Then there was Gavin's new girlfriend. She looks like Tim Moore if you shrunk him a bit and gave him boobs. I don't want to know what those two were doing in the shower (yes, we would have left before 3 if he hadn't been doing who-knows-what) I am more than slightly annoyed at Gav.
Over and out.