The Parachute Diaries: Friday Afternoon: Exploration

Okay once I was set up for the weekend I decided to go exploring around the complex and see what had changed, and what had remained the same from the last time I was here.

The top end of the site, the white tent to the left is the Debut Stage
The top end of the site, the white tent to the left is the Debut Stage
The middle of the site, large tent on left: Massive Stage, middle tent: Manna Store, large right tent: Soul Cravings Cafe, Large building: Palladium and Deluxe Stages, Red Tent: Chaos Paintball, Little White Tents: Stalls in the Village
The middle of the site, large tent on left: Massive Stage, middle tent: Manna Store, large right tent: Soul Cravings Cafe, Large building: Palladium and Deluxe Stages, Red Tent: Chaos Paintball, Little White Tents: Stalls in the Village
South End of the Site, White tent in middle: Global Missions tent, mainstage in background, and beyond that Artists Area (Off Limits to normal people)
South End of the Site, White tent in middle: Global Missions tent, mainstage in background, and beyond that Arists Area (Off Limits to normal people)
The new Mainstage, it was massive compared to the old one, mostly in height, but also in width and depth, also the stands have moved a long way back, the stands used to be in front of the Fonterra sign.
The new Mainstage, it was massive compared to the old one, mostly in height, but also in width and depth, also the stands have moved a long way back, the stands used to be in front of the Fonterra sign.
The Family First Camping Area, Submliminal advertising for the Family First Political Party or just smart naming rights?
The Family First Camping Area, Submliminal advertising for the Family First Political Party or just smart naming rights?
More Family Camping Area
More Family Camping Area
The Debut Stage, in a slightly different location to last time, they took it out of the tractor pull area and placed it above it.
The Debut Stage, in a slightly different location to last time, they took it out of the tractor pull area and placed it above it.

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Inside the Debut Stage
Inside the Debut Stage
The Massive Stage, back after an absence of a few years
The Massive Stage, back after an absence of a few years
The Amusement Rides in Action.
The Amusement Rides in Action.
View from about half the way down the Soul Cravings Cafe, it was huge, just huge.
View from about half the way down the Soul Cravings Cafe, it was huge, just huge.
The Crowds in the entrance to the Village looking towards the food stalls, the clothing and missions stalls are off to the left out of sight
The Crowds in the entrance to the Village looking towards the food stalls, the clothing and missions stalls are off to the left out of sight
The new mainstage
The new mainstage

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Looking across the mainstage crowd at the village
Looking across the mainstage crowd at the village

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