During the holidays we went to Outback Spectacular; Australia’s favorite dinner show. It’s like Medieval Times, but instead of knights fighting you get trick horse contests and a whole bunch of safe, non-offensive Australian history. There’s singing, dancing, storytelling, horse tricks and The Man From Snowy River.
You get a hat when you walk in. If it has a yellow band then you’re part of Bunya Station and you have to cheer for your team to win the contests, the red band means you’re from somewhere else. I didn’t care because the reds sucked. Bunya Station forever!
No pictures allowed because it might spook the horses.
The food served was steak and vegetables. Dessert was pavlova of course.
The show was pretty neat, but there was a song with audible smooching I could have done without. The special theme of this show was Phar Lap; a horse that won a bunch of races during the depression and gave Australians hope. Some gangsters tried to assassinate Phar Lap in Australia, but they failed. Except, Phar Lap did die under mysterious circumstances while racing in America. Some say he was poisoned with arsenic by gangsters afraid of the Aussie horse winning all the races and ruining their racket.
I’d recommend Outback Spectacular just for the start of the show which integrates video for a ridiculously epic scene. Here’s a video which shows what to expect at Outback Spectacular.