The inaugural End of the Line Festival was held in Woolloongabba on Saturday (November 8) offering a free street celebration spanning Little Logan Road and Jurgens Street.

Crowd at Jacaranda Stage

This cul-de sac and intersection is home to antiques and cute furniture stores galore, mixed with quaint cafés and leading restaurants. Eateries extended tables and chairs outdoors, so diners could watch the passing parade while sipping coffee or partaking in a more hearty alfresco affair.

Jacaranda stage

The best word to describe the The End of the Line Festival was `eclectic’. With a nod to the past, there were festival attendants dressed in fashion reminiscent of `Grease’ with bob haircuts, short skirts and bright red lipstick. What appeared to be a massive pair of heels was actually bikes converted into a shoe display donned with feathers and pillowy lips that were used in the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Swagamama

The entertainment program centred around the `5-ways’ and `Jacaranda’ stages. With action everywhere you looked, there was a penny farthing parade happening while a Russian ensemble performed on stage. The crowd became particularly loud when the Swagamama dance crew (grand finalists of Australia’s Got Talent) took to the middle of Little Logan for a scream-worthy routine.

If you missed out this year (too busy with all the G20 cultural celebrations perhaps), make sure you check out the second End of the Line Festival next year!

Words and images by Nicole Ketter