Having never left her native New Zealand, 21 year old ‘Bex’ from Nelson arrived in Melbourne yesterday with her violin, some clothes, her rollerblades and the dream of getting to Mexico in December. She’s on her way to the ‘Cosmic Convergence Celebration‘ in Quintana Roo, just in time to catch the end of the world as we know it.
“I don’t think the world’s really going to end,” She told me “But it will be cool to be there, you know.”
It was lunchtime and her violin case had a decent amount of money in it, a few five dollar bills and plenty of coins. “Looks like I’ll be eating well and sleeping in a bed tonight.” She said with a smile on her face after I commented on how well she seemed to be doing with the busking. “I play till I fuck it up. But hey, that’s busking, right?” She laughed.
She had forgotten to pack any shoes for her trip so she was wearing her rollerblades which anywhere else in the world might have seemed a bit odd, but this was Smith Street in Collingwood, not far from the Fitzroyalty of hipster heaven, Brunswick Street. Funky fashion is the order of the day in these parts so busker Bex, and her rollerblades, fit right in.