Hello and welcome to the end of possibly one of the strangest events we've ever witnessed. So, there's this phenomena known as World Youth Day and it just happened to eat Sydney alive for an entire weekend. Roads were closed, an advertising guy played Jesus and reenacted his crucifixion around the entire city (this video shows just a mere crumb of the melodrama) and everyone other than the visiting Pope was, perplexingly, referred to as a pilgrim. It's, like, just when you think you have 'youth' and the 'younger demographic' all figured out (ie. they're all emos who enjoy making out, wearing make up and drinking pre mixed vodka drinks), out come literally half a million God-fearing kids who clearly don't enjoy any of these things. You wouldn't read about it. Actually, that's a lie. It's all we've been able to read about for the last four days.
Being in Melbourne, we weren't able to witness this 'historical event' first hand but we'd be into hearing stories from anyone who was there. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and help us come closer to understanding the conundrum that is World Youth Day.