City of bottom of the barrel festivals
Named after German Royalty and with an old established German community Adelaide regards itself as superior to the others, being freely settled it did not have a convict past. This is surprising as it is known as Australia’s serial killer capital. There’ll be no more mention of Snowtown and the like, to be fair, all Australian cities can boast dangerous pchycopaths. Adelaide is known for its many churches and in its early days enjoyed religious freedoms which is a good reason to give the place a miss. A second reason would be the water, sourced from the Murray, it has a rather unpleasant taste giving one the impression that the water company’s storage facilities should be checked for bodies. It sits on the same latitude as Sydney and enjoys a very pleasant Mediterranean climate, but summer can bring in the desert heat and scorch the place for days on end producing one of the only annual news stories about Adelaide that gets national exposure, the long periods of heat produce fatalities.
With national news exposure limited to only the horrific, the South Australian state government has tried valiantly to steer away from the morose and promotes Adelaide as the “City of Festivals”. Unfortunately these are the festivals that no one else wanted and if you ever wonder where all living statue street performers go – they go to Adelaide.