Not sure how long it’s been since we last attended – I know we missed at least one year – but as we made our way onto the grounds of the Helenic Community Centre last Thursday, it felt like it had been forever since our last visit. And yet, not much had changed.
There was still a huge bandstand with fabulous live Greek music and a big open space for dancing. The food and wine tents were still there serving their usual array of delicious Greek goodies (surprisingly fresh and tasty considering the mass-production set-up). And the large tent housing tables and chairs for the diners was as noisy and chaotic as always.
We brought our own contingent to the chaos – about a dozen of us. Trying to find space to eat among the rest of the masses was no easy trick, but we managed in the end, and stuck around until near closing, enjoying Greek wine, chocolate-covered baklava, and Metaxa brandy before heading out to watch the performers.