Wednesday July 28 2010 marks the occasion I officially went out into heavy populated areas as Lindsay. My fiancée Kim and I left Mick behind in Bendigo for the day while we shopped in Melbourne and saw the Tim Burton exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). I was even nervous. I never felt my heart rushing or a cold sweat forming. I just went about my business like it was natural for me. Well I tried anyway. While I wasn't nervous, I was cautious. I kept my voice down most of the time. Although there were times I had to talk to shop keepers. They were all polite to me. occasionally I'd notice people having a look. They were trying to be discreet. But with my glasses on I could study there faces as they walked by. I noticed it was mainly girls who'd look at me. On a tram there was one girl who kept looking at my clothes. She probably knew I wasn't the real thing but I think it was mostly the clothes she was checking out. I did have a pretty cool outfit on.
It wasn't until we were nearing Bendigo on the way home. The train was slowing down so we got our bags and coats ready then stood up behind the line materialising at the door. Kim saw a woman still in her seat next to us. She was staring at me and muttering something under her breadth with a scoff look on her face. Kim pointed her out to me but when Iooked the woman kept her head down. Kim was worried I was going to say something to her. I didn't though. That would have made everyone look. But that's typical of Bendigo.
Apart from that one woman and my aching feet the whole day turned out pretty good. I bought a heap of cool things to take home with me. I love shopping in Melbourne.