Thursday, January 11, 2007

Wild'n'Wacky Wednesday

Yesterday afternoon Chris, Murray and myself walked to the Iron Duke hotel for what was to be a quiet meal to line our stomachs before this concert (Limp Wrist, an American gay punk band). Upon entering the pub we had to wade through a bunch of drunk locals "bidding" on something.

I ordered our drinks and received some tickets and Maxi Money. I forgot all about it until someone came and asked me what my ticket number was. Before I knew what was happening I was in some crazy pub thong (the flip flop variety) race with 5 other people for the chance to win 5 schooners or a $20 meal voucher. It was all good fun and everyone got into the spirit of things. I didn't win anything but I'll be heading down there again on a Wednesday night when I don't have to work the next day.

We arrived at Manacle at about 8:30 to a somewhat tentative crowd. The tunes were quite cool. We were treated to a cover of "Gay Bar" which I quite liked. There was also a Pauline Pantsdown remix which was really funked up.

After plenty of beers the place finally filled up with what can only be described as an eclectic crowd (and very friendly too I might add). I ran into a few old faces and also met Stompy for the first time in real life which was cool. I met a couple of new people as well who I will most likely run into at Baddog on the weekend. When the band finally started I couldn't help laughing my arse off. It was supposedly punk music but it sounded more like thrash to me. I wasn't the only one in fits of laughter. After enduring 3 or 4 songs which seemed to go for no more than 1 minute each, Muzz and I went to find Chris who made an even earlier exit.

It turns out Chris was right up the front and got hit in the head with something right at the beginning and the singer voiced some concern for his wellbeing. After the band finished we hung around for a bit and Chris introduced me to the singer (I use the term loosely) who was terribly sweet and really fucking hot. I might be mistaken but I have a feeling that their popularity might be linked to his on stage presence and rugged good looks (these photos don't do him justice). Running around half naked in a red jock strap kind of grabs your attention.

I took this video which isn't the greatest quality but I don't think the sound is much different from what I actually heard. The footage is a bit wobbly as I was laughing uncontrollably. You can make up your own mind here.



At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Agent 096 said...

Hey Kooky Knut!
I can't view your video :(
But luckily I have a vivid memory of the event still in my mind! I have a couple of photos on my MySpace space and will need to write something about the evening in MyBlogSpace as well, although I'm not as fast as you at getting my words on-line.
It was lovely to meet you on such an interesting evening.
Lots o' love
Maximilian: International Man of Mystery

At 7:06 AM, Blogger kookyknut said...

Stupid youtube. I just checked and it worked on my 'puter... don't know what's going on there.

Nice to meet you too mate :)

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Muzbot said...

hmmm... not working on mine either.
Oh well, it was a top night. And who could not help but tap along to "I don't like it". :)


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