Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inquisition: Rebooted

Even thought I wasn't feeling very well on Saturday night, I donned my leather pants and made my way to Inquisition, the Sydney Leather Pride Association's annual dance party.

After a brief wait in line, I was let in by friendly security guards to discover the beautiful venue that is The Arthouse. After checking my coat I made my way to the dancefloor to bump into a mate from Melbourne. I spent most of the evening bumping into friends I rarely see, or hadn't seen since last year's inquisition.

The music was pretty fun all night. Stephen Allkins started things off nicely, and my night really took off when I had a great dance to Love Tattoo's Drop Some Drums. I finally got to have a dance to one of Mike Kelly's sets... a great mix of techno and the occasional cheesy track. Sveta finished off the night but I didn't last too long after she started her set.

All-in-all a great party (and definitely worth calling in sick on Monday for). Great staff/security, beautiful venue, friendly/sexy crowd, pretty cool tunes, and lots of great friends too. Definitely the best party I've been to in a while.

Thanks, SLPA.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A bit of a catch-up

A month or so back I went to Tetsuya's for Reed's 40th. Fucking amazing! Such beautiful food, exceptional service, and wonderful company. There were so many photos taken that evening so I've been waiting for them to appear on the interwebs (there's still no sign of them).

I won tickets to see Cassette Kids a fortnight ago, I hadn't really heard much of their music but I was really blown away by their live show. Their album has been on high rotation on iTunes ever since.

Last night was the opening of the Sydney Leather Pride Artspace Exhibition. I had entered one work in the exhibition. It is the first time I've done anything like this in over ten years. I was a bit freaked out yesterday; I decided that my artwork was shit, and that I hated it. Once I got there I ran into some friends and my nerves disappeared. There were some really beautiful pieces. A few of my friends sold their works and I was really pleased for them.

I didn't think I had any hope of winning the People's Choice prize, but Leesa (my friend and the curator) insisted I stay until the award was announced, as it would be rude to leave. I did as I was told and was completely shocked when I was awarded the Packer's Prize. I won a ticket to Inquisition and a massage. :D