On the Gold Coast, Schoolies is a time of dread for the majority of locals. Let me paint a picture for you; hundreds of thousands of fresh 16-18 year old graduates flood Surfers Paradise with their pink lanyards, wristbands, and monstrous egos. Can I also mention that these kids find their way to the outer suburbs of the Gold Coast.
You are of course familiar with the old cliche that whenever you start to make rules about drinking, tis the first and surest sign that you have a drinking problem. Well, yes and no. Most sane people have their own private traditions that act as a guiding hand during the weekend pub crawl. Drinking prejudices, I call them.
Nightclub fights suck. They’re not cool, and you could get into a world of hurt. Sometimes you’ll get off on the wrong foot with a random at the club, and a fight may happen. Back in 2007, I was at a goth/metal club in Melbourne, whose name I won’t mention out of respect (and no one wants to get sued for defamation). The place doesn’t exist anymore anyway, but still.
So in case you missed it, the current Queensland government has announced plans to introduce legislation making clubs and bars unable to serve alcohol after 2am. I know. Rude. However, safety is paramount and with the level of physical assaults on the rise it is necessary that something be done.
There’s nothing like trance to get party peeps, well, into a trance. It has been around for a long time now, giving clubbers years and years of enjoyment. Now the UK act the Thrillseekers are heading to Melbourne to celebrate the best of the last 15 years of trance at the Prince Bandroom in St Kilda.
So you’re at the club and you’re chatting away with a really hot girl that you just can’t keep your eyes off. You two have really hit it off and can’t help but smile at one another constantly. Hell, you may even be holding hands, or full on kissing. There’s the unspoken issue of making the next move to see if anything else will happen. Then it happens: the girl will ask you to come home with her.
Each drinker comes to the point when they realise buying warm alcohol off the shelf is a darn-sight cheaper then buying it cold. However, turning up to a party with a hot case is a rookie error and a sure-fire way of missing out on valuable drinking time. Thankfully though, geniuses from around the world have put their minds together and come with amazing ways to cool your drinks.
Man, ya might not know it but the Perth comedy boom is finally happening. It’s like 1991 in New York right now – as if Paul F. Tompkins puked out a stream of perfectly formed highly sensitive clones and those clones travelled back in time to catch Pryor at the Hollywood Bowl and with those clones with lessons learned shot forward to 2015 and landed in Perth to bring forth the ultimate comedy extravaganza – I’m talking Frasier if the whole cast was just David Hyde Pierce.
As much as we all like partying and drinking, sometimes there are nights when you just can’t be fucked. Whether it’s because of a big pile of uni assignments or things have been hectic at work, all you want to do is watch Netflix, without the “chill” part. Your friends will plead with you to go out clubbing with them, but how do you get yourself in the mood?
I’ve definitely had my fair share of partying throughout my short-lived life as a bar, beer and general booze enthusiast. And during that time, as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, I have found myself in some difficult and compromising positions (i.e. someone dragging me out of the club by my hair so I could continue vomiting/dying in an alleyway).