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Fasterlouder's Holiday Ho-Down@ Bar 32, Canberra, (13/12/08)

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Fasterlouder’s Holiday Ho-Down at Bar 32 helped Canberra’s music lovers and “darlings” of the local music scene celebrate the fast approaching festive season and there was plenty to be jolly about. Deck the bar with tinsel and Fasterlouder posters tralla la la la la la la la laaa!

Variodiver’s Justin Huehn opened the evening solo to entertain the early or more correctly on time arrivals. As the band aids and FL invitees trickled through the door, there was less room to move in the bar when The Cherry Marines played experimentally to a tipsy audience. The music wasn’t the only thing putting a smile on their faces as FL was getting into the spirit of giving, offering invitees free Slate Blended Bourbon and Guinness until stocks lasted and last they did until just after midnight. The door biatches occasionally let in unlisted people but only if they were good looking. We discriminate but luckily for most people, we have low standards.

While the DJs filled in between sets, FL was asking the patrons some tricky questions for the chance to enter a lucky dip loaded with giveaways, including some cracking 2008 albums, FL t-shirts and stubby holders, and the good old Christmas bon bons. While some recipients were delighted with their gifts others were being quite naughty and ungrateful but Santa will catch up with them later.

The Ho-Down was being helped along by The Magic Hands front man Tim (trying not to look like he’s in a band but does) climbing all over the place to get closer to his synthesizist, Andy, who confused a few people by playing behind the bar instead of the floor stage. The crowd was ho-ing down along side Tim and having a bloody fantastic time. Of course, we couldn’t hardly believe how amazing the line up for the evening was as Using Three Words was still to come. So fantastic was this party that even Blaine’s 21st birthday party guests came downstairs to ho it down in the bar.

Apparently one Guinness was worth 3.6 standard drinks and given the empty Slate bottles scattered around the place, it wasn’t surprising to see that everyone was looking like nothing could ruin this evening. Using Three Words had everyone’s attention as Dan followed Tim’s lead, making himself visible to all by standing dangerously on unstable tables, taking a breather on the couch and getting among the crowd who enthusiastically nodded their heads to the rocking tunes. The boys rocked out to end the show but by no means the end of the party, as it was time for Shakedown to begin.

The bands hung around and went a bit nuts when Shakedown DJs’ took over, mistaking the bar for the dance floor. Prima facie the muso snobs snubbed the magical Ema’s choice to play The Veronicas but they secretly loved it and sang along to the painfully high pitched chorus “let me show you all the things that we could do”. I was certainly singing it to all the ridiculously good looking men, boys, emos and side swept hair in the room. It was hard not to look like a groupie with so many industry people around. Among the special guests were members from Switch 3 and The Casual Projects, as well as the Megafauna festival organisers who were all pretty handsome.

Well we can thank Bar 32 for the decorative tinsel but it’s truly a shame but oh such fun that it was completely torn apart by the end of the evening and among the wreckage were FL posters and stickers scattered absolutely everywhere.

Ahem, I’d just like to say a few words if I may, a massive thank you to the bands that volunteered their time to perform, the Bar 32 people, the FL team (which happens to include me – shucks) and a special thanks to our fearless leader and super woman, k-rad. But most fantastic of them all were the FL members and randoms that rocked up to make the Ho-Down a cheery and jolly good finish to the year. Stay safe and see you in 2009. X

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Thommo

Thommo said on the 14th Dec, 2008

Epicly awesome night!

Thanks so much K-Rad!!

saimagizzle

saimagizzle said on the 14th Dec, 2008

Agreed. Props to K-Rad for putting on such an awesome night, from what I can remember...

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008

http://1.ic.f.tsatic.net/419/400_0/graphics_eed1cd289abf9f8bcf7c20061a19f023.jpg

Two of the soberest men alive!

k-rad

k-rad said on the 15th Dec, 2008

You are very welcome and than you for all your help on the night too! x x

saimagizzle

saimagizzle said on the 15th Dec, 2008

http://1.ic.f.tsatic.net/419/400_0/graphics_eed1cd289abf9f8bcf7c20061a19f023.jpg

Two of the soberest men alive!

That gallery was a whole lot of "I... don't remember that."

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008



serious?

I remeber all i think!

Hope you realise there was alot of *point camera in general direction* shooting, so some of the shots were pretty random.

BTW i have alot more shots of you mitch, nick and paddy that i didnt include

Jimbil

Jimbil said on the 15th Dec, 2008

And thanks for the PA ;-)

JackT

JackT said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Looks commendably messy. A round of applause for Canberra!

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Sydney has a lot to live up to by the sounds. Does sydney have Slate and Guniness till after 12 Jack? Cos that'd be awesome.

The Fool

The Fool said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Well I'm not getting drunk on Thursday night. No sirree

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008



We aparently had 10 cases of slate and a couple of cases of guiness long necks, It did pretty well to last till 12 the way some of the contribs were drinking:D :D

saimagizzle

saimagizzle said on the 15th Dec, 2008

serious?

I remeber all i think!

Hope you realise there was alot of *point camera in general direction* shooting, so some of the shots were pretty random.

BTW i have alot more shots of you mitch, nick and paddy that i didnt include

Grade A? Don't remember that.

I really feel I made a total arse of myself, but then again, at least this time I can blame it on alcohol and not just 'being a cunt'.

Flickr?

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Grade A? Don't remember that.

I really feel I made a total arse of myself, but then again, at least this time I can blame it on alcohol and not just 'being a cunt'.

Flickr?

nah you didnt make a fool of yourself. Will upload a few to flickr tonight!

saimagizzle

saimagizzle said on the 15th Dec, 2008



That's good.

Yay for fun!

icutmyownhair

icutmyownhair said on the 15th Dec, 2008

http://1.ic.f.tsatic.net/419/400_0/graphics_eed1cd289abf9f8bcf7c20061a19f023.jpg

Two of the soberest men alive!

Who these mofos be?

saimagizzle

saimagizzle said on the 15th Dec, 2008



Thommo on the right, me on the left. Beer and Slate in our bellies.

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Hey simmo, we might make it into the munters thread!!!!

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 15th Dec, 2008

I want to see all the other photos too!

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Dexter!

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/gallery/8777/Fasterlouder-Holiday-Ho-Down.htm

There are a few missing though, mainly due to some inappropriate use of 4 letter c words

lil deksy

lil deksy said on the 15th Dec, 2008

i have work the next day but fuck it, sydney's going to go off

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008



it was, dont you worry!

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008

simmo, they are now up on flickr as well!

icutmyownhair

icutmyownhair said on the 15th Dec, 2008




May I say that you are a very pretty lady. For some reason I expected you to be really hairy with poor hygiene and maybe a missing tooth.

Piko

Piko said on the 15th Dec, 2008



Does that lady you are referring to have a moustache? it's hard to pick up in said lighting... and gee shirt is open a bit far to be very ladylike.. i wonder... = P are my eyes playing tricks?

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Apparently Saimagizzle looks like a girl. Which is scary cos I kinda look like him!

Thommo

Thommo said on the 15th Dec, 2008



so i wasnt dreaming that!



HAHA @ SIMONE

icutmyownhair

icutmyownhair said on the 15th Dec, 2008



I actually thought it was you at first. As if you don't already know you look like a girl. You are the prettiest girl in the whole of Newtown.

icutmyownhair

icutmyownhair said on the 15th Dec, 2008



I expected him to be really blokey and was surprised to see a dude with prettier hair who could probably fit into my jeans.

Emma Smith

Emma Smith said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Had a gr8 night peoples!!...Hope to do a little more in the new year so i can earn the Slate i drank! xx

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 15th Dec, 2008



I'm back into exercising now to get down into your size.

secondclassciti

secondclassciti said on the 15th Dec, 2008

That night was made of win and awesome.

secondclassciti

secondclassciti said on the 15th Dec, 2008

Oh, and I got my pic on the review, therefore I'm better than all of you.

saimagizzle

saimagizzle said on the 15th Dec, 2008



Chemically straightened baby! I'm as glam metal as work will allow me to be ;)

Klips

Klips said on the 15th Dec, 2008



You think you're good? I didn't even upload my photos to the gallery and I got the one in the review!

icutmyownhair

icutmyownhair said on the 16th Dec, 2008



Haha. I reckon I've just made it into yours.