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The Courthouse is probably one of the last remaining awesome pubs in Newtown.  Everything else is being rebuilt into bullshit trendy pub/clubs, or is the Town Hall or the Sando (ie: awful and kind of depressing).  People could probably sit in the front courtyard having a drink and still see the fancily-dressed bocce players/picnickers in certain parts of the park.
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No way man, if I'm gonna come all the way to Sydney just to sit in a pub, I at least want to be able to stare dead-eyed at a poker machine for several hours while I shout at people to "turn that fucking music down".

I want the authentic experience.
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Tommy, Brett, if you are not in on Fancy Bocce you will not be staying at my house.
That is final.
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OH yeah that'd be too bad wouldn't it?  Then I would have to share Lunchy's bed so she didn't get lonely...yeeaaah, what a sad sad shame that would be.


You boys go to your pub, I'll keep lunchy.
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Guys just for the record I am SO SO SO down for impeccably-dressed heavy metal ball sports and picnics and also for bedding down with two unbelievably good looking women from the Inter Net
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And me.

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impeccably-dressed heavy metal ball sports

Ackecocke Bocce?
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Currently investigating tickets from the 23rd til the 27th. I can has a couch?
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I think our couches are all booked out unless you want to sleep with Dovey?
We do have a very comfy floor.
Maybe Est or Nick or somebody could help out?
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PS this is going to be THE GREATEST THING
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I will probably maybe have a couch, but I'm going to have to check again if it's cool with my housemates, since I found out the other day that every one of my housemate's significant others is coming to stay with us for a while. The house will have around eight people in it and a dog (it usually has four).
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I think our couches are all booked out unless you want to sleep with Dovey?
We do have a very comfy floor.
Maybe Est or Nick or somebody could help out?
That's ok, it's a long way off yet, I'll sort something out. I have other friends in Sydney... Non-QC friends!
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unless you want to sleep with Dovey?
That's ok

OH I SEE


Dear Blog thread. I am eBaying a bunch of stuff and so am likely to come into hell of ducats, so hopefully tickets will be bought soon! Woo.
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You are way behind Brett and I on that one Dovey.  We are prepared.
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What date is it again?
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man whenever i stay up all night for whatever reason and then check the forums at whatever time in the morning cos there's nothing else to do, everyone's posting and i go "oh look, more people who aren't asleep!" and then i remember that this is really just when all you wacky australians come out cos it is actually regular awake hours for you over there or something.

that has nothing to do with the meetup, i apologize. time zones are still utterly confounding for me sometimes.
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Actually, for most of Australia it's, like, 11:30 at night now.

Which, granted, is regular awake hours as far as the internet's concerned.
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You are way behind Brett and I on that one Dovey.  We are prepared.

We (Me) are poor
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Hey Harry/Inlander and any other forumites coming to Sydney who dig jazz kinda stuff. Make sure you check out this record store, Birdland, while you're in town. It's a pretty great jazz store that's been around since the early 90's, specialising in a whole bunch of stuff other places don't have.
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Yeah, for some reason I've never managed to get there whenever I've been in Sydney in the past. I did order the Complete American Decca Recordings of Count Basie from them over the 'phone back in the day, though.
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OH I SEE

Don't worry bro, it's nothing personal, it's just that I HATE YOU...

 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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DING DING DING!

Okay, we made the New Zealander use the term "bro". Well done, everyone!
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Oh splendid. I wasn't sure how much longer I could keep this whole "Australian Meetup" ruse up.
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I hate you guys... seriously.
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I totally have picnic in the park clothings. This will be awesome and I will totally be there. Providing I don't have to work or something.
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I should be buying plane tickets next week. Accommodation I think I can figure out later, I have a bunch of time.
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I am super excited about this guys!  It will be my first week off in a year and a half!

Obviously I am not spending the whole week in Sydney, the other half I will be in Brisbane.  But I expect you guys to give me GOOD TIMES.
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Things to do during this meetup:

> Picnic
> Boche
> Mexican food @Glebe
> The Courthouse
> Markets / Newtown shopping?!?
> Drink lots of coffee
> Jazz record shop
> Clubbing > (Can we go to the Basement if something good is on puleeeze)

*excited*
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Fuck yeah Mexican food!

Also, I am up for ALL of those things.  Providing I can wake Brett up in time to catch the dang plane.
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Whatever, I will get a good nights sleep from 6pm and you will probably stay up surfing the internet and then I'll have to wake you up with a half-brick in a sock.
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guys you have to show me the crazy dodgy side of sydney, my sheltered existence of travelling there for business means that im used to being stuck in meetings and doing a tiny bit of shopping whilst staying at the hilton..... bring on drunken bocce and some dodgy mecican food bitches
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Any other Sydney-ites have any suggestions on clubs?

My experience is generally limited to either live music venues, or dubstep/drum and bass/stupid experimental clubs.

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show me these placesssssss.
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Well, as far as dubstep/grime stuff goes there is VOID, which is usually pretty good. Probably not everyone's cup of tea, though. There are many drum and bass nights, but no regular nights at the moment, so I'd have to check closer to the date.

There will definitely be some kind of rockin' local bands on at the Hopetoun, Spectrum, and World Bar, and it'll be cheapish... the Annandale also, but that might be more expensive depending on who's playing.

This is a night dedicated to stupid and experimental music which I have occasionally played and DJed at. It's on Wednesday nights, though.

But yeah I'm not really sure about clubs with non-syncopated dance music, though I will totally go to one if someone wants to.
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Yeah, guys, I am pretty much with norms on this one. I mean, I've been to uhm... some place near Heather's house for shopping (wasn't Newton), I've spent a lot of time in the city staying at fancy apartments and have not been to any cool places where no one cares what you were or whether you play drunken bocce and have amazing picnics in the park. I need to be educated on the trendy places in Sydney.
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Look at all these fancy people up in here

If you would like the whole poor Sydneyite experience you can share some of my pasta. Every night. For dinner. And then get up with me at 5am every morning to go pour coffee into rich people's mouths!
(I am not bitter at all today)
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Ally I feel your pain (being poor, working in the service industry catering to rich dickbags), except you can't do what I did because there aren't really coffee places that cater exclusively to dirt poor people like there are bars.

PS I am technically not allowed in nightclubs at all although this will probably change by February.
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with clubbing I normally go to Chinese Laundry, because it is pretty easy to get in, without being told to go put on a proper shirt/dress. The music isn't too bad either, but I am pretty easily entertained music-wise. However I am not the most avid club-goer, so I  guess peopel actually living in Sydney at the moment may be able to come up with more suggestions.
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With clubbing I will generally go to Die Machine or the BatCave. I haven't been to Vortex for a while but I remember it being reasonably enjoyable. I would like to warn you all now that I will probably have a terrible time when we go wherever we go and there is nothing you can do about it.
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But Jimmy, how can you not enjoy yourself with Brett dancing near you? Have you not seen the instructional Dance Video he made that I linked earlier in the thread?
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Nope.
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don't worry Jimmy - I'm not much for clubbing either so chances are you'll have a misery buddy.

That said, depending on how drunk by association I am by that time I could end up being the dancing fool that no one really wants to admit to knowing.
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Clubbing with Brett will be a great time if it is anything like his video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1lJ8CqjXA

WATCH IT YOU FUCKS
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Show the devil your elbows baby.
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Chinese Laundry is kind of just our "eh, we are sure we'll get in here" thing.  If we are going to have a good mix of guys and gals at this gathering then we may want to try some place a little bit nicer/different/whatever, depending on what kind of music people like.  Ali, I thought that the Basement is like, a place where you sit down and watch jazz.  While that might be fun it is not really "clubbing" as such.

The Oxford Art Factory is a slightly more upmarket club but is still pretty trashy.  I think that with the limited timeframe it'll be less a case of "where to go" than "what kind of music do we want to listen to?  ok, now who plays that kind of music and where are they playing, let's go see them."  If we don't really care then we could really do worse than a drunken binge through Oxford Street.
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No it is not a club, and you will probably be standing to watch the jazz. Seated tickets are for people who have dinner there.

Also I went to spectrum the other night and I reckon it is a pretty nice place for live shows. Yay.
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I will probably just disappear for a while, find a place with house music and then come back missing my shirt.
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Brett take me with you
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(me too please)



(I probably would keep my shirt on)



(but might not)
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