Sunday, May 16, 2010

Brisvegas shines on like a crazy diamond

We parked in the new half built car park. Caught our flights on Virgin Blue. Caught the Airtrain in the Valley.

Grabbed a super bright long sleeved shirt from a goth botique on Brunswick street before heading up to Mana Bar.  Manabar was heaps of fun, with about 20 friends all jammed in having fun. SCA, Burgers (Cheeseburger gothic blog fans) and gamer friends represented. Medway's awesome gurning unleashed a thousand photochop memes. We even achieved the internet fame of a Mana bar advert!

Went to dinner at the Tibetan place next to the Arts Theatre. 13 fine people did the banquet. It was nice, basic stuff, breads, dip and curries. Once they knew we needed to be done by the show, they got their shuffle on and we made it comfortably. There was plenty to eat, and some small amount was left behind - impressive with that ravaging horde. Burgers and my mates are good at maths - we were $1.50 over on the bill :)

Meeting up with the crew went smoothly, and tickets were distributed. Two friends who were just winging it managed to get in - Simon generously gave one of his comp tickets to Greg, and Toni managed to get in on the standby list.

They play was good fun. A couple of roles were compressed, but the right cuts were made. The jokes from the book all hit home despite knowing they were coming, and the latest jokes slipped in perfectly as well, with the added bonus of shock of the new. There were a couple of themed return reference jokes that were played perfectly, especially the musical numbers with Beyonce's "Put a ring on it" and "The Teddy Bear's picnic"

Nat's blog did a great job of outlining last night shennanigans.

Abe's ten bucks was returned in a very Birmo way - taped onto the commemorative urinal. If you want your ten bucks that bad, Mr Frellman...

Birmo popped a reference to the evening, with better Burger lists than I can recall in the comment.

I picked up some merch, a couple of stubbie coolers and a "Team York Street" t-shirt.

9 comments:

Paul Nicholas Boylan said...

What? Your machine crashes just as it was getting interesting? You expect us to believe that?

YsambartCourtin said...

I was at work and the machine went twitchy... More to come.

Natalia the Russian Spy said...

Hey you! I was really happy to meet you even though we were both a little distracted :D My...you are certainly tall and gorgeous. Lucky girlfriend!...and yes I'm sorry I couldn't stick around in the Mana for long. It wasn't so much the gaming that bugged me, it was the cramped space and dim lighting...plus I'm going deaf and couldn't hear a damned word!

Birmo said...

Apolz for not catching up proper like on the night. I got schmooze-slammed from one end of the gig to the other.

But I'll be in Canberra for the Tour in July. Thinking Griffith Vietnamese again.

Jyggdrasil said...

Bart, my jealousy is boundless.

YsambartCourtin said...

@Nat- Distraction were aplenty that night. You'll just have to come down to Canberra for some hospitality some time.

@Birmo - I saw the schmooze bus and decided not to get run over :) See you in July.

@Jase - You were missed, it would have been the gang back together. And you tactical acumen would have meant that if you were sober you might have kicked my but in bomberman and given more of a challenge (heh, gaming smack talk!) Actually, Greg and I were neck and freaking neck...

Kelvin said...

Damn cold. I so wanted to catch up. Sounds like a great time.

YsambartCourtin said...

Cold scan be so unkind... At least you can go to manabar anytime :)

Simon Bedak said...

fucking great time meeting you and yours and all. see you at a pide joint around CannesBerra sometime soon. bedes