Snaketide’s big gig, The Trophy Room, the Agincourt and Royal Dutch Post Horn

Playing on 12/2 at Freshwater SLSC

BotF’s favourite band is Snaketide and they are playing a big gig from 8pm on 12 February 2011 at the Freshwater SLSC. They are supporting the legendary Dave Faulkner from the Hoodoo Gurus, whom BotF had the good fortune to see live in 2009, which was the subject of an early BotF post. He is quite superb solo and you are guaranteed to sing your lungs out. Snaketide are at the top of their game as well. It’s a fundraiser and tickets are $65 which includes beer, champagne and food.

If you want to come, just add a comment to this post to let me know.

Two BotF correspondents had the opportunity to attend the taping of the final episode of The Trophy Room – a sports quiz show on the ABC. We were unable to get photos of the celebs in action, but got up relatively close to Pat Cash, Cathy Freeman, Pete Murray and David Thornton. The last bloke you wouldn’t have heard of – but he is a funny stand-up. BotF agreed that Peter Helliar, the host, is funnier than we gave him credit for, and hopes you may have that Amanda Shalala is sneaky cute are unfounded. It will be interesting to see the unedited version.

With it being hotter in Sydney than Dean Jones jockstrap in Chennai, we popped into the Agincourt in Ultimo for some well needed pre-show libations. Nothing special about the Agincourt other than memories of previous slaughterings in uni and post uni days. Simply a pokies joint with a bar thrown in.

Royal Dutch Post Horn is a beer from the archives. Yet another cheap import from funnily enough the Netherlands. The only thing worth noting is the name – otherwise el blando.