I'm taking a trip down memory lane Saturday night to the music of my early 20's. The Corner Hotel is hosting a "Punters Club Reunion Gig".
I lived in a shared house 2 blocks from the Punters Club for 12 months or so (& other shared houses within 10 - 20 minutes walk for around 4 years) spending quite a bit of time at the venue seeing bands (& drinking beer). I saw a lot of live music between '89 & '95 - our motto was Beers Bands & Boys & my 2 best girlfriends & I vowed we'd still be going to gigs when we had walking sticks! Unfortunately we don't see as much live music now as we'd like to; still adore a pub gig though, complete with sticky carpet.
Sadly the The Punters Club closed down in 2002. It was a fantastic venue & was a starting point for many many bands, some of whom will be playing Saturday night at the (charity) reunion gig. In particular, I am looking forward to seeing Spiderbait, Guttersnipes & Hoss. Most of you should recognise Spiderbait's cover of "Black Betty", but I'm looking forward to hearing the tunes of that era, like Footy & Old Man Sam.
Ah the memories of those times. Some good, some not so good: lots of reckless boozy nights were had, that's for sure. I shake my head now at some of those antics; while I'm certainly no angel now, I hope I've developed little more class than I had back then!
Rock on Boys & Girls.