The Laundry, Fitzroy
Well the long anticipated Laundry gig took place last Thursday night
as scheduled but not without the usual gav-related difficulties...
Gru and Duff's navigational skills showed top form with 45 minutes of
pre-gig blockies trying to find the damn venue, and neither moron bringing
a phone with them to assist in the search, leading to a very late load-in.
But much to both their delight there was still time for the pre-show Melbourne
stubby or two.
Part 2 of the pre-gig dramas was Pete and Trav's assumption that the
gig wasn't on. Derived from the fact that they were too scared to ask
the bar staff or even explore the venue themselves -
"it's not on man, it's only doof-doof music, there's not even a
"you been upstairs to have a look?"
The band room of the laundry was discovered up-stairs soon after this
conversation toook place followed by the best gavin Melbourne performance
to date! An unexpected, unanticipated, large crowd filled the small room
by the third song of the set which made for a comfortable and enjoyable
One CD sold and one traded with the first band kept the traditional CD
sales figures on level and an invite to return to the venue was also quite