Friday, July 11, 2008

Back In Black and the Grates Surprise Party

Tonight my wife George and I went to see The Grates, one of our favouritist bands ever. We couldn't believe it had been so long since we saw them live (the last time we saw them was October 2006. That gig was recorded and released on DVD. You can see us in it - Patience called me a motherf***er). They were holding a 'surprise party' to celebrate the release of their latest single Burn Bridges from the upcoming album Teeth Lost, Hearts Won (god I sound like an advert right now). It was at Ormond Hall, next to the Belgian Beer Garden on St Kilda road, a pretty nice venue. They as usual put on an AWESOME live performance, marred for us only by the two absolute dickheads in bad costumes 'dancing' around and injuring other people. Me, George and two other girls ended up trying to pummel the living daylights out of them in frustration. But I digress.

George looked smokin hot, although godDAMN was it cold (and windy, as you can see!). I love love love her fuschia tights paired with the black dress and jacket and the bright purple scarf. Perfection would be to add a little splash of bright yellow somewhere. She's also a thrifty girl - her jacket is A|X (she used to work there) but the scarf is Cotton On and the dress is Supre.

Patience started out the gig wearing a fuschia sash around her dress but discarded it after a couple of songs. She asked us to form a hole in the crowd so she could come down among us to sing Rock was amazing. She's also given me an unhealthy desire to get an American apparel lame bikini top. I'm hoping that desire will no longer haunt me when I wake up tomorrow morning.

And what would be a surprise party without little party bags? We got heart shaped lollipops and the cutest badges.

So finally, what I wore: Shoes - Joto; Socks - Target; Leggings - Target; Dress (worn as skirt) - Supre; Top - mum's; Belt - Target; Scarf - Myer. All (well mostly) black - I also had on the Jay Jays black leather jacket and my black gloves (as well as the geek glasses) but left them downstairs when I took photos. I ADORED the big scarves Country Road had for winter...but at $120 they were way out of my price range. I got this one on sale in Myer for about $20.

And yes, my turnout is shocking, my point is shameful, my arms are all over the place, my posture sucks and my shoulders are probably too high...but I haven't done ballet for 8 or 9 years now. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

- Robyn


amie said...

ahhh! i'm so jealous!
i've missed out on so many great gigs this year because i'm only one year underage ( and not "street" enough to fake-ID-it =P )

Robyn said...

Ahh don't worry Amie, remember I too spent the first 18 years of my life being underage...I missed out on a lot of good gigs, but I've made up for it since and so will you.

karen said...

I once remember someone describing Patience as being like physical culture, and that AA leotard just proves it. If you can dare to wear it, go for it! I think AA's stuff is actually quite cool, just not very wareable for most people.

Hannah said...

oh my gosh.

i love love love your skirt. i am a tulle addict. please tell me it's recent?

love the outfit, it looks awesome.

meh, i did ballet for years, my turnout is shit now. *rebel*

kat said...

sickled foot sickled foot!!!

xo kat