Thursday, 12 April 2012

(Day 30) Post Wine Tasting and the Night Out

Saturday 31st March (Day 30)

The city of Sydney is a very different place through the eyes of someone who is heavily intoxicated with wine.  Every tall building that once stood solid and still are now swaying from side to side like a tree in the wind.  The once smooth flat pavements have suddenly become uneven and bumpy.  Road signs that were once in plain English are now completely illegible.
I think I was getting funny looks from people whilst I was attempting to walk through Sydney.   I had become that man that mothers warn their children about, you know the one.  “That man there, that is a bad man”, referring to me, that red faced idiot that smells like a winery.

Some weird fountain I stumbled upon.

I swear this building was moving.

Eventually we made it back to the house and the journey did help me sober up a bit.  Objects were easier to focus on now.  People soon arrived at our house for the BBQ and it wasn’t long until a generous amount of chicken breast was cooking away on the grill.  Aaron (a friend of the house) was the guy who brought over the grill and a huge box of chicken breast.

However it seemed that most people had eaten before they arrived at our house.  This was a bit silly but great for me because I was starving.  I just sort of hung around the BBQ talking to Aaron and picking off bits of meat when it became available.  In fairness I did grab a plate quite a few times and offer the freshly cooked meat around to everyone.  But I think I ate more meat than most of the people in our back garden had done combined.  I hadn’t eaten much meat since I got here and it felt like a guilty pleasure.


The back garden.

After a few hours of chilling and generally stuffing my face with meat we headed off to the Kings X hotel.  It took at least 3 taxis to take everyone to Kings X but not everyone managed to get in.  Ryan was collared by the bouncers at the door for being too drunk which was funny because he didn’t even go to the wine tasting.  I was still carrying around a massive amount of Sauvignon Blanc in my head and they didn’t stop me.

On our way to the Kings X.

Ryan did eventually get in but only after JC got kicked out.  One in one out it seemed.  JC was rolling a cigarette at the bar when a bouncer came over and order him to smoke it outside.  JC agreed and said he was just rolling it inside and then was going to smoke it outside but the bouncer wasn’t happy about this for some reason.  In the end after a bit of an argument he called up reinforcements and 2 other bouncers came to take JC away.  After hearing about what happened and looking at their faces I think the 2 bouncers were actually on JC’s side.  They looked surprised that JC had been marked as a trouble maker but as bouncers must stand united they escorted him off the premises.  I saw the first bouncer get an ear full off the other bouncers later on and rightfully so.  I was tempted to give him an ear full myself but I was very drunk and it probably wouldn’t have gone down well.

We generally lost various people throughout the night.  Going to a club with so many people it is inevitable some people will move on without the others and soon the large group at the start of the night becomes several smaller groups.  I had heard that some people where in a club just down the road but I wasn’t sure if they were actually there or if they would still be there if I headed off to that club.  I was still with a few people and they didn’t seem keen on leaving the Kings X to find the other groups so in the end we just stayed where we were.  In fairness we did pay to get into Kings X.

In the Kings X.

During the night a fight broke out on the 2nd floor of the Kings X.  Can you guess which floor this is?  I have listed the floors in one of my early posts.

It was the retro floor, although the music they played was popular dance music all the chairs and tables had a retro look to them.  I first knew a fight had broken out because I saw one of these retro tables come hurtling towards me.  It had been thrown aside by 2 large guys whilst attempting to beat the absolute shit out of each other.  One of the guys got pushed into me during the fight and at one point one guy was on top of the other guy swinging punches wildly into his face.  At this point the bouncers had shown up and they looked keen on joining in.  The guys were dragged out of the Kings X kicking and screaming and normal club activities resumed.

I left the club soon after, drinking wine all day had made me sleepy and I didn’t feel like staying in the Kings X any longer.
But the night didn’t end there... 

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