Cell Block 69’s annual gig at the ANU bar on Friday night was just fantastic. Never been before – best $15 I’ve ever spent on live entertainment – a thumping, nostalgic orgy of camp, pop-rock cabaret. Musically, wonderful. CellBlock 69 are performers of a too-rare variety – thrilled to be there, loving the fans, sweating pure charisma, belting out a solid two hours of hilarious, intoxicating fun.
A footnote: ANU Bar service: glacial. With some decent staff on, the ANU Union could’ve just about doubled their bar sales I reckon. By the time I reached the front of the queue I was praying that Corea Chick would strut in there and take to those droops with a riding crop. Didn’t happen.