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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #100 on: July 18, 2009, 10:04:13 PM »
was great seeing local acts on that stage!

I got told "tough titties" by one of the staff members when I enquired about eftpos at the bar after failing to get money out of 2 out-of-service ATMs

..from what I heard there weren't enough payers  :(

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2009, 10:12:23 PM »

..from what I heard there weren't enough payers  :(

Im sure Daz can confirm, but I seriously hope this wasnt the case!
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #102 on: July 18, 2009, 10:14:10 PM »
What were the final results for all the nominations? I don't know how i missed that bit...



just a guess, but...


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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #103 on: July 18, 2009, 11:56:43 PM »
Great turnout, and hopefully enough numbers to make Metro's (and Daz) happy.

What were the final results for all the nominations? I don't know how i missed that bit...



Well from what I can remember:


That chick from Claim the Throne - Best Keyboardist
Lacrymae - Best Band
Mark DV - Best Guitarist
Alex Canion - Best Bass Player
Louie Rando - Best Drummer
Lacrymae dudes - Best Vocalist(s)

I think that's what I gathered.
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #104 on: July 19, 2009, 12:16:36 AM »

Who was the obviously well fed bloke on stage with Psychonaut masquerading as Smitty ?    :P




And lets hear a round of applause for Smitty, who certainly showed everyone he still has it.

What a champ!!  :headbang:
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #105 on: July 19, 2009, 01:42:37 AM »
Top night, and was worth waking up hungover at 6:30 this morning for work. Congrats to Lacrymae on both an epic set (the large stage and acoustics suits the music perfectly) and the awards. Watching Benno pretend to ride a horse during the set was one of the funniest things I've seen.

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #106 on: July 19, 2009, 01:59:36 AM »


That chick from Claim the Throne - Best Keyboardist
Lacrymae - Best Band
Mark DV - Best Guitarist
Alex Canion - Best Bass Player
Louie Rando - Best Drummer
Lacrymae dudes - Best Vocalist(s)


highlighted the ones I voted for.... well done fellas. Taking nothing away from Alex, but it must have been close between him and Simon (Grotesque) - that guy is NUTSO!
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #107 on: July 19, 2009, 06:28:40 AM »

Who was the obviously well fed bloke on stage with Psychonaut masquerading as Smitty ?    :P

haha fuk u old man  :cunning:

And lets hear a round of applause for Smitty, who certainly showed everyone he still has it.

What a champ!!  :headbang:

cheers mark  :-[

Was a great night... good 2 see some of the old guard flying the flag . awesome turnout from what i can tell

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2009, 04:22:10 PM »
Sounds like it was an awesome night. Unfortunately i couldnt make it due to flying out to melbourne on the night. Good work and congrats to all the winners especially Lacrymae for i feel you guys deserve the +1 to GOOD prog power and music in Perth.

Also congratulations to Louis for taking out best drummer. A well deserved award and also Frankie and Ago for gathering votes for the amazing vocalist duo they are!

Melbourne is pretty cool anyway, but id like to have left a day later. Fuck.
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #109 on: July 19, 2009, 08:59:48 PM »
Great turnout, and hopefully enough numbers to make Metro's (and Daz) happy.

What were the final results for all the nominations? I don't know how i missed that bit...



Well from what I can remember:


That chick from Claim the Throne - Best Keyboardist
Lacrymae - Best Band
Mark DV - Best Guitarist
Alex Canion - Best Bass Player
Louie Rando - Best Drummer
Lacrymae dudes - Best Vocalist(s)

I think that's what I gathered.

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #110 on: July 19, 2009, 09:44:19 PM »
I knew it was going to take more than 24hours for my memory of the night to return, cabbas mongolian throat singing was fucken awesome! I got to learn that shit  :headbang:

and appologies to Polly I think, might have collided with you at one point? I get too excited sometimes  :-[
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #111 on: July 19, 2009, 09:56:15 PM »
and appologies to Polly I think, might have collided with you at one point? I get too excited sometimes  :-[

Hahah, yeah, it's all good. These things happen. :)
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #112 on: July 20, 2009, 04:03:48 AM »
Daz probably won't tell you all the hidden costs that venue pulled out of the fine print to screw him over, but I can tell you that he had to outlay for the ENTIRE PA (Aiden set it up for him, good work too!) and they even wanted to bill him another $900 for the use of the lights.   :o

The Western Front awards is meant to be a showcase of the year's bands, but also pays for the cost of running the site that we all need to keep the scene functioning.  Despite the decent croud, he will be lucky to break even on this due to all the Metro swindling, so Western Front is going to have to be funded completely out of Daz's pocket the next 12 months....

Or we could have a benefit gig.

I know my band would be happy to donate its time to this, any other bands want to do a gig to support the Font and the Daz?

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #113 on: July 20, 2009, 04:07:40 AM »
I was talking to him backstage and he pretty much got shafted money wise.

It was an excellent show, probably the best turnout and atmosphere I've seen at a local show, but it's not fair that he got caught out like that. A benefit gig is a great idea and we'd be in for sure

Shoot me a PM when you figure something out.

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #114 on: July 20, 2009, 04:31:21 AM »
Daz probably won't tell you all the hidden costs that venue pulled out of the fine print to screw him over, but I can tell you that he had to outlay for the ENTIRE PA (Aiden set it up for him, good work too!) and they even wanted to bill him another $900 for the use of the lights.   :o

The Western Front awards is meant to be a showcase of the year's bands, but also pays for the cost of running the site that we all need to keep the scene functioning.  Despite the decent croud, he will be lucky to break even on this due to all the Metro swindling, so Western Front is going to have to be funded completely out of Daz's pocket the next 12 months....

Or we could have a benefit gig.

I know my band would be happy to donate its time to this, any other bands want to do a gig to support the Font and the Daz?

Lets set up a donation or pass the hat around?? Count me in for some.

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #115 on: July 20, 2009, 04:39:21 AM »
Daz probably won't tell you all the hidden costs that venue pulled out of the fine print to screw him over, but I can tell you that he had to outlay for the ENTIRE PA (Aiden set it up for him, good work too!) and they even wanted to bill him another $900 for the use of the lights.   :o

The Western Front awards is meant to be a showcase of the year's bands, but also pays for the cost of running the site that we all need to keep the scene functioning.  Despite the decent croud, he will be lucky to break even on this due to all the Metro swindling, so Western Front is going to have to be funded completely out of Daz's pocket the next 12 months....

Or we could have a benefit gig.

I know my band would be happy to donate its time to this, any other bands want to do a gig to support the Font and the Daz?

Lets set up a donation or pass the hat around?? Count me in for some.
I think a WF Fundraising gig would be sweet and I know Dethlahem would be happy to play (providing i'm not away at work)

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #116 on: July 20, 2009, 04:39:55 AM »
I dont think there's a band around who wouldn't contribute towards a WF benefit gig
Excellent gig by the way ;D

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #117 on: July 20, 2009, 04:43:48 AM »
A WF benefit gig is a must do, and should not have to put up with any clashes that night either.
There should be a night set aside for this alone.

Do it for DAZ !!!

On a personal note, i'd like to thank Daz for not only the great showcase of talent on Friday night, but also his ongoing involvement in the local scene. His efforts cannot go unrewarded. So the benefit gig is a great idea.
Daz dont even think about giving me any DJing money. Keep it mate.

As for the venue, well it was a great to see a "Metal night of nights" type concept being very well received by the public, on the big stage, but it did come at a cost.
As much as I hate to admit, we really needed a disco afterwards, to swell the numbers more towards the end and that would've provided a better financial buffer there with $$$. I cant believe a club like that didn't have anything happening afterwards.

Capitol would be the best fit for next year for mine.



Lets set up a donation or pass the hat around?? Count me in for some.
Good idea, a tin at the next gig should help.
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #118 on: July 20, 2009, 04:47:42 AM »
maybe there could be some sort of annual subscription to WF - optional of course, but gives you some sort of extra privileges. Dont ask me what, but surely there could be something. 
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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #119 on: July 20, 2009, 06:54:40 AM »
What was the story of having metros as the venue anyway? Did Metros approach Daz or was it the other way around?

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #120 on: July 20, 2009, 06:57:44 AM »
Daz is always trying to make the local scene better and to give it more credibility.  What better way than booking the best venue in town? 

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #121 on: July 20, 2009, 09:18:52 AM »
Daz is always trying to make the local scene better and to give it more credibility.  What better way than booking the best venue in town? 


Yeah, Metro's is a seriously awesome venue for metal. Can't say the same about the management, but the place itself is brilliant.

Even if it was a one off thing, Daz definitly made this years awards night one to remember!

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #122 on: July 20, 2009, 11:05:17 AM »
It was an awesome night! Great venue with very good acoustics, that is unfortunately wasted on angry Asian youths on Saturday nights who've got too much money to spare. It is such a pity that Metros was trying to swindle Daz out of his money, fucking bouncers seemed like they couldn't wait to get us out of there either.

Having a benefit gig would be a fantastic idea imo, pretty sure all the Perth metal bands would agree to that. On top of that, the word of WF should spread through out the rest of Australia. Seemingly WA seems to have the most organized metal scene in Australia (but I probably don't know the right forums to go to). 

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #123 on: July 20, 2009, 02:30:02 PM »
Can you post all teh results here daz-dog? that'd be sweet!

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Re: Western Front Awards Night '08/'09 - July 17
« Reply #124 on: July 20, 2009, 04:04:41 PM »
I was there, I reviewed the event for Metal As Fuck and I've listed all the winners and runners-up: http://metalasfuck.net/zine/event-reviews/2009/western-front-awards-2008-metro-city-perth-17-july-2009

Metro City has that awesome massive fucking stage... such a shame it's normally wasted. On the whole though it seems pretty run down - that whole ATM thing was a joke, I bet they could have doubled their bar takings if people had ready access to cash. And what's with the floor in there? Yuck.