No Alcohol

So is this how 2009 begins for Perth, not with a bang but with a whinger? Premier Nanna Barnett bans alcohol at Cottesloe Beach (his own electorate) for new years eve. I waited, but couldn’t see that the sign changed to “No Bongs”., but it did have “No hob knobbing, beaver damming, corn holing, rug munching, tool pushing side-winding, dixie whistling…&cetera”.

WA The state of excitement

WA The state of excitement

No seriously

No seriously

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18 Responses to No Alcohol

  1. Vic Demised says:

    Plenty of piss though, judging by the line of dunnies. And what are those four smaller installations at right? Dunnies for dwarves?

    BTW, nice to be first TWOP poster for 2009. How tragic is that?

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  2. skink says:

    please note that ‘whatsoever’ is one word

    having a sign that is too small to fit the whole word on is no excuse: use a hyphen.

    further disgraces of this sort will result in chemical castration by the Apostrophe Police

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  3. Grrr says:

    “And what are those four smaller installations at right? ”

    Unless I miss my guess (since I rarely make it to deepest, darkest Cott, those are extra-sturdy recycling bins.

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  4. Frank Calabrese says:

    Speaking of Cotesloe, from The Worst :-)

    In Cottesloe families and couples enjoyed the beach after a day of sweltering temperatures, while young revellers flocked to the Cottesloe Hotel and the Ocean Beach Hotel.

    But 86 police officers and local rangers kept the Cottesloe crowd under control, issuing at least two alcohol infringements, 13 move on notices and making two arrests by the midnight countdown.

    Sen. Sgt Scott Halvorson, officer in charge at Cottesloe, said the local government alcohol ban on the beach had helped stamp out anti-social behaviour, with crowds mostly well behaved throughout the night.

    One young partygoer at the Cottesloe hotel was arrested about 10.30pm. She had been ejected from the hotel and asked police to intervene and get her back into the pub.

    But the tables turned and she was arrested for ignoring a move on notice issued by police.

    The young woman struggled with the police with up to four officers eventually forcing her into a paddy wagon where she kicked at the door and screamed at officers as streams of hysterical tears ran down her face.

    http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=77&ContentID=115578

    Bet the “Young woman” was from one of the “Exclusive Private School for Young Ladies” :-)

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  5. Frank Calabrese says:

    And Rockingham was the major hotspot of trouble.

    Cottesloe police were moved to Gloucester Park raceway before midnight because their beachside patrol area was quiet.

    Fremantle police were transferred south to Rockingham because the port also had few revellers.

    The officers were needed to control a 15,000-strong crowd that had unexpectedly gathered on the Rockingham foreshore.

    A special flying squad of 20 officers was also sent to Rockingham because of the number of people on the foreshore, previous incidents in the far southern suburb and local police commanders’ “gut feelings”, Sgt Lambert said.

    The unexpected forehore crowd of revellers at Rockingham surprised police early in the evening.

    At 10.30pm, the crowd was well-behaved but police took the precaution of sending one of its “flying squad” of 12 officers to the beachside suburb about 20km south of Perth.

    http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24861470-2761,00.html

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  6. Snuff says:

    Jesus wept, Frank. What happened to Australia ? I reckon Cott was probably more fun in 1907, although it’s some small consolation to see there’s one local left with some respect for tradition. Similarly, at least Rocky’s reputation still precedes it, if only in the local police commanders’ guts.

    In Tokyo, despite polite requests to please do it at home, and the uninspiring fact that it’s perfectly legal, revelling occurred.

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  7. Frank Calabrese says:

    I blame it all on the media, in particular on H Sattler who tut tuts EVERY year about riotous yooves EVERY Christmas/New Year.

    Ch 7 News did a great beat up on the situation in Northbridge comparing ti a War Zone, where in fact the Police Spokesperson said it was likened to a normal busy Saturday Night.

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  8. Frank Calabrese says:

    Not my video, but here is some post new years eve footage from our wonderful train system :-)

    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC-bjKuAtl0

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  9. Bento says:

    After 6pm, the train becomes nothing more, or less, than a mobile zoo.

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  10. Rolly says:

    Ahhh!
    An intellectual posting by the crême de la crême of of Perth Yoof.
    The future sure is safe in their hands.

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  11. Rolly says:

    Bento,
    That should be ..”nothing more, *nor* less, than….”
    Makes misplaced apostrophes pale into insignificance.

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  12. Bento says:

    Touche, Rolly.

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  13. Rolly says:

    Bento,
    That’s ” touché ” !

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  14. Bento says:

    I had a feeling you’d pick that up, but couldn’t for the life of me work out how to get the doohickey over the ‘e’, even after trying for at least, oh, 15 seconds.

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  15. Rolly says:

    ´ = alt e
    ` = alt `
    ˆ = alt i

    that’s on my iMac keyboard anyway ;)

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  16. Bento says:

    Wéll î nævér!

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  17. Rolly says:

    But I have yet to find the keys to put in a strike through !

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