Dear Councillors of Victoria park. Now I hate young people and Oktoberfests as much as the next person, but I have to say I’m astounded at the attitude recently expressed that the Town of Victoria Park and locality of Lathlain are somehow “too good’ for such an event.
Lathlain is a craphole, which could only be improved by an Oktoberfest, with or without the “miles of vomit” you refer to. Why just a few metres from Lathlain Oval is the site of the notorious lesbian murders. Surely this locale is not too classy for such an event? I also notice that lathlain Park has recently hosted Sam Newman as a speaker. Surely less vomit would be produced by student drinkers than the unfortunates who had to look at Mr Newman (has that dude had a botched facelift?) or listen to him?
And let’s move on to Victoria park itself, most famous for being crammed with brothels and used car yards. This is the town that is too precious for an Oktoberfest? Perhaps the Curtin Student Guild should have proposed a “Brothelfest”. Presumably this would have sailed through the Council approval process without a problem.