"You could get a plate of peas with vinegar, pepper and salt for a penny."
Charlie Frederickson (the man outside Hoyts) talking about Bourke Street on a Saturday night
Got the perfect badge for my upcoming NSFW Mucky Melbourne Walking Tour from @saveyourselfshop It's made by @shell_valentine_tattoo & the shop. The staff there are really friendly too. The shop is full of interesting stuff, I love the retro pins.
The Age: Page 1, 09/02/1973
30 tons of porn stuck in warehouses for around 2 years. When they tried to return it no one wanted it. Most of it ended up as landfill.
The 40th International Eucharistic Congress happened in Melbourne on February 18–25 in 1973. If you think that had anything to do with the police raids you must be some sort of anti-catholic communist homosexual
In the area now known as Southbank there was a fountain made up of platforms spraying water onto the one underneath it.
It'd be great to catch the mist on a summers day. Modern water restrictions mean this wouldn't happen now. At night there was more than water being sprayed because the area was a notorious beat.
Doing research selfie. Wearing my @hisholynoodliness patch & my @jacqthestripper tshirt. That's my foul mouthed assistant behind me
In the late 80s down this lane was a lingerie cafe where you could get lunch served to you by women in their underwear. I worked as a delivery guy at a bottle shop nearby but my boss always delivered their alcohol personally, even though he never did deliveries for anyone else, that was my job. The place lasted 6 months at the most. I never got to see inside.
Now my Fringe show is done for this year I'd like to thank all the people who did the Mucky Melbourne Walking Tour with me, @thelisaskye for the help, encouragement & inspiration, Slow TVs 7hr train video for the background noise when preparing the script and @melbfringe for encouraging me to do my first walking tour last year.
Now to rest my poor legs.
Due to a mispronunciation of a spell & an unfortunate demon bite I had to cancel tonight's Mucky Melbourne Walking Tour but I'll be back walking around talking filth on Thursday night
I'm memory of the great podcast/show on Saturday night, if you use the code "sexysnacks" when buying a ticket for the Mucky Melbourne Walking Tour you'll get a few dollars off!