So, my friend John says, he says, there’s a night at a bar in Kings Cross where the theme is that they show slides from other people’s family holidays. Bad holiday snaps.
It’s an amusing idea, and an amusing bar, and I was surprised to find it right downstairs in the middle of the Kings Cross strip.
Also, there is some excellent neon in the loos.
I found the drink prices are a few dollars too high, for everything, from cocktails to wine and beer so I wonder how long the place will last.
And the music, purposely cool, was 50s rock and roll sung in other languages, Spanish and then Japanese. I knew I was supposed to find it groovy but found it really annoying and we didn’t stay for a second drink (it wasn’t crowded so obviously other people didn’t find it very groovy either).
Later, in March 2020, I received an aggressive comment from someone who explained:
‘My friends were involved in this take over event. They are DJ’s and they played obscure and vintage holiday music from around the world with their collection of vintage slides and photos from peoples holidays. It was a Sydney fringe event that popped up for 4 Sunday’s during September. These DJ’s are well known and host a night of radio with similar sounds.’
She thinks: ‘The bar I think is great too and is at the same price point of the local area, plus they had a special every Sunday for the pop-up for $16.’
I’d give it another try, particularly to drag a visitor from out of town to a bar that’s actually on the famous Kings Cross strip but I’ll skip the crappy slide show and music.