Love in the Inner West.
I had only a couple of days earlier returned from a six month stint in America. My legs still sore and peeling from falling asleep on Venice Beach, CA.
It was Paul’s birthday party, Brodie and I had gone to Freaky Tiki (now Newtown Hotel) for $3.50 gin and tonics before joining the rest of the party at Courtie (Courthouse Hotel). Brodie and I continued the party spirit with a couple of jugs.
The clock struck midnight and like Cinderella the party stumbled their way, only a few metres, to Kelly’s. Everyone managed to get into Kelly’s without showing ID as they had the opportunity to get to know the bouncer whilst I was on exchange in New Paltz. Sitting out in the smoker’s lounge (talking to people as I am very much not a smoker!) I got to know a few of the new friends Paul, Fotini and Brodie had made in my absence.
FUN FACT: This was also the evening I met Emily Gray, though only briefly.
At some point in the evening I met a tall, curly haired character by the name of I-am-too-drunk-to-remember. And the rest is history. Not because this was the beginning of a romance but because I do not remember a thing that followed. Actually that isn’t true, I remember sitting next to Darryn and him telling me I was beautiful and I remember leaving with Brodie.
I have been told of a couple of things from that night:
- Darryn and I made out, a lot
- Girls I did not know, nor ever met, would come over to “save me” from Darryn
A few days later Darryn added me as a friend on Facebook, which I accepted.
Below are a few reference photos for those not familiar with Newtown.