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27 November 2011 @ 02:00 pm
Break out the blue eyeshadow!  
Went to an 80s theme Christmas party last night and had an absolute ball. I think I can safely say that it was the best night of the year; nothing in the next five weeks could eclipse that. The bank put a bus on so that we didn't have to drive, and I stayed overnight at a friend's place - her hubby dropped us off and picked us up again from the bus stop so that we could have a few drinks. Pulled up all right this morning, just very dehydrated and with extremely tired legs, and I seem to have left my fine motor skills back at the Hilton.

I wasn't going to post any of my photos but other attendees have already put them all over facebook so here we go. Mullets abounded. There were five Mario Brothers, one set of Blues Bros, two members of KISS, a Beetlejuice and two Darth Vaders in attendance. I was one of three Sonny Crocketts (and imo the best of the lot as I brought along a stuffed alligator named Elvis) and there were a couple of Joan Jetts and Madonnas.
And there was Donnie. No-one ever would accuse this guy of shyness. He's one of our lenders, and a real card.

The flamingo-hair is the friend whose house I stayed at.

My boss had Sid Vicious down pat.

Towards the end of the night; I'd shed my jacket earlier as it was so hot on the dance floor. That's me in white, with some of my team members.

Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- FANTASTICdraycevixen on November 27th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)

You do look like you're having a great time and hey the fact that it's warm there at Christmas is very costume friendly too.

Donnie's costume is making me wince on his behalf. *g*

miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on November 27th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
Donnie was complaining on facebook this morning of a "healthy hangover... and a kickarse bruise on my groin that I have to explain... if only I knew...!" He had a good night.
andreaandreathelion on November 27th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
"waves hello*
Sounds like a brilliant christmas party by the looks of it :D
But oh my, the 80's as a scheme, those were the years .... *g*
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on November 27th, 2011 09:07 am (UTC)
*waves back* hi! I had a great time. The 80s didn't seem so long ago, to me, but there were a lot of staff there who were born in that decade, making me feel officially "old"!
sunray45: Bodie Cloudlesssunray45 on November 27th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
Wow! That looks like some party. *g* Hope it was held somewhere airconditioned as it was so hot.

Glad you had a great time.
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on November 27th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
It was a brilliant party, held at the Hilton in the city. It wasn't the only event held there that night, and on arrival we shared an elevator with a group of Indian people, all dressed up to the nines, who were giving us extremely funny looks and no doubt thinking "this is how Australians dress for a night out?" Except we don't usually dress up as nuns and punks.
anonpussynamer: Floweranonpussynamer on November 28th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
Nuns and punks? Wot?!? No lycra, stretchy leotards, (ala "Physical") or Boy Georges?? ROTFLMAO ... ooh, hang on, just saw Donnie's pink leotard (is it or isn't it?). Looks like you had a great night out and it was a brilliant success - makes P's work Xmas party look like a church ladies picnic .... *snicker*.

Ah, the 80's - made the 70's look tame, didn't it? LOL
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on November 28th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Mate I'm sure you've seen the full effect on facebook by now; nuns, punks, KISS, the whole shebang. Top night. Yes, Donnie was doing the whole ONJ thing but not a Boy George to be seen. When I first decided to go I got out my old pink leotard and purple footless tights that I used to wear to aerobics in the 80s, and I could actually still get into them. I wouldn't go so far as to say they fit though, so back into the cupboard they went.
anonpussynameranonpussynamer on December 3rd, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
I'll have to have a look as I haven't been on FB for a few days (again!) ... but just looking at these photos, yep, a top night was had by all. TBH, I can't remember what I wore back then as we were living out west - mainly jeans, t-shirts, thongs ... didn't have much of a chance to wear "fashionable" stuff then. :) Oh dear, my imagination is going now - pink leotard and purple footless tights .... mein gott! did we wear that kind of stuff back then? LOL - yep, guess we did! :)))