November 7, 2011 in News
Just this minute got back from the charity auction. The guys at Tabac were amazing, Kevin you rock & we’ll definately be seeing you next year! Bex.. without you this wouldn’t've happened… and the same goes to Jessa, Jackie, Jared, Dean, Ryan, Trav, and Jenny.
thank you Anthony for the amazing cakes, Conrad for hooking us up with amazing sound and Boyd for the lights.
our performers just rocked… Evie Gordon, amazing as always, Zvi Indyk rocking some awesome tunes and making the room rock with you, Sam Wheeler i know you were nervous but you sounded amazing. start working on material for next year! Kristie Addison (a cut-down Transit of Venus) i’ve missed hearing you play, and suprised myself by still being able to sing along to some of it. Diamond Fist Willie.. well the name says it all and you definitely lived up to it. & lastly Le Freque & Steve. just beautiful.
Natalie Hugill, you held it together, dragged it out, sped it up and were generally amazing and bubbly and just great. Plus you dealt with my garbled additions every five seconds with aplomb. SO getting you to come back next year
we have video and camera footage of this event (thanks to quite a few people) so hopefully there’ll be footage for those of you who had to miss the actual event! yay. at some point in the future we’ll get to the point of getting full web coverage during the event, but not quite yet.
Lastly…. as a rough estimate, if everyone comes through, we have raised $880 this year, which is almost TWICE what we raised last year. Congratulations guys!! i can imagine a lot of Pain Charities will be very happy, and i’m personally thrilled, and in shock!
Some of the pieces will still be available on the website for purchase after the auction, we’re in negotiations with the artists now, so they’ll be available at a later date.
The standard of art since last year has gone up (several pieces were bought on behalf of an art foundation) the amount of enthusiasm has grown… next year (forbidding any unforeseen hospital type incidents) we will improve organisation, publicity, planning… and use what i’ve learnt this year to avoid the same pitfalls. If any of you are interested in being involved and helping out in any way, Please email me and let me know – be specific, if you only want to hand out fliers, say that. if the thought of having to turns your stomach, thats also important information to have! we need the team to be more than me, so if i fail the competition or auction doesnt fail -which almost happened this year.
Heres to bigger an brighter things – and to you, my amazingly talented friends
thank you for making this year possible
(& trav i love you)