- The Singapore report.
- The Perth report.
- The Brisbourne report.
- The Melbourne report.
- The Tokyo report
THE MELBOURNE REPORT
by chaz Dabat kkoshi, March 2000
What was it about Melbourne that made me feel like I was home,
was it the warm sun,or was it the busy type city traffic moving
like in the fast lane,or was it the mixed architecture of
old and new standing side by side existing as one. No, it
was the sweet smell of kebab running thick through the atmosphere,
it was the Greek music blaring out of each souvlaki bar, ah
yes just like home.
I suppose personally including John Themis coz he was born
there, the fact that Melbourne has the largest greek population
outside Greece and I’m Greek, had something to do with
it.i am actually Greek cypriot,but we are almost identical
in ways,language,food and Love.
Well back to Culture Club, what a stonking gig we had at
the Metro club, I think if I had to be honest I would say
my favourite gig through out the tour, close up an intimate.
Apart from quite a few technical hitches that should of thrown
us right off like my piano keys sticking down after I had
played them, and stuff like that all round.
But as far as I was concerned, Melbourne roks man. The club
was not unlike the limelight club in New York, the fact that
the fans were sitting all around and above us made it feel
close up an intimate. If I remember rightly you guys in Melbourne
were applauding and shouting for at least 10 minutes before
you gave in. It truly was an amazing gig.
So three reasons why I loved Melbourne, goodgig,greek stuff
everywhere and they got a road called Batman Avenue, and some
of you may know or not know I am a bat freak, hence the name
on the Culture Club album, Chaz Dabat Kkoshi. I even went
to the world famous fabulous botanical gardens in Melbourne
and saw real fox bats hanging overhead. Well guy its over
n out, got some crime fighting to do.