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Party Animal’s Choice Awards ‘04-‘05

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Hey party animals,

Vote in the ‘06 awards

Your votes are in and counted. Thanks to those who voted, the response was huge. Its time to reveal what Melbourne’s most popular nights really are, as voted by you, the party public...

and the winners are...

Best Night: Twister, Saturday @ The Palace
Twister retains its crown! It maintained its lead, although Furnace Fri stepped up to a close second. Blitz, Dakota and Billboard Sat and Wheelers Thurs take honourable mentions.

Best Venue: Twister (The Palace)
Twister got up for this one too, after running second last year. Billboard came in a solid second, with Furnace third. Frost Bites!, Blitz and Marquee take honourable mentions.

Best Coverband: Adam12
Adam12 went back to back comfortably. Crazy Haus took second, just ahead of 23 Past and Metrik. Pean polled well too.

Best Suburban Venue:
Furnace won this over The Wheelers. Blitz and Dakota performed well in 3rd and 4th. The Pool Room was up there too.

Best Pub: The Hawthorn
The Hawthorn won this quite well. The Wheelers was a good 2nd ahead of The Berwick Inn in 3rd. The Elephant & Wheelbarrow in StKilda was up there.

Best New Venue: Dale & Danny’s Blue
This was a two horse race, but D&D’s won clearly ahead of the rebadged and rebranded Furnace.

Best Suburban Night:
Thursday @ Wheelers with 23 Past (& Play-Doh)
This was a surprise. The Wheelers just shaded Furnace’s Fri to take the prize. Dakota’s Sat was a strong 3rd ahead of Blitz’s Sat, Pool Room’s Thu and Wed at the Edgy.

Best New Night: Friday @ Furnace with Adam12
New venue name, new crowd, new award. Dale & Danny’s Blue’s Sat and Thu would be considered unlucky in 2nd & 3rd. Billboard’s Thu and Fri were close too.

Best Uni Night: Jackass Thursday @ Frost Bites! with Metrik
Its finished now but Jackass won ahead of Pool Room’s Thu (Adam12). Billboard’s Thu was the big jumper into 3rd ahead of Berwick Inn’s Tue(!). Room’s Thu and Seven’s Thu were contenders too.

Best Band Night: Friday @ Furnace with Adam12
Furnace’s Fri won by a mile. Wheelers Thu with 23 Past (& formerly Play- Doh) came second, with Dakota’s Sat (Pean) and Pool Room’s Thu (Adam12) going well. Hawthorn Sat (23 Past) and Star Sun (Slumberyard) did okay.

Best Mainstream Night: Twister, Saturday @ The Palace
Billboards Sat pushed Twister all the way on this. Blitz Sat came in third with Billboards Thurs and Furnace Fri polling strongly.

Best Retro Night: Twister, Saturday @ The Palace
No surprise that Twister won this too. Room’s Tuesday jumped up to second ahead of Marquee’s Fri and Sat.

Best RnB Night: Detention Centre, Friday @ Billboards
The new boys got up! They came home ahead of Heat’s Fri & Sat, then Mercury Lounge’s Mothership Sunday.

Best House Night: One Love, Saturday @ Prince of Wales
Back to back for One Love. Seven’s Sat and Thurs challenged hard. Twister and Billboard’s Thurs were in the mix.

Best Tek Night: Twister, Saturday @ The Palace
The back room at Twister did it. It romped in ahead of Bubble and Bass Station (Palace Fri). ZoS Sat and 21st Sat polled okay too.

Best Alternative Night: Switch, Saturday @ Caseys
Switch rose above the pack ahead of the now closed Goo Thurs at Metro. Brown Alley’s Thurs picked up third.

Best Sunday Night:
Star Bar with Slumberyard
Star romped it in to remain undefeated. Heat was a clear 2nd, with Geebung jumping up the chart. Motel, Depot and Mercury deserve mentions.

Best Monday Night: Mercury Lounge Ugly’s Overtime with Adam12
Mercury Lounge home quite comfortably ahead of KGB in Knox! Bobby’s has been closed for two years, but still came third! Seamus McPeakes and Heat made up the numbers.

Best Tuesday Night: Casey’s/Cheers Toss the Boss
Casey’s won this easily over Room, with Berwick Inn coming a strong third.

Best Wednesday Night: The Edgy (Mentone Hotel)
The Edgy led home Frost Bites and Wild Bills (now closed). Arcadia picked up late votes.

Best Thursday Night: The Wheelers
Gee, this was tight. The Wheelers just pipped the Pool Room. Seven came in 3rd ahead of Billboards.

Best Friday Night: Furnace with Adam12
Furnace smashed them. Frost Bites was 2nd, with Dakota (23 Past) moving into 3rd. Billboards was in the votes too.

Best Saturday Night: Twister @ The Palace
Twister was well challenged by Billboards and Blitz, but was home safe. Dale & Danny’s, Dakota (Pean) and Prince polled strongly too.

Classiest Night:
Four way dead heat
No clear winner. Boutique’s Sat and Thu, Star’s Sun, and Billboards Sat had equal support.

Best Looking Crowd: Thursday @ Seven
Seven’s Thu just scraped home ahead of Billboard’s Sat. Blitz’s and Prince’s Sats were close, and Star Bar’s Sun was up there.

Best Place to Pick Up: Twister, Saturday @ The Palace
Twister won this strongly. Blitz Sat was a clear 2nd. Furnace Fri, Billboard Sat and Caseys Tue were competitive.

Best New Coverband:
23 Past
This was a landslide. 23 Past won by a mile. Nobody else was close.

Most Improved Coverband: Play-Doh
Play-Doh have come a long way over the past year and you recognised it. 23 Past, Metrik and Huge were up there too, with industry legends Adam12 and Crazy Haus still getting better.

Best Coverband Website: Adam12
Adam12 took this one too. 23 Past came in a good 2nd, ahead of Crazy Haus, Pean and Metrik.

Best Venue Website:
Frost Bites!
We’re modest, so we took the site we made for Dakota out. Frost Bites won comfortably. Not many others polled well. Seven and Blue did okay.

Best DJ: Draw: Scotty E v Scott G
Heaps more votes this year and Scotty Erdos (Wheelers, Spy) and Scott Gardner (Blitz and Level 1) couldn’t be separated. Matty G, Paul Bell, John Course and Grant Smillie also polled strongly.

Best Bartender: Dan @ Blitz
Heaps of nominations here, but Dan had the most by a long way. Michelle at Dakota came in second. Others with multiple votes were Kendall @ Dakota, Candy @ The Wheelers, Casey @ Furnace, Emma @ Dakota, Leanne @ Star and Bec @ Twister.

Best Bouncer: George @ The Wheelers
George @ The Wheelers won this by a good margin. He had competition from Andy @ Billboards and Adam @ Level 1. Ky @ Frost Bites and Matty @ Blitz polled well too.

Best End of Night Snack: Carlo’s Hotdogs @ Blitz
I’m not sure if he’s still there but Carlo took it again. Mulgrave Maccas came in a close 2nd, with Vics in Frankston, Doveton Maccas and Elsternwick Maccas polling well.

There wasn’t enough votes in the suggest a category area, but we’ll take those up some suggestions next time. Daniel from Adam12 will be hoping we include best band member.


Congratulations to our winners. Twister will be celebrating! They cleaned up for the second time (two for two). Billboards, Furnace, Dale & Danny’s, Dakota, The Wheelers, Seven and Blitz had big rises up the Moose charts. Adam12 and 23 Past cleaned up the band awards.

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