MAX MOOSE Melbourne Review:

Hype

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Mountain View Live
Mountain View
186 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley
Beleive the Hype?

The View is closed.
Max Moose, MaxMoose, Wed Mar 9 18:12:55 2005
has a great atmosphere, good dj and good cover bands, its local, i love happy
hour, the staff are all friendly.
Natalie Scarborough, Boronia, Fri Mar 28 04:20:16 2003
January 22, 2000
NOTE: Pean have long since been replaced by Hype.

Background Info:
Typical Pub from the outside - inside it is just like a club. Lots of seats, nice easy access bar, decent sized dance floor considering its size. Low stage so you can get close to the bands!

People:
From the looks it's pretty local, but it's always hard to tell. Wide range of people, ages, looks etc. If you had to describe a 'type' the largest group would come under 'beachy' but there is a huge mix.

Dress/Nature:
Very relaxed, mostly neat casual. Some people get dressed up but mostly it's relaxed clothing, relaxed atmosphere - very friendly.

Age Range:
Very broad - most within the 18-30 age group but you do see quite a lot older too.

Arrival:
Usually around 11 - not long before the band comes on.

Busy:
Sort of hard to tell because we stayed near the stage from 11 onwards. However, there is rarely a queue at the toilets and rarely a wait at the bar, so although there are heaps of people, it is not overcrowded.

Music:
The music played between the bands is predominantly commercial dance and house. Great if you like the stuff annoying if you don't! They do throw in a few other songs (retro/funk/RnB) but it's mostly the above. Most people seem to like the music though.

Bands:
Tim Henwood acoustic early, which was not my style. Pean - Great, see my review on them.

Other Entertainment:
There are pool tables on the right hand side of the club. The toilets are on the left (it took us a few minutes to find them the first time we went!!)

Prices:
Entry $5 before 11pm (can't remember how much after) or free with ad from paper before 11pm. Usually running a drink promo where something is $4 all night, Red Bulls are about $4.50 and I've not been drinking lately so can't tell you the others. From what I've heard they're reasonable; less than city, standard for suburbs.

General Observations:
We go there because Pean play there and they rock. But it is a nice place, it's close to home, the crowd are great and the setting is nice. If it's a hot night you'll melt but if it's a cooler night then it's not too bad inside!

Jenni Wallace (ICQ: 18847034)