Fun par­ties ring in new year

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Ali­cia Per­era

Pil­bara residents let their hair down and wel­comed the start of 2017 in style at the wide va­ri­ety of New Year’s Eve events at venues across the re­gion.

At Kar­ratha’s Tam­brey Tav­ern, the New Year’s Eve White Party was back for a sec­ond year in what owner Danny Blazeski said he hoped would be­come an an­nual tra­di­tion.

He said the event had drawn a big but well-be­haved crowd that was dou­ble the size of last year’s and it had been good to see most guests dress­ing to the white theme.

The tav­ern’s for­mer res­i­dent DJ who is now based in Melbourne, DJ OH, flew in to per­form on the night and en­ter­tained the crowd from a stage in the beer gar­den, while chef-se­lected street food was served un­til 11pm.

“The crowd was ab­so­lutely pump­ing, every­one en­joyed them­selves,” Mr Blazeski said of the night. $1000 door prize pack­ages were also drawn for one man and one woman on the night.

Blanche Bar’s hosted a quirky I Shouldn’t Be Here Party where guests wore any­thing they would never usu­ally wear to a bar.

Owner Bart Par­sons said the about 150 at­ten­dees did not dis­ap­point, dress­ing up in ev­ery­thing from po­lice uni­forms to Hawai­ian shirts and face paint.

“It was hard to pick a win­ner but we did give out three vouch­ers (for the best-dressed) on the night,” he said. Guests were also treated to a three-course meal and drinks and mu­sic from DJ Knew.

Mr Par­sons praised the crowd for be­ing well-be­haved and said it had made for a “sen­sa­tional” night.

In Ex­mouth, the Pot­shot Ho­tel held the main New Year’s Eve party and this year opted for some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent with a Greek mythol­ogy-theme.

Pot­shot Ho­tel man­ager Jess Bol­lard said the theme had been the re­sult of com­mu­nity re­quest and while not every­one dressed the part, she was glad to see a lot of the 300-strong crowd em­brace it. “There were a fair few peo­ple dressed up,” she said. “Some of the guys came as glad­i­a­tors. I think there were prob­a­bly more guys dressed up than girls.”

En­try was free and Kar­ratha-based DJ Gig­gaboyz pro­vided live mu­sic.

Ms Bol­lard said it had been a suc­cess­ful event all round.

“It was a lot busier than I ex­pected, so I was glad every­one was well be­haved and made it such a good night,” she said.

Pic­ture: Marg Bertling, Pil­bara Site Pics

Clair Kiely, He­lena Netscher, Tar­quin White and Re­becca Laing at Blanche Bar's I Shouldn't Be Here Party.

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