Sunday, 14 March 2010

Photos, video, sound from Quensland Locked Out rally against 2am Brisbane closing times @qldlockedout

Last Thursday, 11 March 2010, I went to Parliament House to see the Queensland Locked Out rally. The rally was protesting proposed plans to close all Brisbane clubs, pubs, bars and so on at 2am.





Click "play" to hear 4 of the speakers from the rally. The first track is an edited report mixing excerpts from the 4 speeches with chanting, trumpet playing, singing of the national anthem and so on. The next 4 tracks are full version of each of the speeches I recorded.

The speakers I recorded were:

Amy Britten of Aim Strategies speaks at the Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311

Amy Britten of Aim Strategies. She said that the proposed 2am shutdown will damage young entrepreneurs, and local culture.


Jeremy Iliev, local DJ and Producer speaks at the Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311

Jeremy Iliev, a local DJ and producer - (Facebook). He said that the proposed 2am shutdown would destroy his dream to become a top DJ, and also hurt people like bartenders, security guards and glass collectors who make a living working in bars and clubs where locals perform.


Jo Nilson of the band 'Butcher Birds' speaks at Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311

Joanna Nilson, musician with local band "Butcher Birds" and board member of 4ZZZ-FM. She said that the proposed 2am shutdown would damage local music labels, and musicians who would no longer have places to hone their skills.

Nick Braban, owner of Bar Soma, who spoke at Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311

Nick Braban, owner of Bar Soma. He blamed problems with violence on judges who refused to properly punish people who "want to drink Bundy Rum all night and punch each other in the face".

Darren Skaar plays trumpet at the Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311

The trumpet playing on the report is by Darren Skaar, who is accompanying beatboxer DJ Cutloose in this short vid:




DJ Cutloose at the Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311

DJ Cutloose


Attendees at Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311-7


Attendees at Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311-11


Attendee at Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311-10


Crowd at about 4.15pm at the Queensland Locked Out Rally, Parliament House, George and Alice Sts Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia 100311

To see all 41 photos from the rally, click here to see the set on Flickr.

2 comments:

fatpizzaman said...

Why the hell do people see the need to stay out after 3am in the morning for heaven's sake? There are two words that both entertainment venues and the public alike need to understand: "balance" and "responsibility". I am not a wowser or killjoy myself, but there are more things that people can do on a Sunday morning than just veging out in bed. I heard Angry Anderson's interview on 612-ABC Brisbane about the lockouts and whilst I am not a major fan of him, I was inclined to agree with what he's said.
What we don't need is to become "the city that never sleeps" - it's screwed up America, and we don't need it here. If we are supposed to be more environmentally aware and conscious, imposing shorter trading hours on commercial venues will be an environmental boon, not a disaster that so many of these trendies are whinging and crying about. Put the planet and your livers first, not irresponsibile behaviour.

David J said...

You don't seem to have listened to the speeches I recorded, where speakers say that the proposed shutdown will damage the music business and entertainment industry, incuding the venues that are specifically set up to NOT be drinking pits.

I also reject the idea that people shoud be forced to go home early for the good of the planet. It seems that this idea would be popular amongst the more extreme sort of green-leaning people who really don't like the idea of humans having fun in the way they choose.