Last Friday, we learnt that anyone could be Irish at the Guinness St Patrick’s Day event. And being the type who would work all day long to put out an excellent design-themed issue for you next month, JUICE was happy to go green too.
It was no problem at all locating the venue as we could hear the music the moment we got into the shopping mall. After feasting on some yummy Guinness flavoured goodies and doubling the joy with a much deserved pint of stout, we hooked up with some old friends and chatted about the good ol times when we worked the potato fields together…
Alright. We lied. We did meet up with them although we couldn’t get pass saying hello with the music blasting. Lucky for us, the performers were on form that night. Playing the roles of wandering minstrels were Bittersweet, One Buck Short, Reshmonu and Pop Shuvit who entertained the 3,500 plus crowd throughout the day and night with their rocking and wailing. Although much anticipated Aussie band Skybombers did not fly over as planned, the local boys still saved the day from deafening silence.
Adding to the party atmosphere were some awesomely fun games. The highlight was a mechanical rodeo bull-ride which awaited the brave. Many tried and many failed. We had a good time watching though – ouch! There was also a mock sumo wrestling game where contestants dressed the part in inflatable suits. And what party would be complete without jesters on stilts giving out balloons and hats?
As it got closer to midnight, DJ Desire drew the final curtain with her sexy remixes included an electro-ish rework of The White Stipes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’. We ducked out not long after that to go to the after party at TGIF with our friends.Â All in, we learnt that St Patrick’s Day wasn’t about being Irish… It was about being in good company. J
Guinness St Patrick’s Day united party people of all creeds last Friday 13 March 2009 at 1 Utama. Get a picture of the fun at our gallery. It won’t cost you a pot of gold!