Oct 13

Rosemount Relaunch 180908

Category: Live Photography

The Dirty Secrets
The Dirty Secrets, Rosemount

The Rosemount Hotel is an institution in Perth, and for good reason. Not only a premier live music venue (voted Best Venue in this year’s WAMI Awards, if I’m not mistaken), it’s also the perfect pub when you’re after a few quiet drinks with mates. The Rosie had been getting renovated slowly over the last few years, and while many other city pubs had shed their homely roots and were targeting the sorts of people who wore oversized sunnies and popped collars, the Rosemount stayed faithful and probably gained more regular patrons because of it. The gigantic beer garden is the big drawcard in summer. Sunshine, green grass, deckchairs and beer…what more could anyone ask for? The cosy interior is just as inviting when the weather’s not as nice. Warm colours throughout, fake fireplace with a toasty heater installed, and a scattered bunch of mis-matched op-shop couches. Seriously, how can anyone not love this place?

Apparently it’s an impossible notion, considering the amount of people who turned out for the Rosemount’s grand relaunch in September. Even more impressive, considering it was a school night.

Streetlight
Streetlight, Rosemount

A whole swag of bands turned up for the party, including Streetlight, Boys Boys Boys, The Dirty Secrets, and Abbe May & The┬áRockin Pneumonia. Myself, still being on ‘the break’, was lured there by the offer of free drinks for the media contingent. I’m only human, after all. Took Shaun┬áalong with me to give him a bit of an initiation into the world of music photography, so I’m hoping he learnt a thing or two. I’m a pretty rubbish teacher, mainly for the fact I don’t really know WHY I do what I do, I just know that it works so I do it. Technique is about 5% of my thought process (as you can probably tell *boom TISH*).

Anyway, was an excellent night of excellent bands and hospitality. Nothing too much to report on the lighting setup, standard Rosemount, though perhaps a touch darker than usual. And lots of smoke.

Streetlight
Streetlight, Rosemount

Streetlight
Streetlight, Rosemount

Streetlight
Streetlight, Rosemount

Streetlight
Streetlight, Rosemount

The Dirty Secrets
The Dirty Secrets, Rosemount

The Dirty Secrets
The Dirty Secrets, Rosemount

The Dirty Secrets
Dirty Secrets, Rosemount

Abbe May
Abbe May, Rosemount

Abbe May
Abbe May, Rosemount

Abbe May
Abbe May, Rosemount

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  1. Anthony October 13th, 2008 9:09 pm

    I think the best part of the night was when I won the scooter, but I think you and Shaun had left early!

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