August 16, 2003


To hell with Brisbane’s Cavalcade of Commies. The really big news in Queensland this weekend is Jake Fest ‘03.

It’s happening tonight at The Drink nightclub in Surfers Paradise (address and enticing description listed here). If you’re anywhere in the area, Jake says: SHOW UP! He’ll be on the door, upstairs at the VIP room (of course). About 300 or so people have been invited. Jake may allow a few more in to share the fun.

Something I only learned yesterday, when Jake called: prompted by the $1400 raised for Jake Fest by readers of this site, the night club is throwing in another thousand, as is Sea FM, for whom Jake has been doing some radio work. Add that to donations from All Coast Employees Society Inc., in Broadbeach, and we’re looking at some serious mayhem.

The timing couldn’t be better. Celebrate the arrest of Ham Ball or Pork Cube or whatever his name is. And celebrate Jake!

Posted by Tim Blair at August 16, 2003 01:48 AM

My timing may be off, what with time zones and all, but tonight I'll be lifting one to Jake.

Here's to you, Mate!

Posted by: Ernie G at August 16, 2003 at 02:06 AM

Dman, and I let my passport expire. Oh well, I couldn't get there until the morning of the 17th anyway. Nonetheless, I will be raidsing a glass in honor of Jake tonight and tomorrow and theday after that...

Posted by: charles austin at August 16, 2003 at 02:35 AM

Hey Jake - Every sensible person in the USA will be there with you in spirit. Slam a few VB's for all of your fans here. Thanks for the inspiration!

Posted by: swassociates at August 16, 2003 at 04:31 AM

It's because of Jake that I will get drunk tonight. Well, no, that's not really true. I would be getting drunk anyway. But I'll pretend he's there and cheers his pretend glass for being such a great guy. Yeah, that should do it.

Good for you Jake.

Posted by: D at August 16, 2003 at 05:53 AM

Thou never more shalt hear Imam...

I would have gone to Qld for this, and not just because their weather, unlike Adelaide's, is like Paris in August (without the BO). Unfortunately Tim didn't give us proper notice...lazy bastard....a Fatwa upon him!

I am going to go to my local AFL match Saturday evening and I propose to drink at least 5 pints for Jake (and I suppose, in that case, I'm with him in spirit). To Jake, I can only say "I only wish we could have met; you inspired us all", and "give the bastards hell!".

and...for the last time...Allah Ta'ala knows best!

This is Imam, signing off...

Posted by: Imam at August 16, 2003 at 06:27 AM

Yowza! Is it too late to relocate to Bad Girls?

Posted by: hbchrist at August 16, 2003 at 10:41 AM

Well, I've probably missed it by now (it's 1106pm Central Standard Time zone). Still, hope you have/had a great time! You done good, mate.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 16, 2003 at 03:06 PM

Just wish I could be there Jake, have a good night, you know we're all behind you.

Posted by: Jake D at August 16, 2003 at 03:13 PM

I would have considered rocking up if I wasn't so damned ill. At any rate, I know one hell of a party is going on just up the road from me...

Posted by: Marty at August 16, 2003 at 08:18 PM

Enjoy the Bundy as well lads. I'm feeling particularly foul myself but will try to toast you all in Bundy tomorrow...

Posted by: Scott Wickstein at August 17, 2003 at 01:30 AM

Oh, my head hurts...

Posted by: charles austin at August 17, 2003 at 03:21 AM

... as the Jakarta Marriott Hotel bomber said as he headed up to the fifth floor.

Posted by: pooh at August 18, 2003 at 04:43 PM