Patronage of the HALEKULANI Bowling Club, has in the past attracted persons of mature age in the main, and mature age memberships will continue to assist the club in its operations, while the elderly continue to retire in the area.
However, it seems the HALEKULANI Bowlo is intent on self destruction, and without the help of the present downturn in club finances; due to the excessive pokie tax imposed by our state Govt.
Mainly on a Friday evening, patronage is sometimes that poor in the entertainment (dance) area, that ten fingers are enough to count the audience.
There are many excuses for this sort of occurrence offered by the club management, but none that add up.
The main reason for this phenomenon is the reappearance of bands or artiste's who fail to impress their audiences time after time, so the punters become really pissed off and trot off to Doylo Rissole or the Budgie roundball Club, so at the the end of the nights booze up they spend more on the plonk as these clubs Who charge like wounded bulls compared to the HALEKULANI but, they go home having enjoyed their evening out.
Last nights entertainment,30-4-05 was a classic example the band "Well Swung" has performed here before; four or five times at least but their attendance figures are falling and most people brave enough to risk deafness in later years were younger loonies oblivious to the dangers who were mainly band followers. The noise factor was so intense that most punters were seated far away from the band as possible. the brash mind bending inane deafening crap spewed out left about twenty per cent of the original audience in attendance at around 10-30 pm. The band would be more suited to a Potfest venue in a Bogville rural paddock. I,like many other members, will not watch bilge like this.
Members on line: Watch this post for crap entertainment to be avoided occasionally.