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.


Anonymous said…
true true true. But then members dont always return to there club ..its sad to see small numbers of should attend a think tank on this problem
Anonymous said…
its sad to see the decline in club memberships-us club workers are losing our jobs because of smoking regulations and we cant afford top class entertainers all the time.
Anonymous said…
Its a win some lose some situation...myself an many friends have multiple club membership and we mostly go where the good music is,I think bands who provide a mixture of r&r, ballads and stuff like the Stones Beatles and similar. I do agree heavy metal has its place but hardly in a confined area where you cant escape even to hold a conversation.
In my opinion the band you mentioned would provide great entertainment in the right place for the right people, meaning not wrinklies
Vest said…
I will not be going to the Halekulani B/C Tonight, but will have comment provided by person who will be going. Tomorrow, Sat 7th may, I reccomend the Fab 3, at the Budgewoi Soccer Club.
Vest said…
I and er indoors were coerced into going to the Halekulani bowlo on Frid 6 May. Surprise surprise good 3pce group pleasing sounds, well attired and attractive, more people 'band followers'. I hope we will see more of them, 'TONGUE IN CHEEK' I'll give them 8 out of 10.
note; It does help a performers image when they are well dressed and don't appear on stage wearing daggy clothing.
Anonymous said…
I think I know who you are--I will confront you next friday at the club--you hunk.
Vest said…
Liz. Next Friday is May 13th, not so lucky for some. Incidently I will not be at the Halekulani bowlo that day, This may help you if you have made a mistake.
Anonymous said…
Well Vest, you are quite right, Friday the 13th can be quite unlucky. Unlike Saturday the 14th when I had the pleasure of your company for the majority of the latter part of the evening until the wee hours of Sunday the 15th May. The Halekulani had a great atmosphere and my evening spent there with you certainly did not disappoint. Great music, wine and conversation. I look forward to our next rendezvous in the not to distant future. As the french say, jusqu'à la fois suivante :)
Vest said…
msbehavin.I Cannot remember too clearly what happened, I still have the NIKSKCID in my jacket pocket. However it is pleasing to know that I projected some form of erotic enjoyment in your direction that completed a happy evening for us both, you French birds are real sausage sizzlers. Get back to me for a re run.
Vest said…
The Halekulani Budgewoi bowlo entertainment has improved recently, especially on Sat 14-May from the little I can remember.
Good entertainment Frid 13 May, band (AM 2 PM) get an eight.five, as do (AFTER PARTY) with the same score, Sat 14-May.
Vest said…
The Halekulani Bowling Club Frid 20 May, "Checkered Edge" AN EIGHT.
Sat 21 May "The Mighty Belvederes", a bit noisy but will give them an EIGHT out of ten too.
Anonymous said…
love your blog site vest..shall visit your club in the near future..our club in the sticks is dead compared with yours..continue having fun
Vest said…
Hi dave , I presume you are the guy who wrote the first naughty limerick on my post last month, you are up bright and early today, likewise myself I had to make a quick dash to the dunny earlier on in my nicks; enough to freeze a pawnbrokers sign here in Iowegdub.
Halekulani Bowlo:
'Rollergirl' Frid May 27, good stuff and a nine score.
'The Twist Tops' Sat May 28, attracted a large crowd of band following middle aged Bimbos and their sweat drenched water and free coffee drinking partners(does this help the club finances? I think not)
The band gets a nine, for those who like that stuff, not noisy but to lots of absent regular club members the constant beat which prevailed 95% of the time; produced a entertainment value of a Six point Five score. The drummer was in Cruise mode.
Vest said…
Good stuff,Frid May 3 "BROWN SUGA" very proffessional.. well dressed..ave age about 30 maybe...Music -Something for everyone... Please come back.You get a 'Ten'.
Sat May 4. The Digger Revelle Show.
Band 8.5, DR a 8.
Vest said…
Advice for all members of Hale Bowlo, Should you find it essential to visit the club on the 10th of May for reasons other than to be inflicted with permanent brain damage by the tin pot screaming twits "Well Swung", be well advised to take ear plugs, for those already deaf remove your hearing aids. Many regulars will give Smell Dung a miss. Go away W S, you won't be missed.
Vest said…
Dont forget unless you'r a loony, give well swung a miss.
Me and er indoors will most likely turn up Sat; and Sunday due to the so called Queens Birthday Monday 13th June, when Good Queen Bess of Oz will be; 79years-7weeks &3days old.
Sounds like the song in Alice in wonderland, "A VERY HAPPY UN BIRTHDAY TO YOU".
Fact: Aprox-56,000 Aussies born on the 21st of April; will share the Queens UN Birthday, unless you are excused boots like poor little Royal piker Harry, betcher he'll be in civvy street just as quick as his Bi sibling who just could not hack being a tough marine.
Anonymous said…
see U Sat, back in town dave
Vest said…
WELL WELL WELL. That 'Well Swung' mob were replaced on Friday 10 June.
Was it the power of this blog or what.
Their replacement was 'After party 'Whom I gave an Eight point five.
Vest said…
Did not check out the Sat May 11 gig at the Halekulani, I had a preview of Whiskey River playing at the Budgewoi Soccer club who get a nine and Sun May 11 AERO a 7.5, it helps when you play solo to change out of your work clothes.
presentation is every thing.
Vest said…
Apoligies for the mistakes( May instead of June)in future more care will be taken.
Friday June 17. 'Jam' ordinary tryers," try smiling more" probably will improve, should dress better.
Saturday June 18, 'Whiskey River' C W band, good performers; well dressed, should play more C W or less other music.
Club cocked up by not using the dance floor extension to accommodate the full house and further stuffed up by using part of the dance floor for a chair stowage, Not good enough Halekulani staff, the crowd was halved by 1030 pm. 'Whiskey River' get a Nine.
Vest said…
Friday May 24: 'Caught in the act'good duo, good easy going. A nine. pity the place was empty, 16 people at 1130 pm.
Sat May 25: 3/4 full with mostly out of towners(aged boppers)same drumbeat,A reluctant nine by me, some people enjoyed them.
Those bloody chairs stacked on the dance floor again Fri & Sat. On Sat I had to move three times during the evening to avoid filthy stinking smokers. It is obvious management are not coping with the litter laws re cigarette butts strewn around the front steps of the club. Answer make it a non smoking area.
Vest said…
Frid July 1st. 'Leisure Noise' Tryers deserve a 7-1/2.
Sat July 2nd. Oscar & The Kamis. Crowd pleasers. 9-1/2.
Vest said…
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Vest said…
July 8 Friday, "HUMDINGER' well presented; not spectacular but easy to hop around the dance floor to, I'll give them an 8.
At 9:30 pm 23 people, at 11pm only 9, at 1140 only myself and my wife.
The chairs are still on the dance floor.
Tonight; July 9 Sat, "AFTER PARTY". Should be good if the fans turn up. I gave them an Eight for their last performance.
I was reminded by a Halekulani bowlo Staffer; a middle-aged Bimbo type, that, I was only forming the opinion of an aged person, the average punter age last night would be over 60.
Many people have already explained, they will give "well swung" a miss on July 22, maybe the bang-clang younger Smoking loonies who happened along before may decide to give it a miss. If you are a patron on that night and already deaf and a non smoker too, it may be fun to watch the muted body linguistics.
Anonymous said…
Hi vest, Iv'e been following this blog and it is a good reminder about whats good and whats not, keep it going. I am not fazed by (Well Swung)and i'm a young one.
Anonymous said…
good post mate. loved the band last night sat 16 july the t/jays. i dont go to the hale bowls club much, i reckon a lot of the management blokes are a bit pushy and up themselves and the tart in the change and keno office- rude by jeeze she is - dont no how to say thank you, ugly too,i dont like those bouncers too- big barstads arnt they- i am not going next friday for those well swung mob just a load of assholes, see ya mate
Vest said…
Thank you Gordon for your comment, your complaints are noted.
There are other staff members other than middle management who need their noddles adjusted, particularly one who probably had the wrong head removed from his shoulders in Van Diemans land. Also there is not a shortage of dick heads among the patrons.
Note; 2 cans of Coke plus two Whiskies at the Halekulani cost $9-50, the same drinks at Doylo, Norah head, Soccer C, Toukley Rsl, Wyong RL, Wyong bowls and Wallarah Bay, cost between $10-30 and $11-20, at the Hale you can save as an indiviual for examp, $3-00 one
night, or $6-00 two nights per week or $312-00 per year, if you are a read pisshead the savings are enormous, ave a good day see you at the Halekulani.
Vest said…
Halekulani bowls club.
Friday July 15 , "Roller Girl" Really great, All goodness, A Big Nine.

Saturday July 16(my birthday)
"The Fabulous Tee Jays" A Big Nine plus.

Dont forget it's LOONEY night Frid July 22 with well swung, I shall not be there.
Vest said…
Correction, Halekulani drinks should read, $8-50, so there is more incentive to get pissed at the Hale.
Anonymous said…
* voix enrouée * joyeux anniversaire, joyeux anniversaire, cher!!!!!!!!! sexy de Vesty de joyeux anniversaire Joyeux anniversaire. Désolé il est tard mais la pensée était là. Je voudrais évaluer des 9,5 du Kami sur leur exécution au HBC le 9 juillet. Ils sont une grande bande et quoique la majeure partie des assistances soit family/friends elles sont de grands amuseurs. De nouveau je dois vous remercier de votre compagnie merveilleuse qui a fait à la nuit une occasion très mémorable.

P.S. Observez hors de vous l'Anglais, lie de Brett est sur le feu! hahaha
Vest said…
Thank you Mandy (Misbehaving)for the birthday wishes, Your French is becoming worse than mine, yes I did have an enjoyable time Sat 16 July, and I am pleased you enjoyed your evening Sat 2 July, To say the least, your company was enjoyable, By the way there are cobwebs on your Boudoir ceiling!!
Anonymous said…
It sounds like you have been getting your leg over Vesty, I am 48 and not bad looking and hungry too, I think I know who you are, if I'm right I spoke to you about three weeks back in the soccer club, x.
Vest said…
Halekulani Bowling Club.
Fri July 22. well swung', get lost no comment.
Sat July 23 'Spruce Goose' not bad, gave them a 8.5.

LIZ r. in reply to your suggestive remarks. #@!*^#)#^% *&($%@#@#^%$# F&^%&^$)(*@#%$O#FF.
Vest said…
2 botts c/cola plus two whiskies a hefty $13-30, robbing basratds, compared to Halekulani's $8-50.
Vest said…
Friday July 29. No info available.

Saturday July 30, Every one's Favourite band, The 'FAB FOUR' The Australian answer to the Beatles.
Great Music and personal presentation, like or lump it I shall give them a Huge 'TEN'.
To the management of the 'Hale',
Bring back the Fab Four more often.
Vest said…
Friday Aug 5, 'Leisure Noise'.I waited 30 mins during their nine pm break, then left with the families & u/18s, only seven people in audience at 9-35pm, not well presented, poor entertainment value,bring them back if you want to go broke.
Satuday Aug 6, 'The Three B's', Top class entertainment,'A Ten'.
Vest said…
Friday Aug 5, 'Leisure Noise'.I waited 30 mins during their nine pm break, then left with the families & u/18s, only seven people in audience at 9-35pm, not well presented, poor entertainment value,bring them back if you want to go broke.
Satuday Aug 6, 'The Three B's', Top class entertainment,'A Ten'.
Vest said…
Those people who ordered the John Leonard Spencer' Best Seller' "WAVING GOODBYE TO A THOUSAND FLIES" recently, should get them by Tues Aug 16, I received a further 250 copies today from my publisher in Canada. I shall have another 250 or more for xmas sales soon.
Available now for Aus/$26-00 includes post & packing.
Cheque/m/order To L.J.Bowyer, PO BOX 250, Budgewoi, NSW 2262 Australia.
Vest said…
Unavailable for Friday 12 Aug, early night so to attend the WW2 Vets march in Sydney; 0900 Sat, very cold.
Saturday 13th Aug,'Paul Robert Burton and the Shuffle'Different- fairly good- They get a NINE out of ten.
Vest said…
Friday Aug 19, 'Two of Hearts', Duo, good stuff easy beat type music, good vocals, good presentation. 9 out of ten.come back again rating.
Music was in the lounge, so as to accommodate the the sexual orientated romps to music produced by a male review in the auditorium, which flopped with aprox 100 in attendance.
The music in the lounge was spoilt by the loud mouthed loonies yelling and screaming while watching the Thugby league brain dead over weight morons efforts to produce yet more Q/Ps travelling as human cabbages in wheelchairs.
Vest said…
Sat-Aug-20 Halekulani Bowling Club.
The five piece band was not the band promulgated, but a heavy metal mob, 'Grand Theft Audio', their ear piercing 'Clang Bang' required one ear to be plugged to remain sane.
There was a lot of discontent shown by a non member of our club, who was a complete pain in the ass, the duty manager did his best to calm down this dick head.
This asshole 'A good Catholic married man' who had previously cracked a joke about a blow job and mentioned the 'S' word, became annoyed and pious on hearing the 'F' word mentioned by a person on our table in earshot of his lady friend, to which he received an apoligy.
This unctious married asshole who had booked in to a local motel; after a overnight romp in the sack. will no doubt be belting out "Hail Mary's" a-plenty to-day Sunday.
One thing is certain, I shall not be joining this blatant Hypocrite at his table again.
The duty manager gets a'TEN'
The Band an 'Eight'
The Asshole a 'ZERO'.
Vest said…
Friday Aug 26.'Roller Girl' Quite good even without the female voc,8.5.
Sat Aug 27.'High school Reunion' Ok, ordinary. Just an 'eight'

Sunday Aug 28. ENGLAND WON - Australia didn't, hah hah hah.

Na na Nana Na, Na na Nana na.
Anonymous said…
Hi Vest good to see you once again at the house of windsor all is well on the grand progeny front alas still only one heir to the throne of vest. 7/1

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