Ah, the Eighties… A time of big fashions (remember shoulder pads?) and even bigger hair; warped song lyrics and wanky concept videos; of success and excess; flamboyant personalities and fabulous parties; all culminating in a blur of acid house, economic recession, and exaggerated irony.
Through the better part of that decade, one icon that stood out brightly on the club circuit was The Red Parrot. It was where creative folk would congregate to drink, talk shop, gossip, swap style tips, bitch, dance, and generally escape from the mundanity of modern life.
The soundtrack was as diverse and colourful as the characters who populated the Parrot’s dance floor – from The Clash to The Cure, Simple Minds to The Smiths, New Order to the best of the New Romantics.
Having celebrated its first reunion last year with astounding success, The Red Parrot is set to reminisce again with their second reunion, dubbed RPR2, at The Astor in Mount Lawley on June 14.
As well as a swag of great tunes from DJs tipping their turntable needles to the past for much of the night’s music agenda, there’ll be live performances from the likes of The Waltons, Love Pump, Holy Rollers, Greenhouse Effect and The Jackals – all proving they’ve still got that that spark first set alight in the Parrot’s earlier days.
It’s sure to be a fabulous night out, so for those who’ve been there and done that, and want to do it all over again, and their friends who might like to check out just how cool a vibe clubbing possessed back then, get your tickets now.
The Red Parrot Reunion 2 (RPR2) is on at The Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley on Saturday 14 June. Check out their Facebook page for more information (RedParrotEvents) or get your tickets through www.liveattheastor.com.au orwww.showticketing.com.au.