Rockhampton, beef capital of Australia and not a whole lot else!

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Inside the "Social Club"

Tonight we made a stopover in Rockhampton. The tour usually goes to the rodeo but since it was Boxing Day, it was cancelled. Instead we went to the "RockHampton Social Club" which is like a bingo hall / tiny casino / legion hall. It was full of old people and familes having dinner. Then 36 young people showed up and I don't think the normal patrons were very happy. Especially when a few people started having drinking contests. I played Keno and won an astounding $2.50 (the price of my ticket) and some people won a little cash at the slot machines.

We then left when the bar closed and the bus dropped us off in Rocky's hardcore downtown area. I think we counted 5 bars in total. We found a great place that had an open air area on the second level and a patio area up a set of stairs. Even though it was Boxing Day it was still pretty dead so we went looking for another bar with more people. We ended up at a dodgy karaoke bar and had quite a laugh at some of the horrid singers. Unfortuantely there were too many people on the list ahead of us so no one in our group got a chance to sing.

It was difficult but we made the best of the Rocky, the not so happening town in Queensland!

Horus380 says:
looks jam packed :)
Posted on: Jan 15, 2009
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Inside the Social Club
Inside the "Social Club"
Playing Keno
Playing Keno
Inside the social club
Inside the social club
one of the several drinking compet…
one of the several drinking compe…
Me and Dion pretending to be clown…
Me and Dion pretending to be clow…
One of the resting stops of the day
One of the resting stops of the day
Rockhampton
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