Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party photos and story; MiSociety
6 December 2011
Hard Rock Cafe Darling Harbour Sydney ‘Smashing’ Opening Party
Hard Rock Cafe was officially launched in Darling Harbour Sydney with amongst a flurry of smashed guitars and bands that had the western side of Darling Harbour rocking into the early morning hours.
Rock music fans massed in front of the stage set up outside the sparkling new Hard Rock Café for the public live band performances excitedly waiting for the climax – the VIP Hard Rock Guitar Smash, now a staple for Hard Rock Cafe launches around the world. MiSociety, along with other members of the press corps, had to conjure the agility of a Mick Jagger to avoid bits of flying guitar hurtling in all directions, but, still have to say it was loads more fun than the old Champagne bottle against the hull routine.
Mike Goldman of ‘Big Brother’ fame worked his drum sticks off MCing and co-ordinating the dozen celebrity guitar smashers including Matt Sorum (of Velvet Revolver and formerly Guns n Roses) who had only hours before jetted in from Los Angeles. Other smashers included Angry Anderson, Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock Café worldwide, Sarah McLeod from Screaming Bikini and Tori Darke, country music star.
Hard rockers past and present, guests, media and who knows who some of the costumed other were, then amassed upstairs into the Café where the serious live music took hold. Doc Neeson (The Angels), Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo), drummer Matt Sorum (Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver) and guitarist Peter Northcote were amongst the rock legends who took turns at performing their well honed music skills – if only all such concerts could be so up close and personal – fabulous!
Darling Harbour’s Hard Rock Café is huge! As per this brand’s norm the walls are literally crammed with enough rock memorabilia to keep charity auctions going into the next century.
Hard Rock Café Sydney sits on a prominent ‘stage’ at Darling Harbour overlooking the water and the adjacent city skyline. One could spend hours in this huge domain simply gazing at what is around, above and beneath them.
For rock music lovers here’s a site you might like – The hundred greatest guitarists of all time
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