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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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Smashing the guitars at Hard Rock Cafe Sydney opening - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Smashing the guitars at Hard Rock Cafe Sydney opening

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Smashing the guitars at Hard Rock Cafe Sydney opening - Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Smashing the guitars at Hard Rock Cafe Sydney opening

Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Mike Goldman interviewing Matt Sorum - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Mike Goldman interviewing Matt Sorum

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Mike Goldman interviewing Matt Sorum - Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Mike Goldman interviewing Matt Sorum

Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns'n'Roses) on the drums - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns'n'Roses) on the drums

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Hamish Dodds President and CEO of Hard Rock Cafe joined in on smashing guitars - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Hamish Dodds President and CEO of Hard Rock Cafe joined in on smashing guitars

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Bree Amer and Mike Goldman - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Bree Amer and Mike Goldman

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Steve Clayton, Danny Clayton, Michelle Purves - Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Steve Clayton, Danny Clayton, Michelle Purves

Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Rob Orme, Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc), Carolyn Koens - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Rob Orme, Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc), Carolyn Koens

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Pre smashed guitars x 2 - Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Pre smashed guitars x 2

Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Nicole Rossetto, Amy Morris, Eliot Donovan, Krystle-lee Mackie, Troy Thompson - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Nicole Rossetto, Amy Morris, Eliot Donovan, Krystle-lee Mackie, Troy Thompson

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Murray Sheridan and Peter Northcote - Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Murray Sheridan and Peter Northcote

Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Mathew Gilliland, Tori Darke, Natalie Jordan - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Mathew Gilliland, Tori Darke, Natalie Jordan

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Louise Alexandrou, Daniel Nicolas, Jonda Bobka - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Louise Alexandrou, Daniel Nicolas, Jonda Bobka

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

John Comet, Dario Bortolin, Karla Bortolin, Jamel Boukabou - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

John Comet, Dario Bortolin, Karla Bortolin, Jamel Boukabou

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

James Gorman and Melanie Champion - Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

James Gorman and Melanie Champion

Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Hard Rock Cafe rockers - Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Hard Rock Cafe rockers

Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Hard Rock Cafe Sydney bar - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Hard Rock Cafe Sydney bar

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Enjoying the band - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Enjoying the band

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Doc Neeson in the foreground watching the band - Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Doc Neeson in the foreground watching the band

Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Amy Morris and Krystle-lee Mackie - V8 Supercars Chickette Finalists - Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Amy Morris and Krystle-lee Mackie - V8 Supercars Chickette Finalists

Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Danny Clayton and Michelle Purves - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Danny Clayton and Michelle Purves

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Alex Dickson of Twisted Liquid setting the bar alight - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Alex Dickson of Twisted Liquid setting the bar alight

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Hard Rock Cafe revellers - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Hard Rock Cafe revellers

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Glenn A Baker and Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup (The Angles) - Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Glenn A Baker and Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup (The Angles)

Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Luciano Tesoriero and Yasmin Kassim - Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Luciano Tesoriero and Yasmin Kassim

Hard Rock Café Sydney launch party

Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns'n'Roses) on the drums - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns'n'Roses) on the drums

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Peter Cliffton (founder of Hard Rock Cafe) and David Rich (owner Hard Rock Cafe Sydney) - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Peter Cliffton (founder of Hard Rock Cafe) and David Rich (owner Hard Rock Cafe Sydney)

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Sarah McLeod from Screaming Bikini - Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Sarah McLeod from Screaming Bikini

Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Smashing the guitars at Hard Rock Cafe Sydney opening - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Smashing the guitars at Hard Rock Cafe Sydney opening

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Stan Walker - Australian Idol winner 2009 - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

Stan Walker - Australian Idol winner 2009

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney opening party

The Rockettes - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

The Rockettes

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour Sydney launch party

Twisted Liquid setting the bar on fire - Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Twisted Liquid setting the bar on fire

Hard Rock Café Darling Harbour opening night

Matt Sorum - Velvet Revolver - formally Guns'n'Roses - Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

Matt Sorum - Velvet Revolver - formally Guns'n'Roses

Hard Rock Café Sydney opening

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