Wednesday, December 2, 2015

170 - Piratefest

And now for something a little bit different. If you know me, you know that I like all things theatrical or quirky. And most things metal. And if you've seen the tattoo on my right calf you know I'm also a fan of pirates. So Pirate Metal is pretty high on my list of 'things that are awesome'. Last Tuesday at the Amplifier Bar, Perth's metalheads were treated to a fabulous night of pirate fun and of course I was all over it.
Wollongong band Troldhaugen opened the night with... well... I found their stage show pretty hard to describe actually. Apparently they call themselves 'progressive folk metal' but a couple of our attempts included 'life saving sexy sailor disco metal' and 'mega seizure party metal'. Fun times no matter what you call it.
Next up were Brisbane boys Lagerstein and suddenly the small amplifier stage was full of pirates and rum. And drinking beer out of boots. Because of course. Awesome stage presence and energy all around!
Last but certainly not least, Scottish 'Bacon Powered Pirate Core' band Alestorm were up for an hour and a half of fun that made this little pirate very happy. I hope you're all having a great week so far!


  1. Looks like a loud, happy crowd!

  2. Ah, looks like an "oh so fun" night to me!! Love your captures and thanks for sharing them AND the fun!!

  3. Hard to describe is apt, but terrific shots!

  4. Anyone who can drink a beer out of his boot
    is OK in my book. Great band shots.

  5. Sounds like you had the time of your life!

  6. Wow. This sounds like an event loaded with energy and dramatic visuals. Love the green tones in the last photo.