Bouncer

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Concert at the Golden Bear brewery on Friday night.

More people than you could shake a stick out, heaps of out-of-towners.

Take a character (who normally drinks at the slightly less salubrious “Swell” bar on Mapua wharf), give him a free t-shirt, all the beer he can drink and tell him to ask people (nicely) not to venture beyond the limits defined by this sign

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Which he does with remarkable retraint and decorum

All down to stupid licensing laws, of course.

The Tasman District Council has developed the (very flash) Shed 4 retail complex and renamed the wharf area the “Mapua Precinct” with petty rules and the usual excessive signage.

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So if I can take my fish and chips to the Golden Bear brewery, why can’t I take my beer to the Nature Smoke fish and chip takeaway…?

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3 Responses to Bouncer

  1. Good name for a brewery.

  2. Kate says:

    A concert with no beer!!?? Blasphemy. How do they feel about pot?

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