In a moment of madness in June I said to R, for my birthday in October, buy us tickets to Ash Williams show to see in August at the Butterfly Club, and he did. One of R's customers where he volunteers told R it is a a gay place. Well, I hope it is gay and happy venue. It was not obviously gay at all and nor were the patrons. I am not sure if the same person owns it set it up originally in South Melbourne, but yes, the ownership was gay.
We found a new to us Thai restaurant for an early dinner as the show was at 7pm. It was a bit of a rushed dinner and we would have liked longer to dine. FOMO in Bourke Street was good and we will return. For entre I ordered Son in Law Eggs. Delicious. I think they are fried whole and served with a tamarind sauce. One can't even guess at the name.
The Butterfly club is spread over many floors and spaces and is a total rabbit warren.While I think the original Butterfly Club in South Melbourne was both kitch and bordello, the present version is kitch as. For our pre show drink, R sat in a Victorian gentleman's chair while I sat in 50s modular chair. It is just crazy decoration, with so many ornaments, religious statues, and bits from every period in the twentieth century, along with hand painted murals, signs and so much more.
Ash was funny enough over the hour long performance. He looked good in a tight skinny blue suit. His show was called, I've Been Bad and consisted of true anecdotes about when he has been bad. As used to be said, he is quite easy on the eyes. R told me on the tram on the way home that it is my October birthday done and dusted and I may receive a card on the day.