THE closing of the North Perth KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken for the old-timers) sparked an unofficial rave in the carpark to see off the grease hut with a few chicken dances. Organisers Get Weird, an incomprehensible organisation hosting quasi-monthly parties “for cool kids and people that like to rave in bathrooms,” sent the word out but the idea nearly proved too popular.
A thousand people announced on Facebook they’d be heading along and the organisers—feeling a bit chicken—were on the verge of canning the whole thing. However, the allure of the Fitzgerald Street carpark was too strong and the show went ahead. With the rave a big hit, one attendee suggested the next gig be held at “any remaining Blockbusters”.