Snap Scene: Outlaw Hard’N’Fast 30th Reunion, Chasers – Friday 5th October

Outlaw HARDʽnʼFAST was one of the most iconic Melbourne club nights which gathered rockers, punks, goths, mods, headbangers, hippies, groovers, drag queens and musicians under one roof. The weekly hard rock night Outlaw HARDʽnʼFAST was a Wednesday night ritual for many from 1988 through to 1998, often attracting more than 1500 to 2000 people through the doors over the course of one night. On Friday 5th October Outlaw HARDʽnʼFAST returned for one night and one helluva party to commemorate its 30th anniversary at its one and only original home, Chasers nightclub at 386 Chapel St, South Yarra.

After a twenty year hiatus, the cult club night remains well loved and will be resurrected to all its original hard rock glory down to the details such as music selections courtesy of Julie Marrington who ran the night. The early days were typical of the late 80s snakeskin metal scene with big hair, cowboy boots, cod pieces, skull and crossbones but when the grunge scene came along, the night embraced the contemporary sounds and hosted live music as well as album launches and record previews.

The night featured live music with the Godsʽnʼgoddesses supergroup compilation band featuring over 20 members from groups such as X, Bigger than Jesus, Girl Monstar, Defryme, Doll Squad, Moler, AC/DSHE, Mercy Kills, Nick Barker & the Reptiles and legendary axeman Jimi ‘the Human’ Hocking. The main room stage also featured a set by the infamous St Kilda legends the Fuck Fucks led by Fred Negro.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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