After the Aussie Millions final table ended, I headed up to the player's party at one of the nightclubs in the Crown Casino. Last year, the final table went late and I showed up at the party very late. This year, I got to hang out longer, because the final table ended just at the same time as the party started.
I guess you can say that I had a rough 24 hour span... starting from the night before the final table when I drank waaaaaaaaay too much and paid for it the next morning. On Sunday I struggled through a category 7 hangover all day and made myself puke before the final table started so I could actually function. Best decision I made in a while. Of course, once the final table was over... I jumped right back on the horse and continued my bender. I dunno when I'll be in Australia again, so I took advantage of the open bar and partying with some new & old friends from the Poker News crew. Yeah, I went a little nutty.
That's the end of the night pic of me icing up my black eye. Falling down is not something that happens to me... at all. I've hung with AlCantHang's crew and managed to always stay on my feet, despite the obvious damage to my internal organs.
Yeah, a rare incident happened. At the end of the night, I experienced an Otis-esque spill after drinking a Jagerbomb, when I fell down after I tripped over a lounge chair. The result? A banged up knee and a black eye. Luckily I didn't break my glasses or my camera. Despite the fall, I had a blast. I hope that I'm fortunate enough to be invited back to Australia and the Crown to cover future events. I have spanned the globe following poker over the last three years, and Melbourne is by far one of my favorite places to visit.
And yes, I have more pictures of the night's festivities. Feel free to pass them around. You can click on the individual photos to get a larger view.
Yes, that's Brandon Schaefer dancing in the cage....
Hope you liked that. Feel free to check out more pics in my Australia 2008 photo gallery.
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