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A lost boy of Splendour has been turned away from a popular Byron Bay venue this afternoon for not having the appropriate footwear.
Just after lunch this morning, a 19-year-old from regional Victoria threw himself in the mud at Splendour In The Grass in front of his mates for a laugh but now the first day of the popular music festival has been canned, they’ve all headed into town to “get weird”.
Unfortunately for Darcy Di Ruzzo, of Red Cliffs, he wasn’t allowed into the Byron Hotel with the rest of his mates.
Speaking to The Advocate a short time ago in the pissing rain out the front of the pub, Darcy apologised but he thought he was in Byron Bay.
“The way these guys are carrying on,” he said.
“It’s like I’m trying to get into some seat sniffer private club in Sydney or Melbourne or wherever. The bouncer said to me, ‘Sorry cuz, you can’t come in like that,’ and I was like, ‘Why the fuck not?’ and he said it was because I didn’t have closed shoes on,”
“Then the other bouncer laughed and he told me to come back tomorrow when I didn’t look like a sun-dried banana.”
Darcy said he tried to go to the beach to wash up before but when the lifeguards heard he was from Mildura, they told him the surf wasn’t the best spot for him to be right now.
More to come.