The Border Watch : March 14th 2014
SOCIAL FEED Border Watch Mount Gambier @kyraTBW firstname.lastname@example.org Mac’s fun for the young MOUNT Gambier teenagers had some fun of their own on the weekend as The Mac’s Hotel hosted an under18 UV paint party. The party returned on Saturday after a successful debut in October last year, this time inviting under 18 year olds to a party of their own. Teenagers attended the event dressed in white and left covered in multi colour paint and with smiles on their faces. Melbourne’s under18 Goodlife Festival saw a large number of popular Australian and international acts take to the stage at Flemington last Friday. Plenty of Mount Gambier’s teenagers made the trip to the city for the event, where Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Deadmau5, Rudimental and Knife Party were on the bill. TRENDING NOW What is dominating news feeds across the Limestone Coast Future Music Festival is now WITH the music festival season well under way, the popular Future Music Festival tour made its way around Australia this week. Both Adelaide and Melbourne hosted the festival where a large number of people travelled from Mount Gambier to attend the event. With international artists such as Pharrell Williams, Phoenix and Tinie Tempah taking to the stage alongside Australian acts Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, Cut Copy and more, music lovers were drawn to the annual festival. Pharrell Williams was among the highlights discussed on Facebook and Twitter as he invited audience members to dance alongside him on stage. •Qantas job cuts •#SAvAUS test cricket •MH370 missing flight •auspol •Future Music Festival Rock circus comes to town ALTERNATIVE rock band Dead Letter Circus recently announced via Twitter and Facebooktheir national tour featuring a stop in Mount Gambier. The band will take to the stage at the Shadows Complex on May 31 playing tracks from their latest @deadlettercirc The tour is going far and wide across Australia so we hope to see you all at one of the shows! album The Catalyst Fire, accompanied by Brisbane’s Like Thieves. Fans expressed their excitement with Facebook comments and status updates. Mount Gambier’s Cobi Lovett was quick to share the news with her Facebook friends: “Dead Letter Circus are playing in Mount Gambier, wow, yes please.” COLOUR SPLASH: Tiana Vinall and Chelsie Argent at The Mac’s Hotel’s Under 18 UV paint party on Saturday. A range of colourful pictures from the event can be found on The Mac’s Hotel’s Facebook page. Picture: The Mac’s Hotel and Cider Garden Troy or Tony? CANDIDATES have been gearing up for this weekend’s state election with plenty of campaign posters decorating the streets of Mount Gambier. Liberal candidate Troy Bell has been a familiar face around town and a series of photographs featuring alterations to his posters have been circulating Facebook feeds. Meanwhile, Labor’s Jim Maher suffered a slight printing mishap with some of his advertising material. The “how to vote” section of his pamphlet listed Tony Bell as a candidate instead of Troy. Tony Bell is a Mount Gambier resident and keen fi sherman. After a photograph of the mistake emerged online an unknown “artist” painted Tony’s signature beard onto one of the campaign posters and shared it via Facebook. Many people have been discussing the mishap and painting online, with most fi nding humour in the situation. Facebook - Tony Bell: “Doesn’t offend me, it’s a crack up.” Selfi e central at The Border Watch THIS week Twitter has been buzzing after American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres broke the Twitter record for the most retweeted image in history. The photograph was taken TEAM SELFIE: The Border Watch team selfi e, missing some faces. 10 - The Border Watch, Friday, March 14, 2014 at the 86th Academy Awards last week when a number of Hollywood stars joined the host for a group “selfi e” (self portrait) on Ellen’s mobile phone. The image went viral across the globe with people jumping on the bandwagon to create something similar. Captains of AFL teams also shot their own Oscars style selfi e ahead of the 2014 season launch last week. Facebook and Instagram erupted with Mount Gambier residents snapping their own versions of the famous photograph. After some persuasion, a handful of The Border Watch team members agreed to our own group selfi e.
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