Is There Gonna Be Fun on Anjung Bising?
Anjung Bising, the verandah on the Annexe building occupied by both Bau-Bau Cafe & The Ricecooker Shop is going to be silent on New Year’s Eve. Yup. Sadly there will be NO PARTY this year. No, this is not because of the Israeli air raids on Gaza, but it is due to the The Annexe management telling us to NOT do any celebration on the verandah, not on New Year’s Eve and noot on Merdeka eve. Not again.
They say it’s because both nights featured a lot of walking traffic going to and from Padang Merdeka and that the building security had a lot of problems dealing with drunken, violent people on the streets surrounding the Annexe. They say our shows on the verandah contributed to the troubles, such as glass panes being smashed and all that. They say it’s not us but the people who came and hangout around the area. But it’s all crap all the same.
I don’t know what The Ricecooker Shop’s shitworkers are planning. There would not be a gig on the verandah but I’m sure the guys will be celebrating in the shop that night. So do go there and have a good night with friends. Bring food and drinks, bring your fave music to play and just hang out. Maybe The Cover-Ups will be there with Tenderfist and play a few acoustic songs to usher in the new year.
I also would like to announce here that Bau-Bau Cafe has CLOSED DOWN a few weeks ago. It’s a very sad thing but they have been struggling to pay the rent for quite a long time. We are horrified to see they go but what can we do apart from raising a toast to Hisham, Mus and gang for keeping it alive for almost two years! We have numerous beautiful memories with BBC and it will always warm our hearts.
Hugs to all who were involved with BBC for all those times we had. May the roads rise up for you all!