Schoolies 2000 was one of my favourite
'holidays' I've had so far. A large budget (well compared to what
I'd normally spend on a holiday or going out or anything), a great
hotel in a great location, one of the best reasons to celebrate
(successfully finishing secondary school), with great mates, and
thousands of other people in a similar situation all in one fantastic
Below is a copy of the actual journal
I (as well as friends) wrote in while I was on the holiday. Some
of it's boring, but some of it's pretty funny - and you may notice,
it was written while I was there, sometimes while I was slightly
out of it...
DAY 1 (Sat 2/12/00)
THE DRIVE UP
* Left Brad's
place at 9am.
* Just after Maccas
(Coffs Harbour) Brad yelled out the window to two chicks walking
along the side of the road, "Why don't you fuck off!"
And they jumped!!
* Made eye contact
with 2 chicks in a big rent-a-van that we followed a fair way
from Coffs - 'and we're not even in Woopi yet!'
* A BMW passed us
three times (bastards!)
* Chay yelled out
to a guy stopped at a roadworks traffic lights "Get back
in your fucking car!" *lol* He did! (no questions asked!)
* Lunch at Maccas
in Ballina - I had some chips & orange juice (note: Healthy!
*lol* well, not really...) etc.- and Brad had 2 burgers.
* Brad's turn
to drive from Ballina... (11.30am)
* Chay: "What
the fuck is on your head!?!" to 2 cyclists wearing some
sort of bizare helmet??
* I took back over
driving from about Burleigh Heads. Drove around Surfers a bit
and then checked into our hotel.
Messages from friends:
fuckin rocks! I love Rach!! Cam, Brad & Chay
2/12/00 Words on "Schoolies"
from C.McRae: "I would give my pancreous for some cunt/pussy
* The hotel is bloody
amazing! We checked in at 2:30pm - checked out the hotel &
met a couple of our neighbours.
* Went around the
mall/shops. Got some food etc. There's sooooo many ppl up here!
* Our motto for this
week: "Look (only briefly! *lol*) but don't touch! We miss
you Bec & Rach! (our girlfriends at home)
were marvellous... There is much fluff and beverage! Patt"
There's so many other schoolies ppl up here! We've just been hangin'
on our balcony and there's a couple of dozen other ppl we've been
* WE both wish like
crazy our gorgeous girlfriends could be up here!
* Met some bitches
that accused me of pissing in the spa just coz they wanted to
use it! Note: Get revenge!
* The owner took
them seriously and started telling me "It's pretty disgusting
pissing in the spa... did you?" Those bitches deserve to
be pissed on if u ask me!
* Cameron told
us how he ran over Ben Kinning's Uncle the other day - Ben's uncle
was crossing a crossing on his scooter/gopher and Cameron hit
him & knocked him off it! *LMAO!*
* Brad had a cigar.
* Cam came
over to our hotel, had a drink, etc.
Daisycutters, Superheist, and Shihad - around 8.30pm.
* All three bands
were awesome!! Especially Superheist! They are one of my fave
bands lately! Met up with Pat, etc. down there.
* Oweeee! My ears
* Security guard
caught me taking a Shihad poster that night while I was drunk
(I had it stuffed up my shirt thinking I was being sneaky) --
he didn't care though but boy did I feel stupid *lol*.
* Found Brad
asleep in his bed (alone) about 1am. I went to bed about 2am -
had well over a dozen beers on my first night! I LOVE IT!
my 1st roll of film.
* It's 2am
and the streets are more packed than ever!
DAY 2 (Sun 3-12-00)
Woke up at 7am but then back to sleep till 8am. I feel so sore.
My back is aching like crazy. My neck is sore. I got dropped about
3 times while crowd surfing and the floor is pretty hard!
* John & Cal
came over, then them & Brad went to beach for quick swim,
while I sat here and tried to recover.
* Yelling off balcony
* Pool, spa,
* Cruised around
* Sat around
on balcony, etc.
* Got first
roll of film developed ($13.95) and they did a pretty shit job
too. I'm waiting till I get home to develop the rest. But I just
needed to develop this one so I could have a photo of Bec, even
though most of the ones of Bec didn't really come out :(
* Had a hard
time trying to call our friends and a hard time trying to find
out about scooter hire.
* Waving at
ppl with our neighbours, over the balcony.
* 2PM - Me
& Brad ate lots and drank during the day etc.
Looking for shit to do. Cam, Cal, and Rootsy
can get fucked. Our view is sick! We saw a topless chick! We
can't hire scooters. There's some hot chicks here. It's 2pm and
we're still drinking grog. Schoolies rocks!
* 5PM - Laser
game with Brad, Cam, & John. I kicked arse (I think).
* Brad rang
Rach. I tried ringing Bec, but no luck *sigh*.
* I'm in not quite
as much pain as I was this morning. I've had a few aspro etc.
and some more to drink. Been stretching, resting, as well as running
around. So my back & neck are a tiny bit better but still
* I wish Bec
was here! I need a massage (heheh)
* DISCOVERY: Vodka
doesn't freeze in the freezer, but it does form a strange pattern
if u try to make ice cubes out of it...
* We spent
heaps of time on our balcony. We have the best view! Just watching
the cars, and beach, etc.
* There are so many
unreal cars on the Gold Coast.
* Went down
to the girls apartment underneath us.
* I got so
drunk that night!
* Went over
* I drank lots
of beer & vodka.
* Went for
a walk down the street and down the beach by myself - I was so
out of it!
* Brad panicks
too much & stresses out too much. LOL
DAY 3 (Mon 4-12-00)
* Woke up hungover.
I vomitted a tiny bit. Started feeling better pretty quick though.
* Went and got some
* Met up with John
* Bec rang and woke
me up this morning :) I can't wait to see her again!
wanted sunscreen on his back - Cam said he'd do it but it'd have
to be done inside so that nobody would see. *lol*
* Oh yeah, yesterday
at time zone we won some tickets and got some sticky stretchy
hand thingys - they rock :)
* Pool, spa, sauna,
* Went for a swim
at beach. It's soooo crowded - some good waves too. It's just
like off baywatch.
* Went for a drive
down to shops etc.
* Brad bought a Double
Kick for his drums (took like an hour!)
* Drove down to John's
place at Burleigh, then came back here.
* Found a note under
our door from the girls below (1502). They're cool ppl.
* At the moment it's
6.10pm. I'm pretty tired and pretty sore. Still a tiny bit hungover.
But I'm also hungry so time for food!
* 8PM - Had a good
BBQ tea with a dozen or so other Schoolies ppl.
* Came back to our
room - me brad cam and john - for some and many more drinks.
* Rang Daniel. Rang
Lauren. Asked her to come down here now. But she couldn't. Will
probably see her Friday and same with Bec :)
* Gotta organise
Wet n Wild tomorrow morning... A heap of us prolly going.
- Felt seedy on balcony. Chay was fucking wrecked.
* 10AM - Got evolution
tickets and found Rootsey at intercom.
* Waited for Cam
& went to beach.
* Saw many glamorous
women but none as sexy as Rach! (Brad is such a suck)
* Went back to
spa & pool.
* Sauna after
pool, then a shower and lunch. Saw another filth chick on the
poolside from our balcony. Went to Ashmore to music shop - then
to Southport to GC Music, and purchased a DK and got a side deal
* Had a BBQ and
got a sick feed!
* 8.30PM - Talked
to Bec, Alicia, Jill & Peter, and Rach for 2 secs. It was
so good to talk to her (Bec) again! Can't wait till she comes
* Thought of
getting Bec a gift voucher at Coopers for some swimmers or something.
But I don't wanna waste that much money on something she wouldn't
like or use.
* I've gotta
go get some more to drink and get back into party mode.
* Bec just
told me something bad - I dunno what to do. Everything will work
out good in the end I hope.
* Woohoo! We're surrounded
by Metallica fans. Metallica concert on our balcony! :) [had metallica
* Brad put
a beer can infront of security camera in the main foyer - waited
to see how long it took for someone to pick it up/get rid of it.
* BEER PYRAMID
- 10PM - Beer cans have been there for 45 mins now. There are
5 of them now. We are getting more ppl from other rooms involved
in the game! SICK!
idea: novelty beer can - 5 cans high...
* I successfully
multiplied 375 x 5 in my head by myself while completely drunk
* 50 mins 57 secs
- security guard took away our pile of 5 beers in the foyer.
* MIDNIGHT - "Eric
growth jnr." - "Hello Pelican" - "dot."
<-- the 'sock lad' aka 'carrot tops' to John.
* AHH YUCK! Some
freak just came into our room, then put a sock on his dick &
took his pants off - and he's just walkin around! AH SHIT! We
finally got rid of him!
* Our weird
neighbours: * Flexy (Craig) * Man-boobs (Simon) * Sock-on-cock
(fucked up lad!!) * George 'with the ears'
now there is a lad doin a little strip show infront of the [security]
camera [in the hotel foyer].
* A few
minutes ago a lad (manboobs) decided to have a bit of a play with
himself infront of the camera. There are some fucked up ppl up
* The sock
lad was telling us - more like bragging - about how he got in
the shower with his mate and squirted shampoo up him! Arrggh!
* Right now we're
all just sitting here mentally scared!
* I just threw
my socks off the balcony (just in case they were my ones that
* I'm really starting
to miss Bec - starting to feel almost like crying - it's good
that I got the photo of her developed at least...
DAY 4 (Tue 5-12-00)
* Got up before 8am
with NO HANGOVER. (didn't drink quite as much last night &
I started sobering up at about 11pm - coz I gotta do some driving
up to Wet n Wild today.
* Brad has
decided that Bec & Lauren will help us clean our room on Friday
* 5pm - Went
to Wet n Wild for most of the day - me, Brad, Cam, John, Daniel
Plasto, and the girls from down stairs.
It was pretty fun!
It was overcast half the time - in the wind, and being wet, and
when there's no sun out, it gets pretty cold!!
We left about 3.30pm. Went back to Daniel's house for just a little
while - I checked my email real quickly.
Rang home coz I needed to get James to do some web site work for
me and also need him to buy Bec a gift voucher for some swimmers
- I really need to get that to her before she comes up - I'm running
out of time for everything!
* We're back at our
apartment to commence drinking - Brad is having some rum &
I just stacked our 36 beers we have left in the fridge - a good
range of VB, Tooheys New, and XXXX. I think Tooheys New is my
fave out of them.
* Our food supply
is still OK. I think we might need some more grog later in the
I think Brad said his money is running low too.
* But I still have
$ left I think - and I get paid Thursday... Brad & Cam get
* I NEED BEC HERE
*sigh* I LOVE YOU BEC!!
* 6.10pm - Brad
Brad wrote his name nice & big in the sand.
* John &
I tidied up our hotel.
* I went hunting
for me CD case - I've lost my wallet & stuff soooo many times
& found them again! *lol* I'm hopeless. I left it on the counter
at Wet n Wild, within 5 minutes of getting there!
* Bec & Alicia
rang & Alicia tried telling me that Bec wasn't coming up -
how mean is that!! - I nearly didn't know wot to do!! - stressin'
out! - but then Bec told me she's coming up Thursday arvo so I'll
see her Friday morning! Woohoo! =)
* Comments from Timmy: GET
A BEER INTO YA!
* 9am the next
day - What a night! We all got sooooo drunk!
* Started off with
a few beers - we all felt a bit tipsy after like two beers so
we proceeded to drink about 10-12 cans each anyway lol. I also
drunk some vodka and stuff as well...
* Me, Brad,
John & Cam hung around our hotel for a fair while - just chatting
about chicks and stuff and getting drunk - watched a tiny bit
of Seinfeld & listened to music as well...
Cameron & John laughed for at least 2 minutes and couldn't
get up coz they were laughin' too much.
* The girls from
below came up here for a while before they went to dinner...
(that was before us 4 guys chatted for a couple of hours)
* I took Brad to
the Evolution Dance party coz it was SICK! - I snuck him in coz
it was 18+ only - it was hardsy to sneak him in - I'll
have to try sneak him & Bec in on Friday night for the Whitlams.
* The dance
party was unreal! The laser show was soooo good!
* Brad saw Timmy,
Wadly, Marcus, Scott, Beno, Ez, Sarah, Noxy, Karla at the dance
party and so did I.
* I saw Jaclyn
& Karla outside when I went to get Brad some more rum &
coke earlier - it's sick when you run into ppl you know like that...
* Brad & I both
had mad time dancing around for ages down at the dance party.
I'm a tiny bit sore now but it's all good.I kept coming back to
our apartment to grab some beer to sneak into the club coz its
so expensive in there. I just snuck it in in my pants - too easy!
the others were sitting around drinking and chatting with the
girls from 1502.
So I hung there a while.
* Such a fun
* I went and wrote
my name in the sand and I came back to our apartment & Brad,
John & Cam have all gone to sleep!! So I went to bed just
a little while before 4am too...
* Even though I got
completely trashed last night, I don't feel too bad this morning
- I think coz I drunk a heap of water before I headed off to bed
Rootsey up from Burleigh Heads
* Went to W'n'Wild.
* Saw some TANG
* Chay and Plasto
lost my locker card.
* Both denied
they even had it!
* Saw Red (camerons
* Met up with
Dot, Kate, Vee, Erin, Naomi, and Leila.
* Went back to
Plasto's and saw his HOT sister.
* Came back to
the Hotel and hooked into the piss! (again)
* Had a sick time
with the boys!!
* Found a way
to get into the Palladium.
* Had the best
time then saw a heap of school mates.
* Went to Dots,
etc. rooms for chat.
* I fell asleep
on their floor for about an hour.
* Showed Tim,
Scott, Marcus our room.
* Went to sleep
at bout 3 or 4.
* Cam & John
stayed for a night
* Most smashed
I've been all holidays
* WEDNESDAY 6TH
* Woke at
7 and went swim with Rootsey.
* Saw the
manager Ian (of our hotel) and he still thinks John and Cam are
* I started
drinking at 8am and its now 10am. later, Brad.
* Something else
I forgot to write about last night... MY TOILET PAPER MISSION
- we'd run out of toilet paper so I went to grab some out of the
public toilets at the club but the toilet rolls were in those
sealed, locked, white metal dispensers...
I first ripped the dispenser off the wall, then smashed the lid
open against the toilet door... I then grabbed two of the rolls
& came back to our room... I went back to floor 15 first and
tried throwing a toilet roll up into our balcony but it didn't
make it - instead it fell 15 floors to the ground, unreveling
as it went *lol*
DAY 5 (Wed 6-12-00)
* I slept in
till like 9am. And didn't really have a hangover! How good is
that! Coz I drunk sooo much last night!
* We're all having
THE BEST time! We're definately doing this again next year!
* At the moment I'm
up in my apartment by myself listening to some damn good music!
(Superjesus, Garbage, Powderfinger, etc.)
* Cam & Brad
went down to cook some steak. I've just been thinking about Bec
& how good it'll be when she comes up here!
* Hopefully she'll
let me buy her some swimmers! Otherwise it won't be as fun coz
we won't be able to go to the beach, pool, spa, etc. =(
* Also, The
Whitlams are playing on Friday night, along with George and Pretty
Violet Stain - all 3 bands are sooo good! The problem is Bec will
be up here then and she's not 18 yet *sigh*. But I've sussed it
all out... it's hopefully not too hard to sneak her in! I just
hope she goes along with it, etc. Seeing the Whitlams live &
being with Bec would just be THE BEST!
* I love it
up here! We're definately gonna have to do this again some time!
* I've also
been thinking about Uni, next year, etc. And now it's swinning
in favour of moving up Brissi way....
* The things holding
me back from the though are money - a very major factor - and
also Bec & all my friends - including Brad who reckons I should
go to Southern Cross / live at home idea like he's doing...
* Hopefully if I
did move Bec would be able to move as well - it'd be easier to
find work as well up here. Ahh I can't decide! It's starting to
stress me out coz I really have to make a big decision really
* Brad wishes to
say 'his steak tasted awesome'!
* 4pm - Just went
to Pacific Fair for a shop/look around.
* Saw Kate Graham,
Melissa, Jaclyn down there.
* Cameron wouldn't
shutup about how sexy she (Kate) is... yelling out to chicks on
the way home "You're hot, but you're no Kate Graham!"
* When we got
back to our apartment I found a note under our door from the girls
in 1502 inviting us all to dinner tonight - free food!! =p
in his own little world (dreamin) with Kate. Get over it!
clean up the place a bit coz we got an inspection tomorrow (thurs).
* We've figured
out that we're all pretty trashed...
* Brad &
I just had a nap for an hour or so, but we're still pretty tired...
Our livers would have to be getting pretty tired too!
* We're going over
to room 1502 for tea in half an hour - I can't believe they even
remembered that I'm vegetarian! =)
* We don't know what's
happened to John though, so I dunno if he is coming for the tea.
Which is weird coz he said he was comin over 1 1/2 hrs ago!
* [in extremely
drunken, messy handwriting...]
3am the next morning - Good free dinner at room 1502. Thankyou
* At the moment
it is 3am and I am TRASHED! Everyone has gone home, Brad went
to sleep hours ago... I've been clubbing all night by myself for
a couple of hours...
* I want Bec here
* I hope everything
works out with Bec - forever....
* My head is ...*vomit*...
spinning! - like a merry-go round...
[yes I did actually vomit mid-sentence...]
* I just vomitted
down the sink - the dance party finished at 1am - ...
* $4.50 per beer!
- what a rip!
* John & I, etc.
kept sneaking down drinks etc.
* I've sneaked soooooooooo-ooooooooooooomuch
into that place... I *have* to get tickets at the door that night.
* [a bit more sober
9.28am - After the dance party I wandered the streets and checked
out the clubs - 'studio 54' or something.. - it was cool!
* It's now
9.30am on Thursday morning - and my head is still spinning!!!
* 7th, lunch
Brad takes a huge bite into a bit of chicken only to discover
it is still raw as a virgins hymen!!!
DAY 6 (Thur 07-12-00)
* 2.30pm -
I've had a pretty quiet day today - I was so drunk last night
I forgot to go to bed - I crashed on the couch at like 4am so
I've been pretty tired today & a little bit hungover.
* I'm really
missing Bec & can't wait for her to be up here tomorrow morning!!!
* But something else
I didn't expect as much... I'm starting to miss Alicia, Jill,
Rach, and everyone else a fair bit as well...
* Today we
went for a drive down to these sick rock pool / slide in the National
Park in Corumbun or something...
* I had a quick nap
when we got back & we've basically been doing a lot of just
sitting around today. I don't want to be tired or anything tomorrow
when Bec is up! We're gonna do lots of stuff & have so much
* (well I hope
* 6.30pm -
I think I forgot to write two other things that happened last
1. John & I, etc. were sneaking into the dance party all
night and the security lad calls me over and asks me "Why
do you's keep playing with the lift buttons - I've been watchin
you and ur friend all night" *lol*
2. The other thing - I smashed one of our glasses last
night so I went to the guys next door, grabbed a glass of water,
put the glass in my pocket (after I drank it), and walked out
and brought the glass back to our apartment to replace the broken
* Brad and
I went for a drive earlier and took some photos of Surfers Paradise.
* Brad starting drawing
the front cover of the schoolies diary...
* There's a little
lightning outside & its starting to rain so I just hope it's
nice weather tomorrow when Bec is up - it's been excellent weather
all week - apart from the day we went to Wet 'n' Wild - but that
was still good!
* It's almost 7pm
and my stomach still isn't completely settled from the 'little
bit' of drinking last night...
Last night I drank:
- probably about 400 mL of Vodka (~13 std drinks)
- 5 beers or so - maybe more (~8 std drinks)
- half a bottle of champagne (~4 std drinks)
- some illusion shakers that the girls made up (~3 std drinks)
- probably more that I can't remember having...
TOTAL: very roughly equivalent to 28+ std drinks (mixed beer,
spirits, champagne) LOL eek!
* So I ended up having
a pretty quiet night (tonight). I was in bed not long after midnight
(completely sober too!)
* John, David,
Hamish came up just for a little while.
* The girls
came up for a little while - got all their email addresses...
* Then everyone went
out to someone elses placefor a little party but I went to bed
coz tomorrow will be the best day and I want to be awake enought
to enjoy it!
got stabbed by 5 lebanese lads with a needle so I could have fucking
anything! I could die tomorrow! FUCK THAT.
DAY 7 (Fri 08-12-00)
* Our final day at
the hotel *sigh* - I'm gonna miss all the fun we've had! It's
gone way too quick!
* 9.30am - I'm jsut
sitting here waiting for Bec & Loz to call... I can't wait
to see Bec again!!! I just hope she goes along with all the fun
stuff I've got planned, and doesn't be stubborn - not letting
me spend money on her, etc. I also hope I can get at least some
time alone with her!
* Hurry up
and call Bec!!
[drunken writings about Rach after
she broke up with him... (not included here)]
for letting us stay.
* It's been a
totally shagadelic time so far!!
* QLD Rocks (Don't
THE GIRLS IN 1052:
From the Syndey Girls (1502)
for being our life savers, if you weren't in this building we
would have been bored shitless.
CHAY - u r a sick bitch! hehe You are one of the funniest ppl
- u r a coolios
- Good luck with ur job - u were pretty cool as well
- One word - 'dancing'
Stealing of furniture etc.
"hey" "aye" "true"
Security & Ian
Leila, Vee, Nomi, Erin + Kate
good luck with HSC Results + if we are ever in Coffs you can
be our personal guides of the Big Banana + pot plantations!
Thanks =) @->-->--
* Picked up Bec
& Loz from train station in Robina in morning & went
back to our hotel in surfers...
* It was so good
to see Bec again! But she kinda ignored me for a bit the first
little while but after that it was all good =). All of us walked
around Pacific Fair looking for loz's shoes for like 2 hrs!!
But it was just good being with Bec - more than good... Lauren
didn't bring her swimmers so we couldn't go spa, beach, pool,
etc. (THANKS! PFFFT!)
was soooo trashed when we were shoppin - his head was spinnin.
Anyway we went back to our apartment & had various ppl over...
* I eventually
talked Bec into coming with me to The Whitlams - I missed the
1st band (Pretty Violet Stain) though *sobb*.
* But George
& Whitlams were good! We left early though then pretty much
went to bed coz Bec was really tired coz her & Loz stayed
up last night! (THANKS AGAIN!! HMMPFF!)
* It's so
hard getting time alone with Bec!
DAY 8 (Sat 09-12-00)
* Got up fairly early
& gave the place a good tidy & said quick goodbyes to
room 1502, then signed out & paid our $40 phone bill for the
* Drove up
to Brisbane to Loz's house so the girls could shower.
* Did they
take very long???
* Loz's dad told
us to tell Loz something as he left but we didn't hear what he
said and just said 'yep' (it was funny at the time...)
[letter to Chay from Bec - not
* Dreamworld was
mad! We all had the best time & went on heaps of rides!
Coz there weren't many ppl there.
* Bec went on the
mine ride too many times & we lost them near the end but found
them outside (after looking everywhere).
* Best ride (Chay
1. GIANT DROP
2. TOWER OF TERROR
Best ride (Bec):
1. MINE RIDE
* Bec wouldn't go
on the Giant Drop, but we are all proud of her for going on Tower
* Went into the city
* Went to the Hilton
walked around the streets - I had a one way conversation with
a snobby bitch in the lift.
* Went to Southbank
- beach/pool in the middle of the city! I was impressed(we didn't
go swimming though)
* The next morning
(girls took 2 hrs to get ready..) we went back out to city - went
* Went shoppin.
* Girls left us on
our own for a few hours - *fun* NOT.
* Went back to Loz's.
* Got Icecream.
* Played cards -
DAY 9 (Sun 10-12-00)
* Drove home - I
drove most of the way & we made good time.
* Total spending
money (entertainment, drinks, petrol, food, other): aprox $550
+ accomodation costs.