This past Saturday was the inaugural Newcastle Brown Ale “Walk The Dog” day, an annual event. In the UK, people affectionately refer to Newcastle Brown Ale as the ‘Dog.’ The euphemism of “Walk the Dog” originated in Newcastle, UK, and is code for heading over to the local pub for a pint of Newcastle Brown Ale. Trying the patience of significant others for years now, this drinking excuse has become an English classic.
The event was awesome. There was a sizeable turnout at Alex’s Bar, also known as Fangtasia or the vampire bar in the Showtime series True Blood. For just a minimum donation of $1 to the Los Angeles Art Association at the door, attendees gained access to plenty of complimentary Newcastle Brown Ale, food, live entertainment by LA-based band: Superhumanoids, free Newcastle shirts and accessories, and a professional photo booth. Naturally, everyone had a great time. With the temptation of that much complimentary Newcastle, it was hard to avoid getting a bit tipsy.
Newcastle really went all out and made it easy to enjoy the entertainment with a comfortable Ambiance created by Alex’s Bar. Alex’s is a fairly universal venue; so, if you’re looking to party and have fun, you should definitely check-out the place if you haven’t already.
Below are photos from the event and four videos from Superhumanoids. The sound of their live show was spectacular and is definitely worth seeing in person, even if you already love their music.
Remember that our art-submission contest is still open (more details here) so please keep submitting your digital art for a chance to win a limited edition painting by contemporary pop artist Ron English.
Origins of Dog Walking
A euphemism originating in Newcastle, UK, “Walking the Dog” is code for scampering to the local pub for a pint of Newcastle Brown Ale. Usually greeted with a sigh from your significant, this witty drinking excuse has become a classic in England.
Also, we will be giving away Newcastle Bar Stools (photo below) and Newcastle cooler bags to the people selected for art and “meme edited” photos between now and the event on Saturday.
Also, on the day of the event, a sizeable limited edition painting (one of five painting replicas made – photo below) by graffiti artist Ron English (a sort of mix between Banksy and Shepard Fairey) will be given away to a contest winner!
Subscribe to the hipsterwave newsletter!
// Popular Categories80's Abstract Hip-Hop Acoustic Alternative Hip-Hop Ambient Art Bands Celebrities Comedy Daily Cobra DJs Drum and Bass Electrofunk Electronic Music Electropop Emopop Events Experimental Fashion Featured Former Songs of the Week Glitch Hip-Hop Hipster Rap House Indie Indie Jazz Laptop Performance Mash-up Music Music Videos Photography Photos Pop Producers R&B Random Remixes Rock Shows Soul Technology Television Videos
// All the Twitter
- Gold Panda – “The Most Liveable City” http://t.co/ZkXZlQJWoq 04:06:09 PM December 09, 2013 from dlvr.it
- E-TERNITY – “Gamelon” http://t.co/vK2RJxXfpH 03:58:05 PM December 09, 2013 from dlvr.it
- Project Ethos x Toys for Tots – Holiday Toy Drive and Fashion Show at Greystone Manor http://t.co/Sx1GSK2IpV 11:10:27 AM December 09, 2013 from dlvr.it
- Man plays piano to riot police in #Kiev. http://t.co/pUtWkrnpio 06:23:51 PM December 08, 2013 from Instagram
- Man plays piano to #riotpolice in #Kiev. http://t.co/O9GJMxtJdI 06:20:43 PM December 08, 2013 from Instagram