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Bottle attack at Hamilton club celebration

Mon 2 Oct 2006 In: New Zealand Daily News

A bouncer and a drag performer standing outside Hamilton's Next Door Bar were hit with a flying bottle from a passing car on Saturday night. Over 150 guests were in attendance as Waikato's LGBT nightclub, The Next Door Bar, celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. Josh Hainge, 23, a regular drag performer and guest at the Next Door Bar, says he didn't realise at first an attack had happened. “I saw the car drive by and just thought someone had been dropped off. Then I heard Amy (the bouncer) screaming and saw her face was bleeding. Someone pointed to my legs, which were also bloody,” explains Hainge. “Amy and I were in shock, but we didn't go to hospital until after all the shows had finished. We just went to the bathroom to get cleaned up, and got on with our night. I had to have ten stitches on my legs, and Amy's nose had broken.” Hainge says despite the attack he'll still remember the night as a good time. Next Door Bar owner Clive Brocker started the shows at 12.30am, with performances by drag artistes Glitterous, Loretta Young, Coco Chanel, Miss Glorioushole, Sister Sledge, lesbian rockers Slash and Burn, and Mr Gay Waikato winners Chris and Sam.     Ref: (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Monday, 2nd October 2006 - 12:00pm

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