Better the devil you know

By Lawyers Weekly|04 March 2012

The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA) didn't need the real Kylie Minogue at its annual knees up in Melbourne last week.Folklaw was in attendance at the ACLA In-house Lawyer Awards…

The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA) didn't need the real Kylie Minogue at its annual knees up in Melbourne last week.

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Folklaw was in attendance at the ACLA In-house Lawyer Awards in Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

There was a great degree of anticipation in the room about what the entertainment could be, given that hints had been dropped by the ACLA folk that we were in for what Bruce McAvaney would call a "very special evening".

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With that famous Melbournian, Kylie Minogue, being in Australia at the time, speculation was rife that the sister of Dannii might be dropping in to loosen the vocal chords.

While it was not to be, what we got was almost as good: 100% Kylie, a Kylie Minogue tribute show: 100% Kylie, whose real name is Lucy Holmes, went through many of the hits, including "Spinning Around" and "On a Night Like This" - all the while managing to show poise and look glamorous while balancing what looked like a massive fascinator on her head.

However, Folklaw's personal favourite was "Better the Devil You Know". Dressed in a fetching red leotard with devil horns, "Kylie" was supported by two very fit young men wearing what looked like matching red budgie smugglers from Folklaw's vantage point in the cheap seats.

In Folklaw's opinion, the only thing the show lacked was someone from the Nick Cave tribute show, "Caveman", to perform the duet, "Where the Wild Roses Grow".

With so much excitement provided by the entertainment, it was no wonder that many lawyers, with a full day of work ahead of them the next day, took the option to take a cab home shortly after 100% Kylie finished her set.

We were all spinning around by the denouement.

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