Did you get turned away at the Hobart International?

Hobart, Tasmania, is a small town in the state of Tasmania, nestled in the state of Tasmania. Regular crowds have gathered every weekend to watch the third annual Hobart International at the Hastings Hotel…

Did you get turned away at the Hobart International?

Hobart, Tasmania, is a small town in the state of Tasmania, nestled in the state of Tasmania.

Regular crowds have gathered every weekend to watch the third annual Hobart International at the Hastings Hotel in the town. It’s a hugely popular event, attracting thousands of people from around the world.

One of the highlights of the event is the free “Rock Breakfast” each Saturday morning, at which a DJ plays through samples of music from the 1970s through to today.

But if you go looking for a place to hang out this weekend, be warned — the person answering the phone may not be sure whether he can help you out.

-Pam Martens, CNN

Two problems

My boyfriend and I go to the Hobart International three or four times a year. The last time I was there, I was there with my 16-year-old son who loves everything about the Rock Breakfast and films of the 1970s.

After getting off a tram in Hobart, my son and I went to a bar to watch the three bands who were playing at the breakfast. Afterwards, we walked about a mile down the street to try and find a place to dance.

I had told my boyfriend that our first real date was going to be dancing at the Rock Breakfast — I came home thinking it was the best idea ever.

It was there that I got turned away, twice. The first time was after we tried to find a location, we were turned away by the man who answered the door saying “we’re full.”

The second time we actually got to the door, and the guy refused to let us in. I called his name out repeatedly and I was told the same thing — “we’re full.”

I explained to him that there were chairs and tables available on the street but that the band was playing rock music and alcohol wasn’t welcome on the street.

About six or seven minutes later, I was told by a group of young and Asian-looking people that the hostess had refused to let us in because we did not have all of our documents in order.

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I then rushed back to my hotel, where my boyfriend was waiting for me.

When I told him what had happened, he was shocked, but he was also quietly grateful.

He didn’t know that I had literally been hung up on twice — only after a quick phone call would the man let us in.

It was frustrating, embarrassing and embarrassing, but he got over it and looked forward to coming back to celebrate my 40th birthday there next year.

Closing in

It all happened in the space of 15 minutes and it’s possible we were the only people turned away that morning. I decided to keep in touch with the hostess afterwards, so I called him on his cellphone and explained our situation. He said he hadn’t really paid any attention to us, that he just acted like “normal guy,” and that he “didn’t know anything about rock music.”

I don’t know if we’ll be back in future years, but I think that next year, maybe we’ll go together.

Thanks for taking our money the first time and again this year!

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