Can St Kilda keep its cool?
Since World War II, St Kilda has had a reputation as a seedy, bayside funhouse, in which artists and degenerates could flourish. With many of its grand old venues replaced by high-rise apartments and hotels, will developers inch out the last true locals? Or can efforts by the Port Phillip City Council reach a compromise?
A combustible combination of sailors, prostitutes and drag queens was the basis for a flourishing scene of artists and musicians.
Did it die? Did it even exist? There are some wildly differing opinions on the subject.
Noise annoys, as the Buzzcocks once decreed, particularly if you’re a resident living next door to a St Kilda venue.
These venues live on only in the memories of those who frequented them.
One scene that benefits from rapid change is the food scene, which in St Kilda, is really pushing boundaries.