The silly season hit a high note last week when D-Link, Iomega and Logitech pooled their Christmas partying resources to take distribution partners on a Brazilian-themed cruise around Sydney Harbour.
It was a motley crew indeed that gathered at Star City wharf for the sailing of the Rio Carnivale Showboat. A few brave souls had followed the carnivale dress code, including Tech Pac sales director, John Walters, resplendent in an electric blue shirt with Brazilian party beads.
The guys from D-Link, Iomega and Logitech were thoughtfully decked out in matching Hawaiian shirts, presumably so punters knew who to hit up when they needed a fresh drink.
But if anyone can explain why Tech Pac’s New Zealand rep showed up in an Austin Powers suit, we’re all ears.
We’re also not quite sure how two ARN reporters managed to score an invitation, but any hopes of a covert media operation were well and truly busted when one of our reporters got drafted into the lambada competition with Tech Pac’s Josh Velling.
While the troupe of Brazilian dancers wowed the crowd with some sexy dancing and athletic capoeira moves, the fine line dividing the audience from the show became more and more blurred towards the end of the evening. Toshiba’s Vanessa Krief and Tech Pac’s Kar Yee Fransham wowed the crowd with their dancing skills while Logitech’s George Saad had moves that took the lambada to a new level.
And if that wasn’t enough partying for one evening, quite a few of the crew kicked on at King St Wharf’s trendy nightspot, Bungalow 8.