It's getting HOT in here!
It's that time of year, when firefighters across South Australia put down their hoses, pick up their dumbbells, and watch Magic Mike for “educational purposes”… Friday 4th May saw a sellout crowd pack the Arkaba Hotel for the 2019 South Australian Firefighters Calendar Selection Night.
With a new venue and fresh format, this popular SA event soared to a new level of entertainment, fun and humour. Fourteen potential candidates hit the stage in front of an exuberant judging panel of 600 spectators. They impressed with their best Risky Business impersonations, The Bachelor rose ceremonies, riding of Ponies, and shaking of a little Salt-N-Pepa, while a rugged Cowboy lassoed the crowd for their votes. The night was filled with a range of new and old school costumes that eventually came off to reveal South Australia's fittest and sexiest firefighters!
During the intermissions the huge crowd was treated to live acoustic music, which had the whole room singing along to some favorite hits. There was also a chance for some hotly contested participation from the crowd, as five lucky audience members were brought up on stage to battle it out for some great prizes. Each with the help of a firefighter – clad in nothing but their underwear – the contestants raced to see who could dress up the fastest in a firefighter’s complete protective uniform. We may have found a couple of new recruits!
Once all the t-shirt ripping, pants dropping, and booty shaking was done, a live voting pole opened, and 600 over-excited fans reached for their smart phones to vote for their favourite acts to ensure they made the cut in next year’s calendar. There were four special categories to find who would be crowned Blue Steel (Best Looking), Lord of the Dance (Best Dance Routine), Chiseled from Stone (Best Physique), and Audition King (Most Popular Over All).
A night of fun, frivolity, selfies and screaming continued into the after party, where patrons let their hair down, trying out a few dance moves from their favourite performances, and mingling with the firefighters.
Be on the lookout at iconic SA locations over the next few weeks, as firefighters who’ve lost their shirts will be posing for the cameras. Production of the 2019 calendar is now in full swing and is set to be released at the hottest event of the year: The 2019 South Australian Firefighters Calendar Launch night - set for Friday 17th August 2018 at HQ Complex.
Tickets are on sale NOW at our website www.safirefighterscalendar.com.au.
Be sure to like and follow our Instagram and Facebook pages, as you could be lucky enough to win one of many double passes to this year’s Calendar Launch night. If you loved the selection night or, heartbreakingly, missed out, don’t delay in getting your entourage together and booking your tickets to the hottest show in town as they're selling out fast.
See you there!
‘The selection night was outrageous fun. The fireys really know how to put on a great show, with plenty of music, muscle, and shirt ripping! The audience loved it, and were left screaming for more. The whole event was slick and professional from start to finish, and an absolutely great night out with the girls!'
Alicia, West Croydon SA
'What more could a group of girls want for a girls night out? A bunch of gorgeous, sexy fireman dancing and strutting their way across a stage and even better when it’s all to support a great cause. It is a night of pure entertainment and 'good old' belly laughs, highly recommended!'
Lauren. Ethelton SA