1.We all realised how stupid it was to throw a leaders' debate on a Friday night that also happened to be Eurovision semi finals night. Whoever made this decision should be sacked.
2.Before the debate had even begun there were protests out the front of Windsor RSL.
3.The Greens were upset they weren't invited to be a part of the debate.
4.The Windsor RSL punters weren't happy with the politicians, their entourages and the press pack who took over their RSL during meat tray raffle night.
5.Others seemed oblivious this was anything other than regular TGIF drinks.
6.Finally the 100 undecided voters arrived and we were ready to get the first leaders' debate underway!
7.~ FRIENDS ~
8.We quickly realised there was a sound proofing problem ...
9.There weren't enough chairs in the room so people were stuck sitting on the RSL carpet floor. No thank you.
10.A few minutes in everyone realised this was a horrible mistake.
11.Finance minister Mathias Cormann was live tweeting!
12.Pollies of all persuasions got involved.
13.And some of their tweets were just baffling.
15.But not Christopher Pyne, he was cheering on the Crows.
16.Bill Shorten kept telling each questioner that he'd talk to them after the debate.
17.Malcolm Turnbull was ~ thirsty ~.
19.The questions, which weren't screened beforehand, got a bit weird.
20.Malcolm Turnbull said that we should all be listening more to real estate agents. For real.
21.For a second Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten went off script and started sledging each other and for a second it looked like this debate might get interesting!
22.But then it got boring again.
23.** RING THE BELL **
24.Finally after what felt like an eternity (but in reality was much, much longer) the debate was over and it was time for the 100 people in the room to vote for the winner. They could pick Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten, or declared they were still undecided.
25.Bill Shorten was declared the winner 42 votes to Malcolm Turnbull's 29. Interestingly, 29 people were still "undecided" at the end of the debate. Guess you've got to werk harder next time, fellas.
26.Bill Shorten celebrated with his #squad and took down some names and numbers.
27.The No Western Sydney Airport protesters kept themselves busy outside the RSL during the debate ... vandalising local Liberal member for Macquarie Louise Markus' car.
28.Bill got a bit email happy and maybe lost any supporters he won over during the debate.
29.Thanks to a few dozen people who watched and tweeted along. Was it worth it? Probably not. Go democracy!
30.If for some reason you're a sadist and want to know more about the first leaders' debate, check out our BuzzFeed Oz Pol wrap.
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