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Albo DJ reviews. As we previously reported in Tips, last night was the big night for Anthony Albanese, as the opposition transport spokesman took to the decks at Melbourne's Bella Union as part of a fundraiser for Labor MP Andrew Giles. Ms Tips has been speaking to attendees, and the response has been very positive. The crowd was mostly young rank-and-file ALP members, with not too many other MPs in sight, apart from Giles, Albanese and Victorian MP (and national Labor president hopeful) Jane Garrett. At one point Garrett was pushed into the middle of a dance circle and "gave it her all". We hear that Albo definitely lived up tp the hype."It went beyond the hype. I was not ready for the banging tunes. He missed an opportunity to play Sandstorm, though," one attendee said. According to another spy the night was a great success, and everyone had their dancing shoes on. "Only complaint is that it would have been better on a Thursday or Friday night. Maybe next time now we know he has form". Giles uploaded a video to Facebook that shows the room going off to The Killers' Mr Brightside (how can you not really?), and we hear from a source that the closing song was Taylor Swift's Shake It Off. DJ Albo knows how to pick a banger.