Image from Kathy Dora photographs, Acc. 27172. The benefit concert was raising money for the Paul Mandarano Multiple Sclerosis Benefit. The Hotel Orient opened as the Excelsior Hotel in 1875, and was heritage listed in 1999. With its unique triangular frontage, it is one of the last surviving 19th Century hotels in central Brisbane, and was a regular venue for live music during the 1990s. Andrea Smith is a Queensland music promoter and educator.