1. The View
The bar overlooked The Thames and you could see everything from Canary Wharf all the way to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. London's vista was stretched before us in all of its wonderful noturnal glory. Things like this remind me that I live in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. I've always been a sucker for London at night.
2. Less Crowded
The gig was a sell-out and it was packed everywhere else! Plus we had seats and a table. Nuff said.
3. The Company
Apart from the three young ladies (Louisa and Leanne actually wandered off to see the band properly as opposed to through the balcony window - but then Louie has a crush on the lead singer who she met in the lift on the way up and also spoke (very briefly) to at the after party) there were a number of promoters, etc, there. One of the guys is convinced that I was actually drinking with him a few weeks ago in Soho as when I introduced myself he said "Yeah I know, don't you remember Garlic & Shots a couple of weeks ago?". "No." I replied "I've not drunk there in a bout a year." "Yes you have, think about it, we were there a couple of weeks ago". Hmmm....I certainly know I wasn't drinking in Soho a few weeks ago so I've no idea who he's talking about (although he did know my name) - I just hope we had a good time and I was interesting company a couple of weeks ago!!!! Another guy I ended up chatting to loads was really nice and we ended up reminiscing about loads of old goth/industrial gigs from the 80's and early 90's. It turns out he used to promote many of the bands I used to see around that time (Fields of the Nephilim, Ghost Dance, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, etc) and still knows many of them. That was a very interested chat!
Anyway, Boy Kill Boy were pretty good. They were a lot more rockier than I thought they would be (admittedly I've only heard one or two of there songs before tonight and whilst noticed them hadn't really "listened" to them) and a couple of there tracks reminded me a bit of some of Terrorvision's songs from years ago. Don't know if they'll break into being one of the Big Three new acts this year but no doubt I'll listen to the CD when it's released as Louisa will certainly be picking it up.
All in all a very, very nice evening (even if Leanne didn't end up flashing her tits at me - shame...:p)