Met up with Mel. Had drinks and meal in Camden before wandering up to KOKO for what we thought would be just a Fischerspooner gig. Got there to find that nearly everyone else was really dressed up with boas, top hats and very decadant/smart. Both of us (post work) felt decidedly underdressed but what the hey. Collected our guest passes (and free cocktail vouchers :p) only to discover that the guest area was even more dressey. Needless to say that the photographers wandering around didn't bother with either of us! :p
Had very nice smirnoff cocktails with great straws that had a flourescent bit in them that shot up whenever you sucked. Much fun. Including a bit of a 'blow/suck' competition between Mel and myself with the straw ala 'tug of war' with the glowey thing. Got a bit drunk of lots of vodka inspired drinks (the show was sponsored by Smirnoff). Marvelled at some of the costumes on show (many of the staff where dressed up in Russian militarey uniforms or cabaret dancers with the big feather headware...
The show started just after ten and we were treated to comedians, jugglers, can can girls, human beatboxers, dancers, mime artists and loads of stuff. I recognised the mime from a YouTube video I'd seen (he mimes along to natalie Imbrugoloo's "Torn" song) and thought the Airhead artist was very good and one of the human beatboxers was absolutely fantastic (both were good but one in particular!). Then Fischerspooner came on and played a 45 minute set. They were still enjoyable but did come across as partaking a bit too much 'merriment' before they hit the stage as they weren't the tightest I've seen them. I'd have also prefered to have seen a full set as they are fab. Still, great evening and one that was certainly more than we'd bargained for!
Friday - B-Movie
Went to B-Movie as part of Dave's "Reunion" tour of London as he's down for a few days. It was great to see him and Sasha again and also loads of other people - some of which I haven't seen for ages and others I only see maybe once a month if I'm lucky. I also had he marvellous company of Lady Bug who surprised me by agreeing to come when I met her for lunch earlier that day! She's not seen Dave since before he moved to Scotland and I don't think she'd actually met Sasha more than a couple of times when we lived together. Anyway, it was really great having her out clubbing with the crew (after only about three years of knowing her!) and hopefully we'll all be able to drag her out again! Had a really good chat with Aaron and the lovely Munden seemed determined to make me blush with her praise of the poetry I've posted over the years on this journal. Earned her a complimentary copy of the collection when it's published in anycase!
I didn't leave too late as Sasha and Dave headed off to a party, Bug needed to get home for work and I was feeling a bit worse for ware after my second night of drinking. I hung around outside waiting for my cab, watched Munden and doorcrew evict a couple of people who shouldn't have been in the club, and ended up chatting to Rosie all the way home on the old phone and again when I got in! Life is good :)
Today, Tonight, Tomorrow...
Today - Not sure. have to ring Tru to see how she feels to see if she's up for design meeting. If she's not I have a ton of work to do here in anycase.
Tonight - The Knife at The Forum. Plus aftershow if I don't feel completely wasted by then.
Tomorrow - Gameforce at The College Arms. This month we're sharing it with the Changeling LARP game as it's doubled book due to calendar oddities. But after chatting to DT who runs Changeling we reckon we can both manage. Just be a little more cramped than usual for a month!
Am busy but am having fun. Am strangely happy at the moment two. Long may it continue...:p