Archive for the ‘The La-La Stamp of Approval’ Category

My People

November 5, 2008

PRESETS!!!

It’s 3rd time lucky tonight for me.  First time I tried to see this brilliant band this year was at T in the Park but I was dragged off to watch Kings of Leon.  Never fear, I thought. I can just watch them when they play Cab at the festival.

But to no avail.  They cancelled citing ‘travel issues’.

Tonight’s the night. And to celebrate, here’s my favourite tune!

Advertisements

I Love Pickled Onion Monster Munch

October 24, 2008

Has anyone else had a bag of the old-style ones yet?  I ate 3 in one go last week.

Yum.

I never did get around to blogging Connect

October 23, 2008

Ok, here we go:

Connect was really good!

Done.

Elbow

October 23, 2008

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, relax….

  That’s the way I feel going to see Elbow. The most stressful day in the world is instantly soothed.  The strings and piano wash over you in an overall experience of calm euphoria.  Brilliant.

NOW my life is complete…

August 28, 2008

Those of you who know what a devoted Hollyoaks fan I am will understand just how exciting this moment was for me!

I’d like to point out that I also met OB but he wandered off before I could chain him to my body forever more. 

 

Those of you who think I’ve created this in photoshop due to the image appearing to have my head stuck on someone else’s body, this is a LIE!  My head likes to float sometimes, I have no other excuse than this. But it really honestly is me.

Death by dance?

August 21, 2008

Last week – Krafty Kutz

This week – Digitalism

                   Taste and/or Dubpressure

 

Next week – Connect

Maybe my legs will die.  Is it possible for legs to disentegrate due to excessive dance-use?

La Clique and Office Party

August 21, 2008

So so SO much fun! If you’ve not been to either of these, make it your mission!

  La Clique is slick and sexy, combining naughtiness with acrobatics.  I went with a group of girls and my face hurt I laughed that much.  Star of the show undoubtably is Ursula Martinez (see photo above), firstly performing a strip tease hide-the-hanky routine (SHE PULLS ONE OUT OF HER BITS!!!!!), followed by a song entitled ‘I Want to be Ethnic’.  The hoop twirling dancer, acrobats and bath routine are also amazing! 

I was that impressed that when I heard she was also in the Office Party, I booked tickets the next day.  What I neglected to do was actually read what the hell the Office Party WAS.  So I took along 2 unsuspecting friends (Elaine and Mark) who both thought they were going to a one-hour comedy show.  3 hours later we were all wearing name tags, completely pissed and dancing the limbo (well, that might just have been me).   An actual office party, interspersed with games, challenges, dancing and stage acts (including the lovely Ursula Martinez once again).   

 Highlight though of my weekend of fun was meeting Ms Martinez; she grabbed my boob – my life is now complete.

Summer Festival Fun/Fatigue

August 7, 2008

So far so good, so tired.  Slept in again this morning due to body staging a protest against its owner insisting it works ridiculous hours, walks constantly and subjects itself to copious amounts of rain for sake of club promotion.  It would quite possibly help if I didn’t go out every time I’m not working, so I really should shut up! 

Highlights so far:

David O’Doherty – very very funny.  Any man who makes jokes about penguins on a plane definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

Melee – only caught the sound-check due to work but awesome, and really nice lads.

Spiegel Garden – why is it such a magnetic force?  I’m clueless but it draws me in regularly, whether for working or play.   Not so fun though at 3am when all you want is to go home to bed but you’ve got to exit-flyer the place and people take soooo long to come out plus a considerable number of people appear to have the wanker gene embedded within.  (NB: to the man who breathed on me with vomit-breath, asking if I’d like to get to know him better, I’m afraid I had to decline. I hope you understand)

The atmosphere – it’s all slightly Mardi Gras-esque, even the most skeptical person can’t help but get swept along a little and find themselves enjoying it a little! 

Ditto the random chat.  The part of my job I love the best are the diverse and, frankly, bizarre chats I have with the thousands of people on club nights as they mill around the Cowgate.  I like a challenge, but some of this chat is random even for me!  Some great people out there though and lots of fun.

The special guest club nights – so many so many, and all for free! This may have something to do with my lack of sleep…

Outhouse BBQ’s – a little bit mental, great crowd, awesome tunes. Dancing to Justice during the day on a Sunday = perfect.

And the downfalls:

Missing dentist appointment that you’ve left work 2 hours early for due to too many tourists talking to the bus driver – grrrrrrr!!!

The hours – who the hell thought 5am was a good idea?  Maybe for you, my beautiful clubbing people, not so much for the staff!  My caffeine intake has trebled during the day.

The rain – why God, why!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Make it stop, my flyers are stuck together and I look like a drowned freak!

Presets cancelling.  Shite. 

 Still to come:

The last couple of Outhouse BBQ’s – fun fun fun

Pals coming to visit – always at this time of year, brilliant!

Krafty Kutz – I am oiling my dancing shoes as I speak. 

Midnight Juggernauts followed by Slam at Cabaret Voltaire – can there be a better way to spend the evening?  I may need to get that injunction MJ have against me lifted though.

Digitalism.  Enough said.

And finally:

Hydro Connect – quite possibly the event i’m looking forward to most, to be attended by some of the people I love most, plus my first time to see Sigur Ros.  My pop up tent is ready!

But for now, back to work…

Rockness

June 15, 2008

La la la la la la!

Tis a long time since I put fingers to keys.  

I thought I’d write a wee bit about the weekend of pure utter brilliance that was:

One week on, I’ve still not recovered from its after-effects.  Pleasant light-headed delirium (especially amusing when at work) turned to tiredness coupled with a spaced-out feeling which continued for so long that I began to worry that perhaps Rockness was permanent?  This subdued into extreme tiredness which has now eventually turned into flu.  

My punishment for fun.  Perhaps.  Was it worth it? Too bloody right!

Check out the VIEW!!!

I went with what soon became some of my favourite ever festival-people, and loads more joined as the weekend went on, meaning there was always someone around to play or dance with.  My music highlights included Digitalism, Underworld, Midnight Juggernauts, Fatboy Slim and Editors (who I normally hate!).

 

Aside from the music, what made Rockness in my top 2 festivals of all time was the general atmosphere.  After the music finished, people were still on top form, everyone was having an amazing time, and the banter was top class!!

La-la’s Stamp of Approval:

A tip for anyone this summer going to a festival: POP UP TENTS! 

 It’s a house, a dining table, a bar, a chair and a bed all in one!

Superlee!

May 13, 2008

SUPERLEEEEEEEEEEE!


%d bloggers like this: