Weeks seem to be running away at the moment. Think it’s to do with the weather. Every day one wakes hoping there will be just a bit of sunshine, only to end the day soggier of shoe and a bit narked. Then we think “Oh maybe it will be nice tomorrow” and wake to find encore de la deluge. (Yes, I know that’s not proper French, but let’s not ruin how pretty it looks with fact.
Last week at Latitude it was somewhat rainy and muddy. However, no amount of sodden soil could put a slur on what was pretty much the best night of the year so far. Everyone says Glastonbury is magical and I don’t doubt them. But Latitude also has that magic I find. For one, it’s so dreadfully pretty so that always helps (see David Beckham for further example of this in human form; always forgiven no matter what). Also, I said last week the staff are amazing and the people who come to the Guilty Pleasures Saturday night MEGA DISCO are just ace. But they excelled themselves last Saturday in a packed out tent (over 4,000 – heck!) for a euphoric four and half hours of unapologetic FUN. But there is a spirit to the whole festival that is somewhat infectious and just rather special. It was all in all, quite a night.
So onwards to this week. I’ve been gathering costumes and karaoke tracks for two new events next week I’m hosting – Now That’s What I Call Karaoke at Concrete on Tuesday 24th and Time Out’s Alternative Olympic’s Opening Ceremony on Thursday 26th. Click on the underlined words to read more, but I’ll tell you more in the next post. If you can steal yourself until then of course. I realise it’s a big ask.
Here’s what I’m doing:
FRIDAY NIGHT DISCO – Friday 20th July
Back from 7pm – 1am at London’s excellent Social. How I’ve missed thee. Pop, disco, hip hop, rnb BANGERS. Plenty of Friday night fun.
FUNK THE BUDDAH – Saturday 21st July
Playing a set at a yoga party. Healthy raving. From 6pm at Westbourne Studios. Buy tickets
Then, I’m heading underground back to last Friday’s amazing 2001 Odyssey Disco at the Old Vic Tunnels for
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Film screening, then ace party afterwards where I’m holding fort with brilliant dancers, bars, lit up dancefloor (YES), strip club, diners and more all under Waterloo. I was there last week and it was brilliant. I wish I’d taken a photo of the floor to explain in pictures rather than endless words how exciting it was. Looking forward to second helpings. Buy tickets
BT RIVER OF MUSIC – Sunday 22nd July
Part of the London 2012 Festival, over the weekend there will be stages at spots along the Thames bringing music to every bend of the river. Look, here’s lots more information about it, who’s on and where you can go and see this spectacle. I’m closing the Asia stage on Sunday night in Battersea Park. That’s fancy isn’t it? Never been to Battersea Park either.
It’s free but you need a ticket to get in.
That’s the end of the words today.