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does it offend you, yeah?

and as it turns out, only Does it offend you, yeah? as nipping out for noodles at eight and then going to the gig probably isn't going to work at the revamped refurbed venue zodiac carling academy wotsit (cardiac?) We missed both the supports and it was all over by nine thirty. While I was being miffed about missing the support I got mistaken for a journalist by Kevin Oxjam who went on to tell us about something he's doing called the Small World Party at the Castle. Fashion shows, fireworks and Peter Gabriel. Sounds mental. Still: mental note. Bite back on the sarcasm. Especially in small and icily well lit venues. In the meantime we bought two beers (6.30), discovered that the floor, although clean, already felt slightly sticky (ah, nostalgia!) and leant against something that turned out not to be a wall, but sliding panels running in tracks in the ceiling, which can presumably be moved around to open out the venue into a whole variety of sizes (or possibly create some scenester version of Cube).

Size for this gig was set to super-intimate. So much so I had to lurk at the back bemoaning my forgotten earplugs, while Tim discovered that sticky floor makes for for supergrip moshing in a small sea (inlet?) of flailing 14+ers, avoided fluoro-splatter from the various Neon and Ultras and eventually got to invade the stage and fall on some stuff! I got photos, I'll post them somewhere at some point. It's a small enough room that your flash will reach, even from the bar.

I also went to Truck, which was fun. More on that later. Maybe.

Comments

jinty
24th Sep, 2007 11:24 (UTC)
I was very sad to miss nervous_testpilot
but we listened to him at home to make up for it slightly. The gap between the afternoon stuff that was on our list to see, and the good evening stuff, seemed pretty long, especially when it started to get rainy and everyone began to pack up to go to the Cherry Tree just down the road.

The pub outing was actually well worth it despite missing the music - it was great fun. I still wish I'd been able to wait till n_tp was on but it wasn't really going to happen.
concourse
24th Sep, 2007 11:27 (UTC)
See above
I'm a convert to the leave-and-come-back school of Truck Sunday nights - as long as they insist on putting n_tp on last.