Saturday 13th August 2011: Hello blog! I’ve neglected you I know but like I mentioned right at the start, I do get bored easily…which really doesn’t say much for me and my blog…if I got bored of writing it, surely you guys got bored of reading it?!
Anyway, I admit this isn’t the best re-entry but here goes:
I’d yet to go to The Borderline so was excited to give it a go (even though I am currently dying from some kind of alien flu which makes me sounds like Marge Simpson after a heavy night out in an airport smokers’ lounge).
These particular friends I was going with are notoriusly always late, so these days I happily just arrive at venues early and prop up the bar like some kind of woman of the night until they arrive(!).
Borderline is famous for being “London’s longest-running indie club” apparently, they had a whole night of Britpop live music planned, but unfortunately I only arrived in time to see the last band, Chewing Gum Weekend but they were great.
It’s good to see and hear that the 90’s Oasis-style swagger is still alive! I really enjoyed their set; good soulful frontman, melodic tunes with a roughness around the edges that only added value to their act. These two were my faves:
It’s a cool little basement venue that reminds me of a sixth form hang out, perhaps because of the canteen-like tables and chairs in the corner…or, because of their 14+ age allowance (if under 16 must be accompanied by a parent). However, there was a good mix of ages there though by the looks of it.
I didn’t stick around for the DJ but apparently he was good and played some great tunes to – as Cher Lloyd would put it – get your swagger jagger on…