The evening started off in a civilised manner.
The lovely Jo came for dinner,we had mushroom soup followed by smoked chicken and porcini cannelloni,steamed green beans and rosemary potatoes.
We quaffed some excellent wine that Jo bought along(she is a wine writer and consequently always has devastatingly good wine)and chatted about her house renovations.
I love Jo's purse,she scored it for 1 whole pound in London a few years ago.Very Mary Quant looking.Matches her tights beautifully!
I'm in the frock I opshopped yesterday,It's 60's.Underneath I am wearing a girdle in an attempt to tame the bloat.It didn't really help.
Carrying handbag bought at the last Shabby Chic Market I went to,tights from Farmers and Wild Pair shoes bought on sale.
Before the bands,Jo did an hour of DJing,spinning some fabulous 80's numbers.Then there was a saucy minx who did a geisha themed burlesque number.I quite enjoyed it,it was quite different.
The Joy Division covers band,Permanence,are really good.Absolutely spot on.Killer bassist and drummer.I was outside(evidence coming right up) during The Cure covers band,Primary,which is the same people-the same guy does Ian Curtis and Robert Smith-so I wasn't really paying attention.Apparently they didn't nail it very well.They had an extra guitarist who had the wrong sound and kept improvising that stuffed it up.The place was packed,crawling with old & young Goths and Punks,and a couple of drunken twats cavorting annoyingly in front of the stage.No,I wasn't one of them!
Whatever.I was hanging with the girls.......
Bela, Amber and Miriam
Jo,Justine(her first night out since baby!)and I.We've all had quite a bit to drink by this point.
I'm not sure what it is about being drunk and having a camera.I laughed so much my head hurt and I cried!