Friday, April 09, 2010

Soho Beckoned, Sleep Required

GrimmyImage by joedawson via Flickr
We attended the Chevrolet Spark Unscheduled Tour Launch yesterday at the Vinyl Factory, Soho. The event featured a performance from the Mystery Jets and Jack Penate, Bullion, MEROK Records and Nick Grimshaw all provided DJ sets on the car DJ booth. The DJ car was specially designed and built for the tour and was an innovative concept. Also available was light graffiti and guests were treated to an exclusive free session from WAH Nails, one of the fashion world’s leading fingertip artists. With a free bar and popcorn too, the night had all the ingredients necessary for a memorable birthday!

After we had met our friends and made our way inside I noticed Nick Grimshaw, he acknowledged us and I had to attempt a conversation. I requested a song! Then returned shortly afterwards for my partner to request another song and to capture the moment with a photograph. Achievement Unlocked!

We made sure to fully utilise the free alcohol available, consuming copious amounts of vodka and the occasional popcorn. There wasn't a limit available so we were soon expanding our social circle and interacting with people at the event. Light graffiti is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. For the Chevrolet Spark Unscheduled Tour Launch, we were able to spray an image of a car which was then projected onto the actual vehicle. I thought this was a novel and original concept! After participating in a popcorn exchange and celebrated in Formula 1(esque) style, we then welcomed the Mystery Jets onto the stage. The night concluded with WAH Nails, although unfortunately I wasn't able to experience this promotion due to time constraints.

On the way home from The Vinyl Factory we walked round the corner into Beak Street and noticed this great big mass of hair cascading down from the first floor window of a building. It flowed diagonally across the building and re-entered the building through the front door. I won't deny that we attempted to climb the hair, failure was inevitable though! We then made our way to London Trocadero, street racing, bowling and Dance Dance Revolution were not our finest hour. Finished the evening with a random frog handbag and were left on the final train which was headed to Orpington. The journey was emotional and thankfully we were collected from the station! My partner has departed for Tenerife today, when she arrived home yesterday she had to finish packing her suitcase. I spoke to her briefly and she packed her entire sock collection and random items from her wardrobe. She returns in a week and already I'm counting down the days until her return! P.S I'm Still Drunk...

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