Friday, December 09, 2005

Party, Party...


hi hi hi....

Oh what a blog we have for you today...first off just a short review of the Aha! gig at Wembley Pavillion...

On Wednesday lisa and myself went off to London to see 80's favourites Aha...now this isn't as tacky as it sounds because they have been releasing albums ever since and tour regularly around europe..so it wasn't touted as some sad comeback tour. First of all may i just say that i was a bit miffed to have paid to sit in a heated plastic tent because thats really what the pavillion is...admittedly it does hold 10000 people and it is only there while they rebuild wembley arena, but nevertheless it is a big plastic tent...anyway we got there okay and as we got off the tube we were treated to an amazing view of the new majestic Wembley Stadium...the design is just tremendous and it was the first time i had seen it unveiled as it has been covered in scaffolding for the last couple of years. When it finally opens it will be a magnificent example of British Architecture and Building craftsmanship.
The gig started with support from Anna Blume? i think, a sweet norwegain female who sang with a lot of angst and an acoustic guitar, possibly not the best choice for the mighty men of pop but she passed a nice half hour. A short wait and Aha then hit the stage...technically the gig was superb with a very extravagant and expensive audio visual show but and its a BIG BUT was that the sound was not great, the plastic tent was not at all acoustically friendly. In my opinion the first five or six songs were far too quiet, we were seated second block back from the stage and where the sound was all at the front I felt it lost something on its travels, i hate to think what the people at the back heard about a third of a mile away! Mortens vocals were superb and the guys did themselves proud playing hit after hit interspersed with tracks off the new album. It was a great 2 hours spent in prescence of Norwegian pop gods...you know the annoying thing though, Moretn is still so damn attractive and doesn't look like he has aged at all!...damn him!

Blog part two is a shameful expose of how people behave when let loose for the evening...yes its the first office xmas party blog...Shakespeare hotel, Bedford...we walked in to the bar and started the session sanely, its a lovely place with an excellent reputation and we were not to be dissapointed but whether our reputation was still intact at the end i'm not quite sure!...Gina Nicola and myself decided that we would be sneaky and take some drink in with us, rather than suffer the fairly high bar prices..I took a bottle of Polish Strawberry Vodka, 2/3rds vodka, 1/3rd lemonade and i think Gina and nicola had bacardi. Dinner was served and the food was beautifully presented and wonderfully hot (which makes a change in a catered environment)..before dessert Secret Santa came and we all dished out presents (silly presents which we had to buy for about a fiver for a given name)..of course there were leopard skin pants, there were mint willies, chocolate reindeer poo, condoms and the most wonderful present that Martin got was a computer wrist rest in the shape of a pair of boobs. Now these boobs appeared in nearly every photograph and if you follow the link on the right hand of the page to 'more of piddys photos' you will see all the horrible shameful evidence...suffice to say Gina , Nicola and me were completely shit faced with some of the others watching over in bewilderment!...Steve (Dr Sensual) was very upset as he felt that somebody had watered his lager and went home nearly as sober as he arrived. Throughout the evening i tried to put a condom over my head so i could blow it up with my nose, but to no avail...bloody things kept snapping ...no wonder there are so many unwanted pregnancies!...dancing took place and I decided to join lisa for a final dance where i flung her round the room like a bad celebrity in 'Strictly come dancing' ...we certainly had 'the time of my life'...LOOK AT THE PHOTOGRAPHS!

ciao for now
Neil x

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm can't believe that the first time I sneak drink into an office do a friend decides to tell the whole bloody world! lol.
It was an excellent night, I can't remember the last time I laughed so much, nice place, fab food, excellent company and I only spent £5. Gx

3Steel said...

you will be pleased to know i managed to sleep in my bed and not the bathroom after our latest event!!!
great pics neil!!!!!