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<  Echatio  ~  The inexorable drift south....

davidbarbarossa
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:57 am Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Dec 2007 Posts: 286 Location: Glasgows East End, the Bright Side of town
Well, I'm not Optimo. Thanks for the mention though Teamy.

However there are definitely a few strong nights which exist out of the mainstream.
Highlife, Huntleys & Palmers, there are surely plenty more [but I don't get a chance to go out as much as I used to]. I'm afraid I can't agree with Euan's comment that there are 'a distinct lack of decent nights in Glasgow', we just don't get to go to them as much as we used to because we're old/working/aren't as cool as we used to be.

We've been very lucky to have Optimo right on our doorstep for some time, so I'll just enjoy it whenever I get the chance.

& Jed, give us a shout any time you want to go out dancing. We haven't ALL made the move south.

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teamy
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:01 am Reply with quote
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Anyway, we all know Optimo is NAGAIUTB.*
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515
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:06 am Reply with quote
Joined: 03 Jan 2007 Posts: 9 Location: Glasgow
Feels quite nice being back on here again.

From the Melting Pot ads on here I'd say they might be a good option too.

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jed
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:58 pm Reply with quote
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babs & teamy, i'll make it down soon, cheers.

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dirty flow
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:35 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 04 Jan 2007 Posts: 531 Location: shawlands
i'm more concerned at all the people i know having kids. selfish gits

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Mozza
Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:22 am Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Dec 2006 Posts: 2272 Location: 4.815 162.342
echatio rises from (or should that be into?) the flames!

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John_D
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:36 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 28 Jan 2008 Posts: 75
I do find a few things noticeable :

1. The number of nights which started in Glasgow but are trying to run in London - Huntleys and Palmers, Numbers etc - does it actually come off? Is it not like starting from scratch?

2. The size of the queue outside horrendous places like the ABC continues to grow.

3. The Hogmanay event at the Arches this year is...the GB Experience.

Thisng have definitely changed a bit lately.

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teamy
Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:08 pm Reply with quote
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The H&P parties are great fun.
Last week Numbers did a huge warehouse in S. London and it was rammed (I didn't go but i heard it was insanely busy.)
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Mozza
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:04 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Dec 2006 Posts: 2272 Location: 4.815 162.342
John_D wrote:
I do find a few things noticeable :

1. The number of nights which started in Glasgow but are trying to run in London - Huntleys and Palmers, Numbers etc - does it actually come off? Is it not like starting from scratch?

2. The size of the queue outside horrendous places like the ABC continues to grow.

3. The Hogmanay event at the Arches this year is...the GB Experience.

Thisng have definitely changed a bit lately.


I think Huntleys and Palmers & Numbers are distinctly different though. Andy who runs H&P lives in London now so has continued the club down there (to some success) and cultivated a new audience.

Numbers is hugely popular and would do well anywhere at the moment.

Yr comment about the GB experience at the arches is hilarious and actually says it all. That is what I was trying to get at in my original post. Its the comeback of the mainstream shite club, or something. Maybe because people have less money they are unwilling to 'risk' it on a small or new night, so they retreat to mainstream safe options.

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Mozza
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:09 pm Reply with quote
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bobobo wrote:
'I now live in London, something I was forced to do'

Bet you like it though. Wink


I like elements of it Wink

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Padraig
Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:27 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Oct 2007 Posts: 19
Sun> Earth> London.


I left Glasgow in the late 90's and for quite a while thought the scene down here was inferior to what was going on up the road. You all lived through a period where there was a frankly ludicrous amount of great stuff happening musically in your city. But nothing lasts forever.


teamy wrote:
What about Barbarossa's Wild Combination? It's a weekly. OK, it's on a Tuesday which might not suit everyone but it's damn good.
As Is David Barbarossa's Thing on the first Friday of the month. Both in Sleazy's.


I keep hearing great things about this night from people down here.
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tvs_paul_coia
Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:19 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 16 Dec 2006 Posts: 170 Location: On the set of Zig Zag
Count yourselves lucky. I'm stuck helping run Greenwood's Goofy Gopher's with the missus all week and at the weekend have to find the motivation to help people find motivation.

How I long for the heady days of Zig-Zag and Catchword once again.
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Mozza
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:18 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Dec 2006 Posts: 2272 Location: 4.815 162.342
haha!

just to add to this - i am bucking the trend and moving back to scotland (edinburgh to be exact) after gaining new employment there Smile

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