Archive | April, 2014

Review: Miss Dynamite @ MissFit Easter Thursday

23 Apr


The bank holiday weekend was heralded in by the MissFit girls in style with a special party featuring Miss Dynamite. We headed down there for some 90’s vibes, pop and DnB Miss Dynamitee-ee style.

MissFit put on a flurry of nights over the bank holiday in what must have been a tequila fuelled extravaganza, starting Thursday through to Sunday – not sure how they survived!  Miss Dynamite was the first of the parties at trendy Blueberry Bar in Shoreditch.

I’m afraid I have to say the £15 “early bird” ticket fee seemed a bit steep, especially as I have seen Miss Dynamite live for less… but in the holiday spirit I bought tickets knowing the night would be fun.

I wasn’t disappointed, Blueberry bar was a great venue and the music was pumping with top 90’s tunes by the time we arrived, getting everyone on the dance floor.

Unfortunately however the night got off to a slightly rocky start with a less than warm welcome from the lady on the door. After ignoring us as we came in were then shouted at for trying to enter the bar… She stamped each of our wrists and after putting our coats away we tried to enter the bar once more and were duly shouted at AGAIN – this time for not showing her the stamps she had just inked onto our wrists not two minutes before. I wasn’t impressed – when spending money on a night out I expect a nicer welcome!

But enough of that. The night certainly got better and soon enough I was dancing to some great tunes. There was a fun crowd there with girls chatting away and dancing, the bank holiday vibe clearly helping everyone to relax and enjoy themselves.

At about 1.30 Miss Dynamite came on and all of a sudden I found myself at the back of the room having been stampeded by a pretty eager crowd! Miss Dynamite didn’t disappoint – she put on an energetic and fun performance, opening with her classics  “Dy-na-mi-tee” and “It Takes More”. Then came some newer songs but still equally as popular with the crowd such as “What you talkin bout”. Some early sound problems held up proceedings but she handled them quickly and easily. There was massive helpings of Garage, Drum & Bass and of course soulful singing and rapping from Dynamite. Mid-way through the set an impromptu rap-come-poem celebrating women hushed the crowd; there was no music just words – it was a great moment. But then it was back to business as usual with Dynamite jumping and dancing around the stage, getting the whole crowd dancing with her.

All in all it was a great night out and a fitting, if slightly expensive start to the bank holiday.


Review: Lesbian Prom

1 Apr



What can we say that hasn’t already been said about Lesbian Prom? We realise this review is late… to be fair it’s been all systems go in the Girl Guide London camp; we’ve been tweeting, attending events, checking out new sites (more on that later!) and by the time we realised we had shamefully not written our review of the Prom so many articles and praises had already been put out there. We could just not bother – it’s pretty late in the day – but this review has to be written, it needs to be written, not just for us but for you – we just have to say how much fun we had at Lesbian Prom!

Organised by the girls behind MissFit – Effi Mai Paul and Sandra Davenport, they brought their relaxed and upbeat vibe to the party, roped in some excellent acts and ensured the night was a success.

Taking over every inch of popular – and massive – London venue Scala, Lesbian Prom was an ambitious undertaking, but the MissFit girls nailed it. There were four rooms of acts and DJs, including the popular Boi Box (@BoiBoxSoho) with Adam All Drag and Apple Derrieres overseeing some great drag cabaret fun. Elsewhere the hugely talented Lauren Mayberry from fab band Chvrches DJ’d playing some corking tunes and keeping the crowds dancing.

The main room was a sea of dancing lesbians (this was definitely my kind of night!) and things really kicked off when Charlie XCX and band got going at about 1 am. The leading lady looked amazing wearing retro sunglasses indoors (as you do) and dancing around the stage insanely, the crowd loving it.

We managed to bag VIP tickets so of course had to check out the bar and enjoy our free glass of bubbly and goody-bag (complete with Sh! Women’s Store bullet – my kind of goody bag).

Coming down from our VIP castle, girls were having fun all over the venue, there were some fantastic outfits with partiers really making an effort and going for the Prom theme – so tuxes and pink dresses galore! I felt pretty swish in my silk bowtie and shirt I have to say!

All in all a fantastic success of a night! It’s great that MissFit are putting on these types of parties; Lesbian Prom was not only a crazy-fun night out just for us girls, in my opinion it’s helped put the London lesbian scene squarely back on the map. Bring on Lesbian Prom 2!

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