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.


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