My sister didn’t give me a present on my birthday, instead she told me to meet her at Covent Garden on the 1st of August.
So yesterday I got ready to go meet her after work, due to my extremely bad time management and being held up in traffic i was about an hour late. Good job she told me an earlier time.
As she greeted me she revealed that she had bought some cupcakes to eat later, I was already excited.
We then walked out of the square, I could see Lion king down the road but knew that couldn’t be it. I’ve already seen it twice and one of those times my sister was with me and fell asleep half way through!
We walked down another street and as we neared the end I could see a sign for Derren Brown!
I do really like Derren Browns live ‘stand up’ shows (maybe not to much his tv ones) and so was really excited to be going to watch him.
He did not disappoint!
As usual he mixed comedy with his act, keeping the audience laughing throughout. The show seemed to be split into two, the first half having a completely different feel to the second. The audience were also highly involved as usual and we found out some very funny things about some of them, like the man who stole money from his parents to buy a barbie playhouse and the other who went to his doctor to learn how to…well…pleasure himself.
I would love to talk about the whole show, but it really is one of those things you have to see to really get a feel for it, plus I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone else. Also, Derren always asks the audience not to tell people, it seems rude to ignore him.
All I will say is that it was brilliant. We both left not knowing what had just happened, or at least how it had happened. I’m still reeling, trying to solve the mysteries at least just a little bit!
If you get a chance to go before his tour ends i would recommend you do. It was amazing. Such a good birthday treat!
After the show we went for a wonder along the Southbank to eat our cupcakes (which had edible glitter on them!!). There was some kind of strange performance going on outside of the national theatre but we didn’t stay for long as it was getting late.
I really had an awesome time. It was definitely a very successful birthday treat 🙂
Till next time!
Ok, so i didn’t update the day after as i said i would. I fail as usual. But at least this time i have an excuse!
This weekend i went to London for a photoshoot. It was fuuunnn and i’ve just got to look at the images! They look amazing! I can’t wait to get the CD of them so i can show people. I even did a few underwear shots, something I never thought i’d have the confidence to do, but i’ve kind of got into the ‘fuck it’ mindset in this last year. Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing…career wise i’d say good, otherwise i reckon it could back fire on me. But we shall see.
Whilst in London i decided to go visit a guy called Ashley. We spent the day just generally wondering around. We saw some street performers on the south bank which was pretty cool, especially the breakdancers! We went to Trafalgar square and there was a random concert celebrating Holland, was random but good. Then we wandered to convent garden and to green park and then to Hamleys. It was random but fun 🙂
After hamleys it was time to tube it to the rollerdisco! It was ridiculously fun, and i only fell over 3 times… My legs we’re killing me by the end, definitely some good exercise though! There were a few people there who seemed like they went every week. They were insanely good, i wish i could dance on skates like that. Instead i took to either skating, or dancing whilst sat down.
The disco didn’t finish until about 2am and the tubes we’re closed so i ended up having to stay the night in London. The next day Ashley’s friend visited and we pretty much spent the day just watching films and doing nothing. Then we all forgot it was sunday and again i missed the last train and had to stay another night. As i hadn’t factored staying over into the equation, i didn’t really have anything with me. Needless to say, i was feeling pretty skanky today. But at least i’d borrowed a towel and had a shower, so i was kind of clean.
Now i really should pack, ready to go to canterbury tomorrow so i can sit in a library for 2 days watching videos of Grotowski’s work and reading through texts and reviews. Exciting i know. I might give myself a little bit of time to wander around and look at pretty things.