When I first heard there was going to be a “Facebook movie” I laughed, I kept laughing right up until I saw this trailer. When I then found out The Social Networkis directed by David Fincher I was suddenly very tight-lipped.
They’ve been away for what feels like an age and on Monday One Night Onlywere finally back in London! I first started following ONO in 2008 and I was in a really happy place back then, my job was good, we’d just moved back down to London and I was getting to see them play every couple of weeks which was just crazy. I loved those few months and although they always felt like a guilty pleasure to me, because they were so young and their music was just light and fun, it was sad when suddenly it all stopped and they started to record their new stuff.
Their new album is out in August and I’d only heard a couple of the new tracks which didn’t really blow me away but after seeing them on Monday in Shepherds Bush I can safely say the new stuff sounds much better live than it does recorded.
Now two years ago we’d have been queueing outside the venue from 10am like proper weirdos. We arrived closer to 5pm this week and were shocked to see that the queue was pretty long and made up of quite a few blokes rather than the 14 year old girls we’d normally expect. The venue itself was odd. Bush Hall was lovely but had carpet in it which seemed to make the whole place a rather too well insulated sauna! There were two support acts. First up was Drive Like I Dowho I really really liked and would definitely go and see again. Second was Leah Mason who plays the guitar unbelievably well but just wasn’t doing it for me. Her set went on forever and was crazy dull.
ONO finally took to the stage and played a really good mix of old and new stuff. I wasn’t too keen on the new arrangement on some of the older tracks and the drums were quite overbearing but the show was so much fun and when they played Just For Tonight the place just exploded! I did miss seeing Sam at the drum kit (he was always such a doll) and Dan had been styled into some kind of dandy with a rosary a look I’ve not seen for a few years now but his “stylist” is obviously trying to bring back. George, Mark and Jack all looked the same though and watching them was really great.
I grabbed a tour t-shirt designed by Zoe Jervoise and then we headed outside which is when it got really weird. There were paparazzi waiting for George and when he came out they were running to get a picture! Plus he had a bodyguard! Having met George a million and one times this just seemed so surreal to us but the weirdness must of rubbed off because I regressed into the fangirl I once was and got a photo with him. It was sweet of him to say hi and ask how I was before I grabbed him for the piccie though.
So that’s it for a little while longer, there are murmurs of an October tour so I hope they’re true.
The Gallery Cafe is an adorable little vegan/veggie restaurant in Bethnal Green. It’s a scorcher today and I reckon it’d be lovely to just sit outside with a cupcake and watch the world go by. I know what will happen though. I won’t get dressed for hours and then I’ll stay in Camden instead.
I saw Eclipse today with Adam. He said it was better than Twilight and New Moon, I’m not so sure. I really like New Moon and although this one packed loads more into the film I think I’ll need to give it another watch before I declare it my favourite of the three.
I did really enjoy the flashbacks, especially Rosalie’s as I think she’s actually a really interesting character (although Alice is still my favourite Cullen), and “that kiss” was well worth waiting for. I do find Kirsten Stewart hard to watch when she’s acting with Robert Pattinson, she looks so uncomfortable and I buy the Jacob/Bella love story much more than I do the Edward/Bella one but that’s an issue I have with all the films, not just this one. I’m sure millions of fans would disagree.
I’m not sure anyone who’s not already a Twilight fan would get much out of it but I would still recommend it. I’m just counting down until we get to see the completely crazy Breaking Dawn.Even if they pull it off it’s going to be mental!
I totally get where Josie is coming from with this. If I feel bad sometimes I think of a deaf and blind man I saw on the tube once who was just laughing and being all happy. But she really goes for gold with this.
I do like a bit of Big Brother and this year I’m really enjoying it. I’ve even managed to get a crush on on of the contestants. Not since Daisy Duck when I was very tiny have I had a lesbian crush but my word I have one now. Shabby, I love you!