Sunday, 9 March 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful (part 3).....and a lot of rambling about Dear Catastrophe Waitress

It appears Spring has sprung....Crouch End is full of attractive types in unfortunate footwear, the sun is shining on Alexandra Palace and it's all gone a bit Al Fresco.  I won't get overly excited about this quite yet....but it's looking hopeful!

A few weeks have passed since I last wrote this thing and to be honest, not a lot has gone on.  We have, however, had two Dear Catastrophe Waitress nights in our lovely new venue - The Earl Haig Hall -  You surely must know about the EHH by now Crouch End folk (and beyond).  Very reminiscent of the Pop Klubb venue St Doms, the EHH is a British Legion Club just round the corner from the Queens pub.  I loved this place the first time I walked in.....the decor has been kept as authentic as possible, the acoustics are fantastic, the dj equipment works and there's a dance floor!  Ooh, get us!  An actual dancefloor!  Apart from our obviously great night (!), there are lots of family friendly events, band nights & a Northern Soul do which involves talc!!!! (I will be reporting back on said talc use in next time's blog).  There is also a scrummy menu which I'm yet to sample.

We had concerns about finishing our little night at midnight due to the EHH being in a residential street but it seems to work!  (Perhaps because we're all of a certain age and no longer want to stay out all night).  It's a bonus that people can still use public transport to get home and that KFC is open for emergency "walking home" snacks.  We seem to have gained some new dancing customers since our move, the feedback has been great and we're enjoying ourselves so all is good in the (N8) hood!

We've plans for 2014 (all to be discussed further) - DCW "Live" nights, Sunday afternoon socials, a daytrip to Brighton (ending in our club) and who knows what else?

And now for the sales blurb:

Our night is a friendly social event rather than a club night.  DJs play everything from 60s to 90s (think Mod to Soul, Punk to Post-Punk, Disco to Ska, 80s Alternative) and we don't have any music rules.  Lots of floorfillers, lots of "oh I remember that" tunes and a real mix so there's something for everyone.  You can find us on Facebook here and on Twitter - @anglosvensk.  Join us, follow us, tell your music-loving friends and come and say hello.  We'd love to see you there.