If you are a regular reader you may have seen my recent post about Londonedge 2017 (find it here)
Several blogger friends and I visited Londonedge on Sunday 12th February and had a whale of a time. We were also lucky enough to get an invite to the VIP launch party on that evening.
Being held at the Metalworks in Angel, we walked the 10 minutes to the venue and were granted entry into a wonderland of colour, noise and spectacularness! And I am not even sure that is a real word!
We were given two tokens for drinks and a round metal washer that was for food at the barbecue actually inside the venue.
The party itself was being held in two rooms, one with a DJ and dancing space and another where the compere Virgin Xtravanganzah was hosting and introducing the various cabaret acts including burlesque with the fabul0us Talulah Blue.
We got a drink and then the tunes hit and we had to get onto the dance floor. The music was everything from heavy metal, to 80’s pop to a bit of rap. The place was absolutely heaving and the atmosphere was positively buzzing.
Mingling with all the party crowd we chatted with the Collectif girls and some wonderful ladies who had travelled from Denmark just for the event. It was networking at it’s best.
Virgin Xtravaganzah announced Talulah Blue who performed a routine with around 12 hula hoops on a tiny stage. It was mesmerising to watch (and she had an amazing figure) and had the crown enthralled.
Afterwards was the first annual Londonedge awards with winners including Extreme Largeness and Collectif. Glass star shaped trophies were handed out and the winners were extremely vocal in their delight at winning.
We mingled a bit more, had another couple of drinks and chatted to our hearts content. Virgin Xtravaganza did songs from her Drag act which were both witty and bloody hilarious!
We were treated to another performance from Talulah Blue involving a costume bedecked in pearls and lace and two huge white ostrich fans. She was absolutely fabulous and made me so envious with her fantastic costume and talents.
We had chatted with a few of the photographers including Chris at the event earlier in the day and they were at the evening event taking lots of photographs. Somehow I managed to end up in quite a lot of them, which was a bit strange, but very lovely too.
Of course there were also lots of tipsy silly photos during the course of the evening…
Sadly because we had eaten at Byron burger I was too full to even think about having food from the barbecue, however I have to say the chicken and burgers looked absolutely amazing. The aroma was just divine and I wish I had waited to have dinner there.
A bit more dancing from the group and a little live-streaming on Facebook with Nikee and it was almost time for me to go to the train station. Before we left, we had to have a picture taken of this huge mosaic as it was perfect!
Thankfully several of us were all leaving at the same time and hopped on the tube to Kings Cross where I had around 20 minutes until my train arrived.
Having a well earned glass of Rose on the train home, I arrived just after midnight, very tired but ecstatic after a fun filled day with fabulous friends.