I have been doing a bit of reminiscing on my Summer today and what a Summer it was! Here are my favorite moments. Thanks to everyone that partied, helped me around and generally were allround superstars :-)
1. Wickerman Fesitval
For those of you that don’t know, Wickerman is a festival in Scotland and this year I had the honor of playing there. If being asked to spin beats at it wasn’t enough, I was sharing a tent with two of my heros – Elite Force and Meat Katie (a big tent that is, not a small one!). Upon arrival I was chauffeured to the disabled parking area on a quad where the Lincoln boys awaited all branded up in ‘fifties crew’ t-shirts – I was delighted! Highlight of the weekend apart from playing was Chic. They definitively stole the show. Quote of the weekend ‘he’s hung like a budgies tongue!’ (in a very Scottish accent)! Many thanks to Simon Jackson for having us and making us so welcome.
2. The Marbs Weddding
4 star all inclusive hotel in La Cala de Mijas, Marbella! The Mayos, Friests and friends get together for the wedding of my good friend Pip and fiance Dan. We had amazing scenery, we had all the lemon fanta and vodka we could drink (not to mention the cheese and ham toasties!), new friends were made and it was a great chance to hang out for fun in the sun. The bride and bride’s maids looked amazing coral red everyone scrubbed up well. Highlights – Seeing Mayo get hitched, the Irish Bar and buying trinkets from the lookie lookie man!
3. Michael Buble at the O2 Dublin
Okay, so I am going to loose some of my street cred saying this but the Buble really was something – a showman to the end, he had the audience on his side form the moment we got on stage. Plus Buble is hot! Let’s just forget about the lingerie modelling wife for a second… Lots of swooning women and bored husbands. Poor Dad. The staging and visuals were also top notch. For some one who used to hate him … he now has +1 fans. His version of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ made the night.
4. June London Weekend
Well, it was that time of year again – the Elite Force Boat party! The hottest day of the year in London, a group of swash bucklers boarded the vessel for a night of sweaty, sweaty partying! Although I couldn’t dance, I enjoyed catching up with a few people I don’t get to see in person very often. 2 thumbs down for the drugged up American teenager I got stuck beside on the bus talking about EDM while I tried not to be sick because it was so hot! The jerk chicken man at Jamm sorted me right out!
The next day I took the chance to hook up with Mr No Hands and the lovely Rebecca for boozy fun beer garden times plus I went to my first ever improvised music, comedy at the Udderbelly and it was hillarious! The plot involved a couple called Adam and Steve living in the garden of eden! I don’t know how the actors did it … so clever.
This year, the O’Donnell clan set of to North Italy for their annual vacation! The hotel was georgeous and the food was immense (as long as you like seafood that is – otherwise you’re f**ked). Venice sure is an extraordinary city though difficult to get round if you are physically impaired. It was good to liaise with my uncle who was there with work and his workmate that took pictures of absolutely EVERYTHING. Dish of the trip was definitely the octopus on the last night. It was simply delicious!