We decided to start a monthly office gig night, the innocent
Madchester music club. Secretly I wanted the opportunity to dig out
my Affleck's flares and hoodie from my Wigan college days, so we
headed down to The After
Show, a night which is the brainwave of Danny McNamara from
Who better to meet at the inaugural event than Clint Boon, one
time organ player with the Inspiral Carpets (sadly without his
magnificent carpet barnet he sported back in the Madchester
Clint is our kid Fiona's favourite DJ. You can listen to him on
venture down to South
on a Saturday for his Disco Rescue club night where he plays the
coolest old and new indie tunes.
Clint's a really friendly, down-to earth guy, as is Romeo from
the Magic Numbers,
who I bumped into coming out of the loos. I think I'd better point
out at this juncture that I wasn't hanging round the Gents trying
to track down male rock stars, it just happens that the toilets in
Sankey's are unisex.
Romeo told me he drinks our smoothies most days, so he was
especially pleased to be given one for an energy boost before going
on stage. They played a fantastic gig - it was wicked seeing them
in such an intimate venue. After they finished we downed our
smoothies and caught the disco bus home.
Congratulations to Danny and all involved as the night was a
huge success and we look forward to returning soon.
by our Vic in the Manchester office (pictured with