‘You’re Boring I’m Bored’ election night gig
posted by: John Talbot | on: Monday, 26 June 2017, 10:24
You’re Boring I’m Bored is a new live music night in east London which showcases new talent and promises crowd interaction through ludicrous games and spot prizes.
When the snap election was called in April it felt only natural that we should have a party on the night to watch the result unfold, which eventually no-one could have predicted.
It also felt natural, given the divisive nature of politics recently and some of the more shocking events in the UK, that all profits raised should go to a charity that encourages cohesion in our communities and celebrates what unites us all rather than preying on our fears and perceived differences. As organiser it meant a lot to me to be working to fund HOPE not hate on the night.
The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch was quick to confirm the free use of its venue and team; the night was soon announced featuring DJs and live performances from local musicians.
Giving their time and talents by performing for free were singer & songwriter Harry Pane, Brighton’s The RPMs, stomping rockers Alexis Kings and Britwave upstarts SHINERS. The night was topped off with a last minute secret performance by Youth of the Apocalypse, which features members of Klaxons and Gorillaz as well as boasting for one night only guest rapper DMC (Darryl McDaniels) of legends Run DMC.
It proved an incredibly successful evening. As well as brilliant live music, punters were entertained by a live arm-wrestling contest between the upper and the working classes, plus a graffiti-slash-colouring-in contest that saw a political vision for Britain like never seen before!
With hundreds of £s raised for HOPE not hate, everyone came away feeling connected and confident that community and good times trumps extremism every time.
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