Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
I mean I once found a room for £30 literally next to Victoria Station via lastminute.com but this is a rariety and it's never happened since. It's pot luck as to who you'll be sharing with but my first experience of a hostel was that everyone was nice enough and you stay out of each other's way anyway.
I had the added celebrity benefit that my hostel was right behind radio one. Literally the building behind-adjoined onto it. So if you ever want to do some early morning stalking you could always travel down the night before and then just toddle round at the crack of dawn, no major biggie. Google YHA Central. It's on Bolsover Street near Regent's Park.
Onto the Barfly. The venue is quite a small one but it's obviously made for what it does. There's a bar upstairs where the stage is but also a bigger one downstairs. It's clean and well looked after. No sticky floors and no nasty toilets. Although I did find some funny Harry Potter graffiti on one cubicle there's no clogged bowls or scummy soap-and-foundation powder sludge trails around the sinks. So that's a big tick for Camden Barfly.
The Struts were, as always, absolutely fabulous darling. This was quite a big gig for them but they performed really well. They work well together as a band unit and it clearly shows. Even when they get the verses the wrong way round (Luke) they still carry on and act like nothing happened. They don't have a major strop and stop the show (Rihanna). None of this 'let's try again and take it from the top' rubbish. Because The Struts are professionals. I would've really liked to have heard a few more songs that would've showed a wider range of their sound, but unfortunately they were on a tight 'schedule'. Never mind! They rocked what they had and made the most out of it. I came away a very proud Strutter and one with a free T-shirt. Thank you boys, thank you very much.
What's up next? Well I'm at home chilling in woolly leggings and my giant cardi. I've got another trip to London to see McFly performing in Oxford Circus this Saturday (I am literally insane). Probably three songs and then that's it. But unless I'm willing to pay £75 for a gold circle ticket in Liverpool Arena (I'm not) or settle for a crap seat (I'm not) this is probably my last chance to see them perform this year. Hey, ho, let's go.