At the weekend, after my second week at $NewCompany I made my way to Brighton. I’d originally planned a busy weekend catching up with people but as the weekend approached I needed sleep and relaxation. I stayed in on Friday, only popping in out to buy a curry, and spent a leisurely Saturday morning buying supplies for the coming week.
On Saturday afternoon I travelled up to London to visit Rockcabaret. It was a long journey since we had to stop at the garage near Rabbit Island on the A23 to fix a headlight. I drove up with Kitty Peels, Rosy and China, who I’d not met before. Waiting for the club to start, I asked China what she did and discovered she co-owned a circus. I was, as you can imagine, quite excited to hear this, and we had a very long discussion.
Kitty was booked to perform a rope act. Watching her rehearsal in bright lights above a hard wooden floor was nerve-wracking, everything looking dangerous. Everything went well and she disappeared to get changed and people started arriving. We posed in the photography studio, and watched some acts, including Leo and Yam who did an amazing double silks act. Kitty’s act, a Barbarella Futuristic 60’s Extravaganza was incredible.
After the acts there was dancing. The music at the club was pretty good (they played a whole side of Sign of the Times before opening). We didn’t leave until very late, when we had a long journey home. I discovered China and I had hung out in a lot of the same places so we talked about the old days (as, I guess, the mid-90’s are now) and things in Brighton that aren’t there any longer.
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