THE BANG BANG REVIEW1 Wednesday February 16 2011 Written by flyprints
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WRITTEN BY: FLYPRINTS
A few things can be associated with the phrase bang bang. For instance the sound one makes when having sexual intercourse or the sound one makes when ‘letting off’ one’s pistol however, ‘THE BANG BANG’ Is an event where ‘snap back’ wearing, Red strip drinking, PR working people all congregate to socialize. Like the song “being a dickheads’s cool” crudely illustrates, the east end of London has become a hotspot for creative’s all over the world and ‘The BANG BANG’ is at the centre of it all.
The flyer on facebook stated that the rave began at 10:00pm and that if you arrived before 11pm you could get in for free so, being the cheap skates we are we arrived at 10:15 however, to our surprise, the venue hadn’t even open yet! So with my Red Stripe in hand we went to the only place that was warm and free.(note to anyone, now it’s exclusive guest list only)
The bang bang is held in Bar 512 in Dalston, it has ample space out side to mingle and smoke. The bouncers were surprisingly polite and they didn’t overly thrisk me.. In fact, the guy politely asked if he could look though my camera bag (maybe because he thought I was the photographer) and then let me in. The venue is split up into 2 sections. One smaller side where you could drink/chat and a bigger side to dance. Although the event was being held in a club it had a house party quality to it, the bartenders weren’t spraying coke out of the ‘pumpy’ things but instead they were pouring it from bottles, I was a little unnerved by this. The only down side was the venue size at one point it felt as though we where sardines, a good thing if you’re a pervert and bad if you don’t like sweat. I’m somewhere in the middle.
MUSIC / DJ / LIVE PA
Finally a place where they play all the music you wished you heard at other clubs. Aren’t we tired of west end/ central London raves where all the DJ’s play the same predictable mixes. At the bang bang They played rap, Dubstep, Grime and Bashment. The mixes were thoughtful utilising classic songs from the past and combining them with music that could have dropped just a day earlier.
Firstly let me just say the one thing I liked about this event was that most people seemed to leave their ego’s at the door. Usually when I go to urban raves I see wanna be gangsters with champagne buckets. However, in THE BANGBANG people know how to party ,one girl even passed out on the dance floor(embarrassingly awesome ). The crowd was very mixed it was like a microcosm of the United Nations. The boy to girl ration was 50/50 and everybody seemed good natured.
The Bang Bang is a place to have good clean cheap fun. Apart from the small venue size i cant find any faults with this event . The next one is on 26 February at Bar 512 512 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE
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