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of birthdays, concerts and sorry-I-couldn't-make-it stories - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
flavius_m
flavius_m
of birthdays, concerts and sorry-I-couldn't-make-it stories
Last week end was rather long. It could have started on Tuesday, Bastille Day which also happens to be my birthday. After last year's fiasco (when I found myself alone in the company of kruku in the middle of a sea of tables reserved for us in a pub in Holborn) I didn't feel like putting myself through a birthday celebration this year. So I didn't. I'd said to people that I'd share a birthday drink with whoever came to the garden concert I was playing on Thursday. In the event, I had less than half the numbers of people I was anticipating (and that still counting on about half the people who tell you they're going to come actually will -with a lower proportion on Facebook). The concert went well, people liked what I played and I found myself later at Aces & Eights in the good company of ravenstoker, augeas, kekhmet and one or two other people. A couple of pints, a pizza and some good conversation.

On Friday I went to a football pub ... no, wait, went there to see djpsyche's band the Memepunks doing their usual fun covers and mash-ups, with deathboy doing an excellent opening set (we'll have to talk about his remarkable guitar technique:) and aliasrob doing a short but sweet stand-up comedy set. After this I went to Aces and Eights.. again, to join the goths at the New Dusk and dance a little bit. On Saturday, finally, I had some birthday cake at Reptile, as well as perhaps one or two pints more and a little bit of dancing and talking rubbish catching up with peeps. So it would seem like I did get a little bit of birthday celebration after all.

We'll see whether next year my birthday-twin lovelybug and I can get it together to make a joint celebration. We'll see.

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djpsyche From: djpsyche Date: July 22nd, 2015 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy belated birthday!
flavio_matani From: flavio_matani Date: July 23rd, 2015 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Belated thanks! :)
wildean_heart From: wildean_heart Date: July 22nd, 2015 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would come to your, and any London friend who asked mes, birthday parties if I lived nearer. To get to something in London I have to travel 2.5 hours there and back of an evening, and in the week that is impossible because by the time I've turned up I have to go!

I've been there with the no show birthdays (you were there for one of them!) and it's so gut wrenching when you've made the effort to go to their party - so be assured that if I didn't show up it was because I had to be at work first thing and live in Oxford, not London! (And didn't come at the weekend because I had to travel to Wales to see my poorly grandma.)
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: July 22nd, 2015 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hello:) I somehow had missed that you'd moved to a new journal, sorry about that! And yes, I know you're not very near. I was ranting rather about the people that promise you they'll attend your function/concert/funeral/whatever and then don't turn up and finally come up with excuses that make you think they knew all along they wouldn't be able to make it so why tell you they're coming?

Mmm.. OTIOH, I haven't been to Oxford for over twenty years.. maybe I'm due back at some point.... :)
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