7/4/09

waxing gibbous

The local Niteclub, Vibe, had a full moon party last Saturday. The concept was to capture the wild spirit of one of those trancey all-nighters that go down on the beaches out in Thailand. Some of the local boyos must have come back last Summer with the faces peeling off them and tales galore of the craic they had out there, atein' funny mushrooms and hittin' the sliotar around the beach with some ladyboys at dawn. Last week, it was time to bring a bit of that exotic magic to Kells. Forty tonnes of sand were dumped inside the niteclub and a hot-tub was placed in the smoking area to create that authentic beach experience. Not to be outdone by the lack of a full moon (it was a tiny fingernail on the night in question) the organisers bravely raised a huge smiley helium balloon against the uncooperative lunar calendar so the good people of the town could get wild n'funky. I went down with a few mates and we had the most magical, enlightening, loved-up night of our lives... Only kidding. It was pure shite. I knew in my heart we were chasing rainbows as the twelve euro cover charge was bled out of us at ten minutes to fucking two. "Typical Vibe" we muttered, the opening incantation of an inevitable, grim ritual. Subsequent highlights included someone getting sick in the sand, a local girl in a bikini horsing around the hot-tub with a ripped Germanic dude while a shadowy conglomeration of paunchy young farmers with buckeldy belts and wranglers looked on intently, and someone telling the black toilet attendant "ye must feel at home tonight with all this sand." Kells, I love you but I hate you. full moon party Thailand full moon party Kells. Something good is happening in Kells this weekend though, the yearly town festival which actually has a lot of engaging looking events. I know a few people end up on this site when they search for useful information about the town, because I tag the word 'Kells' a lot. Well, Kells information seekers - if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend may I suggest taking a visit to the Arches bar from 8pm on Sunday night (5th of July). Two talented local comedians, Aodhgan Comiskey and Fred Cooke, will be doing their thing and there will be an open mic too. If you see me, try to stop me going to Sunday night Vibe. Why? Because it is a bleak vortex of career alcoholics and cougars. Yet, despite all our best intentions it will start to exert an inexplicable gravitational pull on us the very minute the barman in the Arches yodels "Time now folks!"

10 comments:

mp3hugger said...

Is that a not so sneaky cigarette I spy there, hmmm.

tad said...

Sounds better than what I'm doing this weekend....

Gardenhead said...

hugger..the photo is actually generic. I typed in to google image search night out in Kells. So I reckon its pre smoking ban.
tad...even if you were clipping your nails it would be better than my last two weekends out.

Eoin said...

As someone from a much smaller town than Kells, I feel your pain on all fronts there. Re: use of the word 'local' though. Isn't a local shop a shop that's located in the place in which it's located? And isn't a local person just someone who lives in the place they live? This was a pet peeve of my fathers, which I seem quite unexpectedly to have inherited.

Gardenhead said...

haha Eoin thanks for sharing the peeve. I'm against cliches in writing so from now on i will be painfully aware of my use of the word 'local' in my writing thanks to you.

toast said...

awesome article

you should have gone to mantra bar in maynooth

http://atoast2toast.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/where-the-streets-have-no-name/

Eoin said...

Urgh, I don't even remember writing that. Let's just say, I doubt I'd be drunk and posting on the internet at half two in the morning if I had a girlfriend.

Leigh O'Gorman said...

reminds me of those horrible "beach" parties that were often drummed up by morons in university

cue me beating my head against a brick hoping that the "craic" will somehow fuck off

am i bitter about a wasted youth - yes, yes i am!!

Gardenhead said...

toast - I'll check out your post

Eoin - people trawling blogs while drunk is one of the things that makes the 'net interesting

Leigh - this was an adapted beach party. The sand was left over from the previous week. HAHA

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at onavery.blogspot.com have a mirror or another source?


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Peter