I really liked The Henchmen (from Glasgow) and Ten Tonne Dozer (from Shetland) really connected with the crowd. And by connected I mean physically. And by physically I mean left the stage and wrestled to the ground.
As it was a rare night off for many of us in our group of friends we headed to pretty my favourite bar in Glasgow, Slouch, for more drinking, music and general revelry. I never think of Slouch as being my favourite pub because its in the centre of town so it feels like it should belong to the city not a neighbourhood like where you find most fave pubs or locals but it is actually my favourite pub. If it was more local to me I'd never leave. I don't think I've ever been in a pub with such good music in my life. It feels like its been designed specifically for me and my friends.
It's more of a £££ kind of place but the quality is evident in the food. We took a quick photo outside which involved a bit of "Careful, I don't want 'Fanny' just above my head." "Well, I don't want 'Trollope' above mine!" All jokes aside I highly recommend Fanny Trollopes for a bite to eat ahead of a show at the Hydro or a visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.
I'm a bit obsessed with the John Knox paintings there. His paintings of the view from Ben Lomond are magnificent. I'd really like to get big print copies of them for the flat.
I'm thinking of doing a costume design course later this year at one of the local colleges which involves making a Regency outfit so I took advantage of the museum visit to check out some of the period pieces for inspiration. I may not be able to do the course if it clashes with work but I'd like to give making a costume at home a go anyway.
On the way to the museum we passed the luscious and verdant Flower House Hotel and now I want to live there. We also passed a punk Monkey ziplining across the street...