I wasn't when I woke up at 5.45am on Saturday morning, nor was I when we got on the MEGABUS (they're nuclear powered I tell ya!) at 7.50am at Victoria. I wasn't ready for the trip along the M4, it was way tooooo hot on the bus, but by the time we got to Bristol at 10.30am I was feeling a little more ready.
Dan and I met up with silks_ic
shortly after departing from the MEGABUS, and he was obviously a little worse for wear due to the previous nights drinking (damn car, I so wanted to be there Friday night). He told me to not be so happy to see him as it was affecting his hangover.
The three of us tootled around Bristol for a bit before ending up in a Weatherspoons for lunch. Mmmmmmm steak...
Part way through lunch I received a phone call from kheeram
asking where we were. He and the other chaps were progressing through their pub crawl and wanted us to come and join them. I did point out that I wasn't a girl, but the words "gaffa tape" and "strap on" were used which meant I could get past that problem.
Would have liked to have joined them earlier but was still very tired from having got up so early and was also aware of my limited finances, so we said we'd join them later. Felt quite happy about being invited along, as a pub crawl is far more my thing than sitting around drinking wine, eating chocolates, and wearing a face pack.
So we headed back to silks_ic
's house, via Tesco, and mooched their for a bit. Well when I say mooched, I actually fell asleep for about ah hour and a half due to being knackered. I woke up feeling much better, and proceeded to start drinking with the other two. We knew we'd not be able to catch up with the others, but it was nice to make a little head-way.
After eating we caught a bus into the city centre and caught up with everyone at The Eclipse. Ran into marktoy
who told me that I had been nominated the "responsible adult" for the evening, amusing considering I was one of the youngest there. I told him not to run with scissors but everything else was allowed.
Most of the blokes where decked out in white t-shirts, with the arms ripped off, and "God of Rock World Tour" written on them in marker pen. Then each had their nickname and other words of wisdom and what pubs they'd been to written on them. Then bumped into maelgwyn
, the best man and the one really responsbile for us all, who explained the "Are you ready to ROCK?" question and the appropriate response. indykid
saw fit to full explain the response to me later... ugh.
Whilst in The Eclipse the first horror of the evening occurred... I could cope with Elvis and Stef wearing the mullet wigs, what was a little hard to cope with was Elvis with a homemade white thong over his shorts... this image being bad enough, well things got worse later.
Eventually spotted the groom to be as he appeared from The Full Moon, in the midst of doing a sound check. Gareth's t-shirt was appropriately graffitied with "I R the Rock God!", he looked very happy which was a constant for the rest of the night... even when surrounded by gorillas... more on this later.curlwomble
was obviously worse for wear, and couldn't remember my real name so kept on calling me Elani. Shortly after this Caroline, the bride to be, and the rest of the girls turned up, to a mixed reaction from the lads.
At this point maelgwyn
asked us to go into The Full Moon, as the band would be ready to start. The came on to the theme from the Muppet Show, and did about 5 songs. They were very cool, and there were appropriate gaps to embarrass Gareth and for maelgwyn
to lead most people in a chorus of "We're not worthy" whilst on their knees in front of the groom to be.curlwomble
danced to the band in a similar way to a friend of ours called Lermit danced, and eventually he had to go home as the blood in his alcohol stream really couldn't cope any more. He was staying at pauln
's so was taken home by Paul who had been persecuted by the Sun a bit too much that day.
What followed was much drinking and dj-ing by ephraim
and two others who I don't know. Then a couple of hours later we were all called back inside maelgwyn
who proceeded to break his promise of not embarrasing either G or C. First torment was a McYokel song that obvious meant a lot to those former McYokels there. Then G & C were asked to sit on stage, whilst maelgwyn
told us that he had hired two of the most exotic erotic dancers he could find, Oook and Eeek. The familiar strains of "The Bad Touch" by the Bloodhound Gang started whilst the two Giant Gorilla came onto the stage and began to gyrate at the couple.
You had to be there to appreciate it, and if you weren't there, then just be thankful of that. :-)
Rest of the night followed the theme of drinking, dancing, drinking, frothing, drinking etc and repeat. I didn't get as drunk as I did the previous weekend, but that's because I didn't down a bottle of neat Archers. Nor did I head bang that much, simply because the pain of last week was still to fresh in my mind (how is your neck today silks_ic
I did dance lots though as I do love to dance, ephraim
played many tracks that I've not heard in ages that reminded me of the Alt Nights we used to go to at Uni. Many thank yous to Rachel for the provakative dancing to some tracks and to Von Dave for dancing with me to Poison, the only other people dancing to it were couples and I would have felt such a lemon if he hadn't of danced with me.
Eventually about 1am ish Dan, silks_ic
and I got in a taxi and headed home. Am rather glad Dan lasted until after got out of the taxi before throwing up as there were signs in the taxi telling us that £30 would be added to charge if any "soiling" occurred. I sobered up very quickly so I could look after Dan, and eventually we all made it back to the house where sleep quickly followed.
The next day no one really fancied going out for breakfast, bar me, so I volunteered to cook breakfast for us all. One full breakfast later I was higher on the better house guest list than evilgood
as he only made bacon sandwiches, apparently the next time he is in Bristol he'll be doing a Sunday Roast.
We headed round to kheeram
and Neill's house where others had stayed. We drank tea and were introduced to the music of Richard Cheese, very cool. Elvis, being the King that he is, had offered to give us a lift back to Hatfield so we didn't have to endure the MEGABUS again.
We got home about 5.30ish which was cool, and at about 7ish I fell asleep until 8.30. Not long after I woke up woodbrook
turned up and we watched Clueless. Was going to watch Solaris, but I didn't think my brain would be able to take it.
Went to sleep, got up, came to work... no boss here for a week! YAY!
All in all a good end to a brill weekend.
ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?!