Saturday night on the South Bank
A friend was passing through town and we decided to meet up in Gabriel’s wharf and have some dinner as it was another fine summer evening. Gabriel’s Wharf is great place to sit outdoors when the weather is good and have a drink and or something to eat.
After that we, went to the White Hart on Cornwall Road near Waterloo for a few drinks. They have a good selection of some interesting beers on tap like Fruli a Belgian fruit beer. My friend was quite pleased that they had some quality German beers; if only I could remember the name of what he was drinking; it began with a K.
I was wondering if anything was going on by the National Theatre. This time of year, there are usually out door performances. And I was not wrong, around 10:30 PM we just caught the beginning of Addcitive.tv doing a live VJ set on the roof of the NT. The funny thing was it took us few minutes going up and down stairs trying to get up to the balcony; it was like a maze; we weren’t the only people trying to get to the performance. Eventually, we did get there. Addictive were using a pretty big projector on top of a tower to display the video on the “flytower”.
Addictive did an hour and a half set featuring clips like a video mash-up of Blondie and the Doors; there was even a segment with Laurel and Hardy set to some massive beats. You can see some of these clips on the Addictive.tv web-site.
After the show, we then went and chilled out in the Late Lounge.
There is more stuff to come for the next few months at the National Theatre as part of the Watch This Space season.