Prince, Chromeo and the Chettle Village Fete

Last week was a pretty busy one for us. First up, we managed to get tickets for Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL at the Roundhouse on Wednesday night. The tickets sold out in four minutes and the venue’s capacity is only around 3,300 (standing), so we were very lucky indeed! Yup, it did dent my purse a little, but it was an amazing night and I’m pretty glad we splashed out.

We arrived just a little after Prince has gone on stage for his second performance of the night and unfortunately it seemed to be a bit of a free for all when it came to the seats, but we were shown to an even better spot than we had reserved and had an amazing view. It was meant to be… and yes, we always book seats because little people need a better vantage point!

The show lasted for well over 2 hours and we didn’t get home until after 1am, but we heard all the hits and some. It was definitely one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to and I loved the fact that there was a phone ban – It made such a difference to the whole atmosphere. Some naughty rebels managed to get a quick video in though *cough*

On Friday night, we went back to the Roundhouse to see Chromeo. Both Alex and I have loved these guys since they first appeared in the UK. I suppose musically, they’re a little like Prince in the early 80’s, but not quite as slick as the main man himself. They really put on a great show, but the mic seemed a little low on Friday and I would have liked the vocals to be a bit clearer, but hey ho! Another amazing night out with so much energy from the crowd and Chromeo themselves. There were a lot of crazy dance moves going down…  I mean, where do you even find those moves, people?!

On Saturday, we dragged ourselves out of bed and drove to Chettle Village Fete in Dorset, which is organised by a friend and some other very hard-working folk. It was really great to get out of London and quite a few of our city friends were also there, which was fab. The weather was great and as always the fete was jam-packed with things to giggle at all day. If you go to one village fete, this is the one to do! We opted to drive back rather than stay over night for various reasons –  poor old Betsy the chihuahua was completely wiped out and is still struggling to keep her eyes open today after a full on day of barking action. There were so many dogs there and she’s a little nervous, so was on high alert all day. Alex entered her in to a few of the dog show catagories, but sadly, we came away empty handed. Poor Alex couldn’t get her to perform her usual tricks in public! Next time. Next time.


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Dorset Village

Miss Alternative Chettle…

Chettle Fete 2014

Betsy is not convinced she should follow the sheep’s instructions…

Sheep at Chettle Fete

You can read an online review of the the Chromeo gig HERE and see some great images HERE

And a couple of Prince reviews HERE and HERE.

I trust you had a good weekend? x

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  1. Steph June 13, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    Those shows and the fete sound GREAT. Betsey still wins an unoffical dog award for cuteness. :) We went to a a small-venue Prince show awhile back too. I subsisted on rice and beans for a month to buy tickets and now call cheap meals ‘the Prince diet’. it was totally worth it though- one of the most epic sets ever! We were standing at the front and the man himself smiled down at us.

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