A lil late, but here goes. I recently ventured into Dalston for Heart of Glass Club and had a complete blast losing myself in a realm of sexy, raw, punk rock ‘n’ roll!
If you haven’t been, I highly recommend you check it out next time it’s in London, or if you happen to be in Manchester.
I stumbled across the event on Facebook (as you do) and the words ‘flamboyant’ plus ‘1970s Glam Punk’ in the description caught my attention, as did the words ‘Dress Up’ so I knew I just had to go plus I felt daring venturing into Dalston as it's an area a rarely ever explore, haha.
I’m a bit of an escapist and wish I’d grown up in a different era, most of the things I love existed in previous decades, I tend to romanticise them quite a bit and I was definitely in the mood for 70’s Glam Punk.
We we were greeted by a very well dressed Billy Idol lookalike, Mickey Strangeways who was spinning the decks to some of my faves, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, Iggy and the Stooges and David Bowie to name but a few.
As usual I did feel a little over dressed in a club which stated to dress up (which is nothing new really). I love to stand out but I do sometimes wish people would make a bit more effort. Nevertheless there was definitely a rock 'n' roll vibe going on.
The location was fab, hosted in the basement of the Shacklewell Arms. Think graffitied up doors and sticky floors, what more could you really want.