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Hard News: Friday Music: Dancing Fool

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  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Intermusicality is pretty prevalent, and often it's unintentional as in these two:

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    a bit stern about talking on the dancefloor

    conversing leads to bad things

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Venetia King, in reply to Russell Brown,

    What’s the music like?

    I've only got the Wellington one to go on, they seem to have a different person in charge of playlisting it each time so it does vary. But they post their playlists on their Facebook page after the events - below is the one for the night that I went:

    Lorde – Million Dollar Bills
    Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
    Crystal Castles – Year Of Silence
    The Kills – Cheap And Cheerful
    The Smiths – This Charming Man
    Paloma Faith – Upside Down
    Justin Timberlake – Señorita
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Black Tongue
    Battles – Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo)
    Peaches – Boys Wanna Be Her
    Hot Chip – Don't Dance
    The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
    Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For?
    N.E.R.D. – Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)
    Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
    Lykke Li – Get Some
    SJD – Baby You're Oh So
    Basement Jaxx – Where's Your Head At

    I think I only knew four or five of the songs, recognised a few other artists (although Peaches made me think of Girlschool for some reason), but most of them were pretty danceable and I didn't hate anything - Justin Timberlake was probably the least enjoyable, Ms Stefani & Basement Jaxx the most fun. I thanked the playlister afterwards for playing heaps of female vocalists, I find that tends to be unusual on the rare occasions I'm out for a boogie.

    Is there somewhere nice to sit down and take a break? (I see they’re a bit stern about talking on the dancefloor.)

    I expect that depends on the venue, and if it's Wellington, how much you like sitting on a wooden floor! They're currently using the upstairs of Thistle Hall and had no seating that I could see. There were toilets available downstairs but it's pretty spartan. I gather the point is to go there and have a dance, not to catch up with your mates :)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 117 posts Report Reply

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