Reasons to not randomly search for shit on YouTube 101 – Finding this corker from just about 20 years ago.
10 seconds in, (coincidentally just after you hear someone exclaim “Jesus Christ!”) there’s a boy in a grey hoodie with a chinstrap beard. Behind him is a chick with a ginge tinge to her scraped back council-house facelift and the early formation of a double chin. That’d be me and my then bf. If you watch it again you will see the midget form of a tiny woman with a ropey perm and an uncanny likeness to Penfold from ‘Dangermouse’. THAT hateful woman! (far too long a story) , staring up at me from the depths of that queue of badly dressed ravers put more of a chill down my spine than the sight of me looking just as fecking scruffy and chinny, man-faced gingeytingey as I still do 20 years later!
I forced myself to watch the rest of the footage and the other 4 parts that followed although I knew I wouldn’t be on it again. I remember that night because I wasn’t feeling the love back then like pretty much everyone else on the video. The gurn burn hadn’t struck me, my pupils remained the national avrerage diameter and I had yet to gain the ability to make a stick of gum last for 72 hours. I was likely in the ladies loo making new friends and talking rubbish. Although I do believe that was the night I took my first foray into the realm of the recreational temazepan (prescribed legitimately to me at the time for sleeplessness). May I recommend though that this not be combined with a first ever wrap of speed. I raved like a good’un from the waist up but was a tad sluggish from the waist down if memory serves. Fireman’s lifted onto the dancefloor from the stage at one point by a friend to try and get me moving 🙂
Did see a few familiar fucked up looking faces weaving their way through the crowd of sweaty bodies though. It took me back indeed but being 20 years older I just wanted to scream “Turn the bloody lights on” or ” Hello! Ever heard of a sports bra?” and “Take your damn hat/jumper off FFS!”
Where are all those sweaty, permed, woolly hat, cut off shorts wearing freaks now I wonder? Probably estate agents, electricians, respectable parents, teachers, bankers, maybe even massage therapists? ;-p
THAT woman is dead though, I know that for sure, and I don’t mind admitting that I’m not at all sorry about that.