With our weekend crammed full of emotions, some truly ecstatic, others the complete reverse, we wanted to end our four full days of frolicking on a high, especially after we had slept through much of the most anticipated parties of the weekend and so with those excitable emotions intact, we made plans for a liaison with our cougar loving clubbing pal Stephen for Later, which following the Orange/Trade outing, was assuming its new temporary home at Area rather than Fire. Arriving at around about 4 pm., we were greeted by over inquisitive & quite unfriendly security staff, following which the guy on the door was not only rude but carried on chatting on his mobile phone without addressing us at all, save for his enthusiasm to take our money! So, with this sorrowful start, Later had much ground to make up, but by golly did it do so or some, Jay Sharp Vokins & his team putting on a terrific turn in their temporary home, first D’Johnny & then Mikey D completely nailing it in The Chapel Room, uplifting yet tough tunes giving this “Sixties Chic Part II” its own individual style of sound, rousing renditions mixed in with towering tech triumphs that had the room rocking & us in definite “Doing The Disco Matt” mode, even our dance craze rubbing off on a number of others including pal Ross Paterson who flashed it up on his iPhone banner. Plus, it was clear that our cougar loving clubber was getting into the swing of things well, not only entertaining us with his hilarious antics, but the star hat he was wearing, attracting ample amorous advances by a quite a few men up for more than just a dance. With plenty of other familiar faces around, including friends Nick Tcherniak, Tom Marchant, Lee Yeomans, & beefy boy Nadim, we felt very comfortable with our lot, although it was clear from the crowd that the long weekend had taken its toll on quite a few. Then, despite the double dosed Dower delights from Mikey D, who, having tipped our musical scales in Beyond, did it again from start to finish of this, his 2nd superb set in as many days, the team decided to switch the party into Area’s main room, a strange choice that saw the momentum of the party mood drop & the crowd thin, our spot by the D.J. booth never feeling the same and the room hardly half full, perhaps an indication that Later should have stuck to the winning formula of before, rather than stepping into Beyond-esque shoes. That said we had a terrific time at this latest Later outing, so with so much more to say it’s “…ready steady, go for the review…” (DISCO MATT)
Given the high volume of review duties across the two last Bank Holiday weekends, we have decided to combine both later parties we attended into one special review entitled “Double Dose Of Decadent Delight” which will be out right here at http://discomatt.com/web/reviews very soon.