Without question, my favourite thing about writing Girl At The Rock Show is the opportunities which arise from it. Whether it be stumbling upon cool goings on from the research I do to keep the blog current, or invitations to press launches or blogger only events, my life has become a whole lot more interesting since I started my little side project.
Pop Picturehouse is a brand new venture by a lovely lady called Hope, who quit her day job to follow her dream. Pretty inspirational stuff. Grease was the first of what will hopefully be a long series of Pop Picturehouse events and in my opinion it was a great success!
For the evening, Pop Picturehouse took over the basement bar of Hard Rock Cafe on Park Lane. As well as the main event – a showing of the classic movie, with some key scenes acted out – there were 50s hair and make up make overs, a photobooth, themed cocktails and movie snacks.
The actors were brilliant, they really stuck to their roles all night, wandering around talking to guests as though they really were the high school students from the 50s!
Here are Lauren of Saharasplash and I with Danny and Kenickie!
Of course, during the performance, shy wallflower me was dragged on stage… And of course Luisa took photos, haha!
Look how embarrassed I was! (Although that is also an ‘ouch’ face, since Kenickie took me up by my bad arm, haha!)
Dress code wise, it was one of those times that anything goes. Some people went all out in costume (one brave lady with an amazing figure made a brilliant bad Sandy!), others hinted at the theme, like myself and Luisa of Eat Sleep Luisa Repeat.
I was really happy when Rizzo told me that, with my pink leather studded jacket, I’d make a great member of the Pink Ladies, haha! Sadly I didn’t get a proper picture of my outfit, but here’s a bad quality bathroom selfie that’ll give you an idea…
Luisa looked gorgeous in a bad Sandy inspired black off the shoulder top, especially after her 50s hair makeover – I think after the evening we all decided that backcombing is the way forward!
Well done Hope for putting on a fabulous first event! I can’t wait until the next one, Spiceworld on 22nd February! If you’re free that evening I definitely recommend grabbing a ticket, currently only £10 here! I might be a little braver with a costume for this one!
Psst… Hard Rock London have a new guy on board who has all sorts of fun things planned, so keep an eye on their upcoming events!
All photos my own, apart from those of me on stage, taken by Luisa.
If you’re interested in any of the performers or make up artists, you can find their details below;
Danny – Bradley Judge
Kenickie – Joshua Wills
Rizzo – Francesca Pim
Sandy – Stephanie Stone