sh With one of my friends working for Regression Sessions we’d bagged ourselves the prize for winning VIP tickets to the Hippy Trippy Shakedown event with a tasty £50 as well…nice one Al you absolute beaut.
So pre-drinks got interesting. To think I’d never drank absinthe before…and no wonder why! It’s 68%!! So it seemed from the off it was gonna be one of those nights…having had my fill of rum and coke followed by a cheeky shot of absinthe we were on our way.
Now this was the best venue I’d ever seen in my life!!!! I think was probably just the way they’d decked the place up so magically. But with Fire and Lightbox being two venues right next to each other for this event they’d managed to open the doors to connect the two venues so the place seemed never ending.
We began in quite a small space themed room with fluorescent planets which set the tone for the glowing venue.
But things really took a turn when we ventured into the main room. A much bigger crowd, with a balcony, strange random stage blocks dotted around the room for people to stand on (not gonna lie…there were pretty scary…could’ve been caused some serious damage), and a fluorescent camper van for the main stage!
I loved how random the venue was with inflatables, some hippy signage, space and psychedelic decorations. I’m a big one for colour and lights on a night out as well and this place was packed full of it.
Now whilst the main room was gorgeous I ADORED the lightbox room!!! With led lights embedded on the ceiling and over the walls it was like dancing with the galaxy at your fingtertips. The synchronicity of the lights with the music as well…OH SWEET JESUS…I didn’t wanna leave!
And then there was the drum and bass room. A completely nuts encounter…definitely intense…as good as it was we couldn’t stay there for too long…I think there’s only so much DNB you can take to be honest.
We headed outside chilling in their huge outside seating area to get our bearings but not for long. We were off again till whatever time in the morning.
I literally couldn’t tell you what time we left but all I know is we were leaving as the sweaty glittery messes we were on the tube the same time as people were dressed for work in their corporate suits. We were definitely having the better time on the tube that day.
Regression Sessions…I just can’t wait for another of your events and as for the venue Fire & Lightbox I will definitely be returning.
Best night of the year so far hands down…but then it is only February eh!