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Meg In A Bar

August 13, 2013 | Social Life, Uncategorized | 21 Comments

I’ve lived in London for the past 3 years, but this past Friday night was the very first time I’ve ever spent an evening at a bar. I know what you’re thinking and it’s true. I am such a wild child.

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My boyfriend and I decided to breakout of our usual routine of Food Network watching Friday night and go downtown to Call The Office to watch our friend’s band play in the Ramonesarama event.

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Before our friend’s band hit the stage, we listened to two other bands before his.

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Each band had to play songs from The Ramones.

By midnight it was our friend’s band, Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants, turn to play.

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All of the bands were so amazing and incredibly talented, but it was really special to see our friend, Mike, playing the lead guitar for his band.

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Even though “the bar scene” was something so new to me, I really enjoyed it. It was fun to go out with my boyfriend and listen to new music. We even brought our new camera with us (we just bought ourselves a Nikon D3100) and took some really cool pictures of our night.

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Mike’s band plays again at a bar in September, so we’ll be going to watch him again. I am really excited for their next concert because they will be playing their music instead of songs from The Ramones.

So there you have it. I am no longer a London-bar-virgin anymore!

Anyone wanna go out this weekend? ;) Cause apparently I do that sort of stuff now. Haha.

Have a great day, friends! And don’t forget to laugh at yourself once and awhile and always, always smile! :D

Love,

Meg xo

Do you like going out to bars? Do the bars you go to play live music? Did you do anything new this weekend? 


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21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Linz @ Itz Linz

    August 13, 2013

    itz definitely been awhile since i’ve been out to the bars… my cousin plays in a band and we love going to see him!

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    lindsay

    August 13, 2013

    haha good for you! it’s all about having fun and supporting friends anyway.

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    Lucie

    August 13, 2013

    Sounds like such a great night! When I was your age, I used to go out at least 3 times a week. Now, that I am a lot older (:-)) I prefer quieter nights, or BBQ with friends or stuff like this. Does not mean I don’t go out at all – 2-3 times a month you can find me in a bar or at a party, especially on vacation . It’s good for the mood = increases happiness!!

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    August 13, 2013

    That sounds like fun, Meg! If I ever find myself in London, I’ll be sure to grab a drink with you ;)

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    August 13, 2013

    You go girl!! There’s nothing like live music, nothing – doesn’t matter if it’s at a bar, club or arena. :)

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    Kylee @ Lifting in Lipstick

    August 13, 2013

    Haha, I never find the time to go out anymore, but I do miss it. It looks like you had a blast, though! This weekend I drove to an IKEA for the second time ever to pick up a few last-minute things for the move this upcoming Saturday, and the nearest one is four hours away (I think…the one in Toronto may be a bit closer but we didn’t want to deal with customs and a car full of furniture boxes) so that was quite a road trip!

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    Nikki @ Grab Your Kicks

    August 13, 2013

    I used to go out in college, but afterwards it lost the appeal. Sometimes it is fun to get out there again. It’s always great to grab a drink with friends or check out some new music! We usually trade going out in favor of “shark tank” on friday nights though. We’re so cool.

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    Amanda @runtothefinish

    August 13, 2013

    I’ve never been a huge bar person, mostly because I don’t like smelling like smoke and I don’t drink. But I do love live music and it’s fun to shake things up now and then with a new scene!!

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    Molly

    August 13, 2013

    Bars and Clubs are not my scene – occasionally I trick myself into thinking I’d be fun to get on my feet and dance, but I much prefer a coffee shop or dancing around in my room. Glad you broke out of your norm and tried something new. I think going with a purpose might change my enjoyment. Yeah for a new camera. You’ll enjoy it I just know.

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    Bars and clubs were definitely more my thing in college! Ha ha. Now, I am in the same routine that you mentioned above. Movies or Food Network on a Friday night with the fiancé. Occasionally I will head out if a fun local band is playing though and you can’t go wrong with a little live music :) The Ramones are pretty awesome too, so I bet it was a fun show! Woo-hoo for trying something new!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

    August 13, 2013

    Much like you, and I am a TOTAL wild child…. LMFAO – I HATE BARS! Especially when I am SINGLE! The guys there are so sleezy! I swear, I am destine to be single FOREVER! lmfao!

    **Cute boyfriend btw!

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    Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach

    August 13, 2013

    I used to be quite the bar/club girl in my earlier years and maybe my pre 21 years. I still go to the local bars, but only when there is a reason for me to go there, ie a birthday, get together, band, etc. Live bands are always fun and I’m glad you were able to experience the scene! Seems like it was great!

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    L

    August 13, 2013

    sounds like a fun time, I love live music!

    Do you are your boy friend live together? Just curious since you mentioned you have a dog together :)

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    August 13, 2013

    The title alone cracked me up! I’m not a bar person unless it’s a live nusic thing. I much prefer going out for a long, swanky dinner and maybe stopping for a nightcap and dessert on the way home.

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    Lisa

    August 13, 2013

    Haha, good for you for getting outside your comfort zone and going to a bar! I definitely am a mix of loving bars and also loving at home time. Typically I do the Friday night chill at home with a few friends and Saturday I go to the bar. It’s always a fun time;)

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    Michelle @ 3cheaprunners

    August 13, 2013

    Well I have been born and raised in London…and I have never been to Call the Office…so you’ve got one up on me ;)

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    I’m not the biggest bar person- although I have my moments a few times a year where I actiually want to go out. I love listening to live music and dancing though.

    Seems like a lot of fun!

    Glad you rocked the headband out ; )

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    Adrienne

    August 13, 2013

    Looks like fun, sweetie!

    Are you still in your workout clothes?? I thought you only worked out in your headwraps!

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    purelytwins

    August 13, 2013

    ya for doing someting new ;)
    love being able to go listen to live music, even better when I know someone playing!!
    BTW you two are super cute!! #justsayin

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    Considering I just turned 21 a little while ago, I haven’t exactly explored the bar scene near me, but I hear it is a little gross haha. Your night looks like fun though!

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    christina

    August 14, 2013

    I go out a lot. Probably too much but I just can’t stop socializing, haha! Yay for the new camera! I have the same one.


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