A trip to Shepherd’s Bush

The Actionettes were performing again tonight, this time in the fabulous elegance of the Bush Hall, a beautifully restored Edwardian music hall, fashioned in the French Renaissance style of architecture.

Actionettes at Bush Hall

The evening was put together for contributors to some obscure ‘all girl groups’ mailing list to get together, and the web-gathered crowd was suitably offbeat, with a wide array of quirky hairstyles, baldies, oldies, hipsters, mullets and oddball outfits on show.

Actionettes at Bush Hall

It was rather a curious thing to see people sitting around tables munching on snacks while the Actionettes did their thing – at times it felt a bit like a wedding reception!

Actionettes at Bush Hall

The Actionettes did two sets, and although the ‘relaxed’, near-horizontal audience were loathe to leave the comfort of their padded seats, the dancers got a warm reception and a few members of the crowd dared to shake a leg by the end.

Actionettes at Bush Hall

Just before we departed (with haste) to hot foot it down the Uxbridge Road to catch the last tube home, I felt obliged to capture my drinking chums. From right to left: Ilona, Eme and “an urban75 stalker” 🙂

Oh, and one last thing: the Slacker of the Week Award goes to Tim “no show” Fowler! Poor show fella!