The last ‘weekend’ of the year is here. The last weekend of 2009 that will ‘end’. My last ‘weekend’ being sixteen. Weekend is in inverted commas because when you’re not at school, once you’re on holidays, the weekends and weeks jumble up into one big week/weekend type thing. Just to explain to ye 🙂
The only thing is though, that this weekend won’t be a very good one. Christmas exams starting Monday and I seriously need to study something. So looks like that’ll be it for me for the next few days. Unless I go to town tomorrow. We’ll see.
Although I was in last night. We had tickets to White Lies in the Opera House. It was a free GreenSpheres gig, so said we may as well go. We had fake IDs made, but needed to get them laminated. There’s this Internet cafe in town that never closes, so we planned on going there to get them done, because Aisling had got IDs done there before. Anyway, after trying to ignore the old, creepy, foreign man, we asked could we get business card size laminating done. He said no, and that it wouldn’t work. Shit. Aisling went in then and he was like ‘No, it’s broken’. So we left, but then saw yer man go out for a smoke, so Aisling RAN back down the street to ask the other guy at the desk, but apparently it was actually broken.
Then I rang 11850 (rip-off : do not use), and asked for laminating places in Cork. The guy on the phone was clueless, and was giving me places in Mallow and various business parks. So eventually I gave up on him. So we decided to head to North Main Street…in all fairness it would be one’s first port of call when attempting to break the law. And it was successful! We thought. This internet café had a sign saying the did laminating, but when we went in they told us they’d gotten rid of the machine.
So we went up McCurtain Street. Hannah and Aisling were vanished out of sight (as in they were walking way ahead of us, not that they were dragged down an alleyway) so Liam and I sat outside the Metropole and talked while we waited for the other two to appear. They still hadn’t emerged after about quarter of an hour, so then Liam suggested that maybe they’d been raped. We rang them and they said ‘We’re next’. Whether that was for the laminating or to be raped, I didn’t know.
McCurtain Street is one awful street. Christ like, the building across from the Metropole is actually horrific. Above ‘Cork Community Church’ or what used to be Cork Community Church at least. Seriously, go have a look. In the daytime preferably. Anyway, they came out eventually, and we headed for the Opera House.
I got in grand with my ID and was in the queue in to the actual stage place with Liam…when the security guard came in and was like ‘Can you stand out there for a minute?’ because they wouldn’t let the other two in with all the same IDs so I got pulled out.
To cut a long story short we argued for ages, but eventually gave up and ended up selling our ticket for €20. How bad. So we hung around talking to people for a while, and then went to Tribes with two guys who didn’t get in either. So the five of us had chocolate brownies/scones and tea/coke and to be honest, it was still a good night. We had a laugh and was out until half 11 or 12.
Not bad for a school night.