The last two weeks have played host to some spectacular nights in The Old Vic Tunnels at Waterloo for the Boom Boom Club and Boom Boom Lates. I was lucky enough to be taken last night by a friend and what an experience. Honestly, a normal club now just will not suffice.
The evening started with two hilarious hours of performance artists tantalising the audience with songs, theatre, comedy, and driven by an exceptionally dry witted, scathing, and brilliant host: Dusty walking us through the entire show and it's 'disturbed' performers. We demanded, of course, an encore, which we got, and which was utterly superb, even better for being totally improvised, rewarded with a wonderful standing ovasion on the final night.
Then we danced. And danced. To retro tunes and fresh beats from a remarkable DJ. The dreary atmosphere of the tunnels illuminated with spontaneous lighting put us into a truly underground experience. We only stopped our dancing to run to the stage when a pop-up entertainer would 'pop up'; from fire eating, to burlesque acrobatics - for both the men and females - in the darkened space.
It was a fantastic idea to host this kind of event here, and there is a chance the event will come back later in the year so i will keep you posted. I really hope so myself.