On Saturday night (28th) my husband along with myself and a group of friends had the pleasure of attending The Jump Joint, a 1950’s rockabilly evening put on by local events company Gin Fizz who are champions of vintage pop up club events.
The nights are always held at ‘secret locations’ as no-one truly knows where the next event will pop up next. My first Gin Fizz event was back in May and was a 1940’s knees up called The Spitfire Party. It was my first outing into fabulous world that is all things vintage (You can read all about it here).
So, tonight was all about 50’s rockabilly. Gritty, loud and beautiful 50’s style rockabilly with more edge than U2.
My fabulous 50’s dress ‘Josefine’ came from none other than the amazing Lindy Bop, which I wore with a simple little cardigan. My husband was dressed in jeans, red plaid shirt and vest – my little redneck!
The effort that the crowd of people who attend Gin Fizz put into their outfits is crazy. Everyone looked fabulous with petticoats, swing dresses and vintage hair do’s. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much dress envy in my entire life. Pretty dresses everywhere!
Entertainment wasn’t short of spectacular. Burlesque performances from Miss Suzie Sequin were so fun. Considering I’d never watched burlesque before, ever. I found it was actually very cheeky and very humorous. She did two performances, one was a hula theme and one was a Las Vegas theme. Both extremely entertaining and got the crowd roaring. From one girl to another, I have so much respect for someone who is so comfortable in their skin to be able to perform like that!
The live music for the evening came from The Excellos, a London born three piece vintage beat blues band. They blew the roof off of the place! Such energy, and grit, they got the whole place dancing. I turned around and saw people on the upstairs balcony dancing, on the dance floor dancing, by the bar… dancing! There’s nothing quite like seeing a band rocking a double bass too! I am now definitely one of their biggest fans.
The cocktails were delicious from the venue, Electric Social. My favourite was called ‘Bramble’ which was a mix of Beefeater Gin, Chambord raspberry liqueur, sugar syrup and fresh lemon juice and although I was too busy dancing to eat, the food that we did see being served looked great and definitely makes me want to go back on another day to try.
The next event from Gin Fizz? Who knows where and when they will pop up again and what decade they will invite us to? I will definitely be keeping a beady eye on their website and FB page. I secretly have my fingers crossed it’ll be a 1920’s soiree!