There’s no party like an I Love MCR party and on the dark night of Thursday 20 February, we pulled out all the stops at our underground shindig to celebrate our sexy new site.
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After a few early technical sound problems and a water leak, our private party resonated like a mini Beatham Tower in Manchester’s Northern Quarter with the help of Simeon’s Sound Solutions (07817335233). It was all just spilt milk in the grand scheme of things. Organised chaos, some might say.
An ideal setting, hosted at uber cool The Whisky Jar, there were superb live sets from local singer/songwriters David Liversidge, Jo McAdam, Lee Parry and up-and-coming four piece band The Lottery Winners.
Considering there are still a lot of people re-attempting a detox or ‘dry January’, right into February, it was a decent turn-out.
David Liversidge’s set was a warm welcome to guests arriving in awe of the atmospheric, fairy lit setting with his beautiful voice. After singing his heart out, he went on to say on twitter;
@LiversidgeMusic: “HUGE thanks @ilovemcr for last night @WhiskeyJarNQ & all that watched! Top top night, great acts…. @TheLotWins mint band!!
“Cheers a lot, thanks for having us… great to have been a part of it! #Manchester”
No, thank you David. Thank you!
The Lottery Winners were sensational crowd pleasers. The Salford born band went down a treat from playing their hit single ‘Elizabeth’ to a ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ tribute (that everybody knew the words to). Their uplifting voice got people dancing and singing along, Vimto, pie AND cheese in hand.
@TheLotWins: “Thank you for last night Manchester. @ilovemcr @ilovemcrchris”
Guests, including Happy Monday’s singer Rowetta and Karl “The Neck” Power, slurped hot and cold Vimto inspired cocktails (did you know, in 1912, Vimto was registered as a medicine?) and tucked into Scotch Eggs, Great Northern Pies, cheese and wonderful treats from The Sweet Shop to honour everything Manc or at least Northern.
Hand-picking our favourite interactions on twitter from our guests;
@AmyConey: “Loving last nights late vibes! Thanks for the invite guys @ilovemcr @WhiskeyJarNQ”
@Fatsoma: “Had a fleeting visit to the @ILoveMCR launch night, fantastic event topped off with the brilliant @TheLotWins”
@ZaraCakes: “Such a great night @WhiskeyJarNQ for the website launch of @ilovemcr !!!! @TheLotWins we’re #mint !!!!
@Wayne766: “@ilovemcr @TheLotWins @Thewhiskeyjar great launch gig tonight, top artists, some free food & drink & great company. Thanks! Xx”
@MrFolkes: “@LiversidgeMusic @TheLotWins Amazing live music by super cool people, please check them live @ilovemcr x”
@nbanati: “Fantastic launch party @ilovemcr amazing pies, fancy Vimto, live music and goody bags – what more could a Manc gal want…”
The party lasted way into the wee hours with a thumping DJ session from VivaDiva Emma Wilckie and guests, including our fabulous site designers Inspirational Inc, were given a special I Love MCR goody bag to remember (or not as in some cases) a stonking party.
With special thanks to Melissa Hay, who organised the party. Here’s to more events coming from I Love MCR in the near future. Watch this space – the space being our sexy new website, of course.
See all the action in our photo gallery below…