Getting Twunk

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Hello to everyone from Twestival last night! If we’ve tweeted before, you saw me passing buy you, copping a glance at the name tag on your chest and then nervously moving on, there’s a very good reason for that.

You have nice boobs. I’m terminally shy.

Stop laughing. Seriously.

“Rick”, isn’t. He has to be a “personality” for the sake of the job but ask anyone who knows me to hang around with and I can be very, very quiet with new people until I get to know them. So, sorry.

Shy to the point where, for instance, I would have loved to have chatted properly with @emordino but all I could do was blurt out something about his magnificent beard (that it is).

Shy to the point where I was in the IFI the other night, killing time before meeting someone. The legendary Neil Hannon was sitting by himself two tables over from me having a pint and reading the paper. Now I don’t “know” him per se. I had him in on the old show a couple of times and he was always lovely. I was on the jury the year he won the Choice Music Prize. But even bringing myself to say “Howya Neil” as I left would have been unthinkable.

You have no idea what it took a couple of weeks ago to introduce myself to MayKay from the FLApes at a gig we were both doing!!! It exchange I got a huge hug and a brilliant chat so maybe I will try harder in future…

Only took a few pics last night.

@thechrisd was in disguise…

 

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And guess who poured candle wax all over the back of my hand?

That’s right.

 

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Also, The Sycamore Club is FAR too nice for the likes of all of us. I wandered into the very top room to meet the guys and only after realising it was a bit nippy, looked up to see that it’s open to the sky.

Swish.

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9 thoughts on “Getting Twunk

  1. Looks like ye had a good night!

    I am ridiculously, *painfully* shy which is rather annoying. I completely lose the ability to talk in proper sentences and instead giggle incessantly and smile nervously. As I said, rather annoying. Gin and tonic helps though, heh!

  2. Rick, that’s so endearing that you, erm, a “celeb”, are too shy to speak to other celebs! I too can also pretty shy but it manifests itself in awful awful rambling and like Annie, giggling. Ugh, cringe.

  3. i totally ‘get’ it. if, no.. when you and I meet, and we shall, I shall take the initiative and not only start the conversation, but give you a well deserved hug and handshake – just dont mind the ‘dont hug me vibes’ i throw off 🙂

  4. My. Fucking. God. Do I really look like that? Not that I would know given how little of me I tend to release onto the Interwebz. I don’t even use mirrors at home usually!

    It’s such a pity Darren turned into a bottle halfway through the night… 😦

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