I Am An Indie Pirate (Picture Diary of a Boat Club)

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On Saturday October 21st Des Was a Bowie Fan was part of the Jamboree on the Water fundraiser. It gave us a chance to sample the delights of a clubnight on the waters, and of course to make things a little bit feral.

This is the very start of the day, when Dai Disco decided to get off the bus on the way east to take some pictures of the boat and the pier, also taking in the nearby book market.

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And there she lies, the Pride of London, asleep by day on a sunny afternoon.

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Festival Pier, just outside the Southbank Centre.

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It all started peacefully and serene, the boat a novelty to explore. These punks wanted to see the sights.

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Tarantella dance with an element of opera.

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Drinks were taken, and the dancing starts with Sweet Dreams.  A club should always be seen in black and white.

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From time to time I’d feel the boat underneath me when DJing, and realise that I’m actually out on the Thames. I’d look through the window and there’d be a landmark like Tower Bridge. Then I’d have to take a picture. This was the HMS Belfast sitting outside. I can’t remember what was playing.

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A quiet moment on the outside smoking / drinking deck when the night was at its peak inside. The views here are great, and there’s an eerie serenity. Around the sides are special viewing / drinking seats where you can see the sites or even do some fishing.

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Here’s two knobs by the name of Liam and Rhys asking for their money back. Liam used to do a two song disco at the club, whereby he’d approach the decks creating a bit of a hoopla in his disco suit and play two classics from the 1970s. This tradition will resume on the Night Sailor this Saturday.

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See you in the mixer.