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Wednesday, 9 March 2011
So my friends agreed to go - begrudgingly. I haven't been in to this place for 10 years, which in itself made me feel rather old. It's soooo strange visiting places you used to go when you were younger because you expect them to be just how they were. To be fair Maloney's was just how I remembered it - rubbish, full of under age drinkers and at the other end of the scale - mutton dressed as lamb middle aged women that are old enough to know better. Even the decor was the same - now that IS bad! The place hadn't really changed at all, it was just that I was looking at it from a different perspective.
We had a fab night and laughed at the women dancing - no longer round their handbags - just holding their drinks above their heads precariously and pulsing their arms in time to the music. There was a guy of around 70 wearing a mac (which I always find suspicious) and he had clearly been to the glow stick shop. I'm serious.. they were in his pockets, tied in to his shoe laces he even had a glowstick necklace like the one I had begged my mum for 20 years ago when we went to see Blackpool Illuminations! It all made for lots of laughs and after indulging in 5 different types of cocktail - including a Jägerbomb (for those of you 'old' people who, like me, didn't have a clue what one of these was, it's a cocktail that is mixed by dropping a shot of Jägermeister into a glass of Red Bull) which I had to down in one. Dreading the hangover that was sure to hit me when I awoke, I headed home and in true 'old school' style I had my Dad come pick me up!
It was great to get out to see my friends especially to relive my youth, even better that the dreaded hangover didn't make an appearance!
Have you ever revisted a teenage drinking haunt?