Thanks very much to everybody who came along to Pin Up Nights: Game Over and made it a night to remember. In the words of Barney Waygood, the manager of The Flying Duck: “massive credit for going out on a high – well over 400 people were through the doors and it’s clear how much Pin Ups meant to a lot of people and it will be fondly thought of for years to come”.
We are currently gathering up plenty of content to bundle into one big and tasty blog post, including lots of pictures, our favourite memories of the night, and a Spotfiy playlist of the “Dancefloor Destroyers” that were played from midnight til 3am. While we’re getting that together, here’s some video clips to enjoy. (We have quite a few dancefloor ones as well, but they are very dark and blurry and would probably just make a viewer feel sea sick!)
- We thank The Twilight Sad, Malcolm Middleton, Arab Strap, Miaoux Miaoux and Sonny Marvello for their superb live performances, and announce there’s just half an hour left. Niall misses out on a turn on the mic as he was finishing up his DJ set in the Kitchen.
- It’s “Shoes Aff” in acknowledgement of the lyrics of The Hounds of Love, and an infamous misunderstood gesture of 2008 which led to a certain Pin Ups DJ being flung out of another Glasgow indie night!
- The Pin Ups chaps present founder John D with a gold disc of The Boss’s Born to Run (a traditional Pin Ups closing song since 2005ish and the days of the Woodside Social Club ). Slightly lost, because this clip starts a bit late, is Iain OC’s gag about John D milking the chat – Iain OC had of course done all the talking during the presentation!
- We don’t have any footage of the very final song, Born to Run – but here’s Emotional Scenes from the penultimate song, End of a Century. (“We all say, don’t want to be alone/We wear the same clothes, cos we feel the same/And kiss with dry lips, when we say goodnight/End of a Century – it’s nothing special” – hopefully made sense in a traditionally weird Pin Ups way!)