Ok so we cheated slightly with this one in that we already had 2 events booked that would fit in with our ‘B’ date, but y’know, April was quite a busy and expensive month anyway so worked out quite well.
First up was a Leon Bridges gig which just so happened to be in Brixton at The o2 Academy. We arrived early and decided to go for a drink beforehand. And whaddyaknow the local Wetherspoons is called The Beehive – couldn’t have worked out better if we had planned it! The Beehive was buzzing (LOL sorry!) so with no tables available, we had one quick drink and departed.
Leon Bridges and his support act, Andra Day, were both fantastic! Such perfect voices. Andra’s vocals reminded me alot of Amy Winehouse and Leon was the perfect soulful gentleman.
I didn’t know much about Bridges before we went to his gig but hubby has his album which we played alot in the car on our New Zealand road trip – so the music brings back good memories.
After the concert, we had the munchies so grabbed ourselves a Subway sandwich each, where I found outside painted onto a wall, this beautiful tribute to David Bowie.
Beehive, Bridges and Bowie – 3 B’s and it was only the first half of our alphabet date.
Our second ‘B’ date occurred 2 weeks later when we went to see comedian Rob Beckett on stage. There were no other ‘B’ coincidences this time around and photography wasn’t permitted so I can only really show you this flyer.
The show was funny but I didn’t do my cry-laughter thing until right near the end when he told his “Ed Nohead” joke (I won’t spoil it).
I appreciate that Bridges and Beckett are quite tricky ‘B’ date options if you’re reading this for your own ‘B’ date inspiration, so I do have one more…
Burgers. We went to our nearest branch of Gourmet Burger Kitchen because I was missing those delicious New Zealand style burgers and a refreshing can of L&P, and hubby had never even been to a GBK before so I had to take him. Oh my, L&P you are definitely in my top 5 things I miss about New Zealand!
What would you do for a ‘B’ date? If you missed it, you can find our ‘A’ date here. Oh and stay tuned for ‘C’ – I promise it’s a good one!