So, I went to White Mischief with the Clockwork Quartet. Ed bought lots of lovely VIP tickets and was kind enough to grant me one. It was a whirlwind of steampunk, music, dance, trapeze artistry, burlesque, escapology, gypsy bands, comedy, The Correspondents, and much more. I would show you some pictures, but sadly, most of mine failed to capture the full splendour of the evening.
Instead, I will show you what happened on our way to the Scala. We found this:
As far as I can ascertain from Google, Sir Nigel Gresley broke the steam speed record on the 23rd of May 1959, reaching 112mph. The appearance at King’s Cross station was part of a celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of this event. What more perfect backdrop could there have been for an impromptu photo shoot?
Incidentally, the Clockwork Quartet gets a mention in the NME this week – Steampunk is number 5 of their 49 Reasons to be Cheerful!