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Lach’s Antihoot (Gilded Balloon)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

It’s important that nights like the Antihoot exist, acting as a creative space free of uncritical judgement. Your entry payment is a sort of contract, allowing you to play on stage for 8 minutes or two songs – whichever finishes first – but it also means that you agree not to heckle or talk through anyone else’s set. In practice people did heckle and talk through the sets but not to a ridiculous degree. In my night I saw four bad comedians but one awesome musician. If £10 guarantees I’ll see something good that I haven’t seen before then I think it’s worth the cost. Lach himself is a great compere, playing songs, telling jokes, but never stealing the show.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4 – 29 Aug (not 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27), 12.30am (4.30am), £10.00 – £12.00, 209fpp.
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