At the weekend.
Berlin-based Sligo house duo Brame and Hamo (Tiarnan McMorrow, above left, and Conor Hamilton, above) played a gig in Bordeaux, France.
Afterwards, they were approached by a man from Bordeaux…
He came up to us and said “Amazing set guys, where are you from?” and I told him we were from Ireland. And he responded “I know your from Ireland, but where exactly?”
I said, you probably haven’t heard of it. Its a tiny place called Sligo. He was like “Nope, I’ve been to Sligo” and I was like – ‘Really? Are you sure?’
He then told me he had been in Belfast playing rugby and him and a few of his mates took a trip down to Sligo for a night out.
He eventually ended up in a nightclub called Velvet – at a techno gig, which we figured out that I was actually organising.
The young man told me it was a special night because he took his very first and what ended up being his last pill. Said he had the time of his life in the nightclub but it didn’t end there. His pals had texted him informing him of a house party in the student village.
He finished his drinks and with all the energy he had from the ecstasy he actually ran to the house party on his own. The student village is about 20 minutes walk from the club. On the way while running back he came across a horse beside the road. What happened next you won’t believe
HE FUCKING MOUNTED THE HORSE AND RODE IT TO THE HOUSE PARTY.
At this point I was like ‘You are on the absolute wind up, I don’t know how you know all this but you definitely haven’t been to Sligo.’
He said he was serious and he got to the house where the party was. Pulled up to the door on a horse and his mates let him in. He then managed to get a quick picture with the horse before passing out on the couch.
He was like – Hold on, ill get the photo. I was absolutely trembling. There’s no way I was standing outside a nightclub in France and this young fella was about to show me a photo of him on a horse at a house party in Sligo after taking his first/last eccie.
He took out his phone and went into the shared media with his pal that he was at the house party with….
…and There it is folks (above) – Three French lads and a horse in an apartment 5 minutes walk from my home house. Beautiful stuff.