A couple of weeks ago I brought the students to Camden Town on a Sunday morning. We spent most of the day there exploring, shopping, and eating. Camden has a lock and dam and one is able to take a canal boat to Little Venice in the Maida Vale area of London. I nice boat ride. Camden not only has tons of shopping available, but it also is the center of the music scene in London. Many bars and clubs are located here. It was the home of Amy Winehouse and where she performed. Camden was also where the punk movement originated. Here are some of the sites in Camden.
Cyberdog is quite the unusual store. Wild to put it bluntly! Lots of Day-Glo clothes!
Here is the new statue of Amy Winehouse that was placed here by her parents a few months ago.
As we walked by the Monarch Pub, there was a poster for the upcoming Koo Koo Kangaroo show in the window. Koo Koo Kangaroo is two Saint Mary's Alumni, Bryan and Neil, who were on tour in England and were going to have their final concert at the Monarch October 1st.
Matt and I took a tea and coffee break in one of the many cafes in Camden.
On October 1st we all went back to Camden and the Monarch Pub to see Koo Koo Kangaroo! A fun time was had by all!
We arrived at 7 pm. which was early. Here is Matt, Kimberly, Danielle, and Anne watching me eat a burger!
Katie, Chelsea, Nikki, Dovie, Kirsten and Katie Dean waiting for the show to begin.
Here is the Minnesota contingent (made up of Saint Mary's and Saint Thomas students) with Bryan and Neil.
Bryan wanted a crazy face picture!!! Of course!
Danielle and Kimberly chat with one of the Saint Thomas students.
Koo Koo Kangaroo perform! The crowd goes wild as you can see from the photos and video below!
Bryan and Neil!
The next evening, October 2nd, we went back to Camden to the Fiddler's Elbow to see a friend of mine, Nassau Royal (David Ross) perform. We met David in Dublin 6 years ago in the hostel we were staying at while we were studying at the Gaiety School of Acting. David was performing in various pubs in Dublin at the time. He was also there the following year as many former students will remember. Fiddler's was a pretty nice venue. More mellow than the Monarch. There were a number of acoustic acts and a great band that played from Scotland towards the end of the evening. Here are some photos of the students and Nassau.
And as Gabe says: THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!!!!