On Easter Sunday, one of Cork’s newest clubs, threw it’s official launch party.
I was invited, along with the rest of my modelling agency, Lockdown Models, to this affair and with The Coronas as special guests, how could I say no! Easter was a fairly relaxed day for me (as I hope it was for you too!) so I was able to take my time in getting ready for the night!
Before heading to The Hanover, I met a few of the girls at Deep South for a pre drink or two. It was my first time at Deep South, as it’s still relatively new to Cork and I must admit it’s a great place! Located at the end of Grand Parade, tucked away in the corner, it’s the perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I can’t wait to go back in the day time and sample some of its food!
I hadn’t been to The Hanover since it was formally known as ‘Cubins’, and let me say it’s come a long way since then! Located on 17 Hanover street, the venue is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Grand Parade. No need at all for a taxi, I’m looking at you Clár, Clare and Sandra! ? ? We were greeted at the door and led straight to our gorgeous VIP booth, sectioned off by two bouncers. Jesus, I thought things couldn’t get any better until they brought out the bubbly! (Fancy sparklers included!) Night made! ? Also got my hands on one of their cocktails, my weakness! Courtesy of their new iPhone app, I was able to earn points by checking in/taking pics etc, and redeem a free shot too! Have to say, The Hanover were excellent hosts, really looked after us! ? Thank you guys!
Of course we can’t forget about the men of the hour! Danny O’ Reilly and Graham Knox, better know as the lead singer and the bass player from The Coronas, soon graced us with their presence in the Dj box. Despite not being exactly renowned for their Dj skills, the lads did a top job. After they were finished their set they were quickly ushered over to their private booth, right next to ours, might I add! Unfortunately, I only got in a quick hello and goodbye from Graham before he left for the night to get a bit of well needed beauty sleep. ?
I did get talking to frontman Danny, and all I can say is what a genuinely, lovely guy he is! In between our chats, he was busy taking photos with fans and chatting away to them. It’s crazy how one person can garner so much attention, especially one so down to earth like Danny! At around half 2 the club started closing (boo!) and I was so not ready to end my night! Neither were Danny, his tour manager, Shane ( lovely guy too!) and two of the women I came with, Sandra and Clare. We ended up going back to the Clarion where the lads were staying and having a few drinks back there. It was lovely seeing Danny being so obliging and interacting with fans in the more quiet setting, that was the the Clarion’s bar, Kudos. Even the bar staff got in on the picture taking! Of course I wasn’t immune to all this, are you kidding me? I’m still an 18 year old girl ? I got my fair share of pics and snapchats too! ?
I finished my night (well, morning by the time it came to it!) at good, old Maccy D’s, washing down the ridiculous amount of alcohol I’d consumed with a bacon roll and cuppa! All in all, it was a wonderful/crazy/fabulous night and one I’ll definitely remember forever! Hopefully, I’ll see the lads again when they play at The Marquee on the 13th of June, absolutely mortified I still haven’t seen them perform live yet! Well, not as a band anyway, I will disclose that the girls and I did share a 5 in the morning sing song with Danny. ? Must say, I definitely did not see my night turning out the way it did before I left the house Sunday night! Just goes to show, anything can happen!