Happy Birthday, House of God April 04, 2016 09:30


I was up in Birmingham over the weekend, ladies and gentlemen. Well, I say Birmingham, I was actually staying in Walsall because that's where I grew up. I didn't go out in Walsall though, because it's fucking shit and there aren't any techno clubs. However, there's a cracking techno club in Birmingham, and it's called House of God. I went there on Friday night with my pal, Draper, and we danced the night away to the latest sounds from Sir Real, Surgeon, whoever was playing in the disco room, Paul Damage, Tube Jerk and DJ Pete...except I'm lying because DJ Pete didn't play!

I saw him turn up at the venue with Surgeon as I arrived, and he looked fine. I saw him an hour later sat in the disco room listening to the disco, and he looked a bit pale. About an hour after that, I was told by the House of God boss that DJ Pete had to be carried out of the venue with bad guts and wouldn't be playing!

Readers - have YOU ever seen a guest DJ turn up at a venue and then find out that they've been struck ill in the guts and wouldn't be able to play? I'd love to hear from you. Contact me on Twitter: @tonkawrdm or on Facebook: facebook.com/tonkawrdm

A photo I took from inside the HOG booth as Surgeon did what he does and I drank free lager
Despite DJ Pete being too poorly to play, House of God was fucking brilliant, and I'm lucky enough to be Tonka, and am able to get in the DJ booth and drink free bottles of lager with the promoters and resident DJs due to regular BANGING ON about the night on websites like this and on social media.

House of God is now 23 years old.

Happy Birthday to HOG
Happy Birthday to HOG
Happy Birthday dear HOG
Happy Birthday to HOG

Hip hip, hooray
Hip hip, hooray
Hip hip, hooray

For its a jolly good nightclub
For its a jolly good nightclub
For its a jolly good nightclub

And so say all of us
And so say all of us
And so say all of us

For its a jolly good nightclub
And so say all of us

Yey.

Also: get well soon, DJ Pete. Hope your guts are feeling better now.

Tx