DIARY: Pissed but not pissed off at the NABS Battle of the Bands night out

Last Wednesday was a busy night for party-going adfolk. The organisers of the D&AD awards, the NABS Battle of the Bands and the Roses Awards in Manchester had, most clumsily, failed to compare diaries and all three events were scheduled for the same evening.

Last Wednesday was a busy night for party-going adfolk. The organisers

of the D&AD awards, the NABS Battle of the Bands and the Roses Awards in

Manchester had, most clumsily, failed to compare diaries and all three

events were scheduled for the same evening.



Of the three, however, those who went to the Battle of the Bands

probably had the best time of all (and that’s not sour grapes on the

part of the Diary editor for not wangling a D&AD ticket or anything).

It’s because everyone at D&AD ended up pissed off that not enough awards

were made, everyone at the Roses was pissed off that too many awards

were made, while everyone at the NABS do ended up, well, just pissed.



On the way to raising pounds 11,000 for the charity, there was beer,

Carlton TV’s Martin Bowley in a daft shirt, more beer, Young and

Rubicam’s dishy Chris Isaak lookalike in a commendably fashionable gold

suit, beer again, numerous Oasis covers and lots of dancing.



The National Magazine Company’s Endorphin Machine netted the best band

award, while the prize for best original song - a day’s free recording

at Graffiti Sound House - was awarded to TBWA Direct’s Thursday’s

Adventures of Tin Tin, for its rendition of It’s You.



The Diary’s vote (if that counts for anything, and we’d like to think it

does) goes to Y&R for its rendition of Common People and for the Chris

Isaak lookalike in his lovely gold suit (you’ve already mentioned him -

Ed).



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