D&AD night was a resounding success if the results of the
post-mortem are anything to go by. Despite our initial reservations
about the venue (Olympia, of course, being automatically associated in
our minds with work, it being just down the road from Campaign’s
glamorous Hammersmith offices) we certainly had a good time.
So, it would seem, did everyone else. Brett Gosper and Mark Wnek of Euro
RSCG Wnek Gosper were spotted enjoying a stag-night bop on the
dancefloor and we saw Jake Nava revelling in his new-found fame as
advertising’s top totty of the decade.
Interestingly, the lavatories - normally the scene of much
teeth-grinding in the wait to see how many people will emerge from each
cubicle - were surprisingly solely occupied. This was probably because
attendees had discovered that the extra-large disabled loo downstairs
could hold up to six people, thereby cutting down the queue and
eliminating that tiresome requirement for boys and girls to use separate
Mark Lamarr, the evening’s compere, was also on fantastic form, poking
fun at the industry in general and trying to wind up anyone who came on
stage sporting a gloomy disposition.
But it seems his mischievous mood wore off later when, at 4am, he was
arrested outside the Savoy, escorted to a police station, locked in a
cell and cautioned for drunken behaviour after being involved in a
scuffle on the forecourt (he was later released without charge).
Sources tell us that Lamarr was in jovial mood when chatting to the
regulars in Soho House earlier, so how he got involved in the
fracas outside the Savoy, we’ll never know.