6.30pm Bar Six, Gabriel’s Wharf
To be fair, it’s a night out with people working across IPC’s music and
sport titles (how great does that job sound?). We kick off at a
bar/diner famed for being an IPC haunt.
Soul boy Keamas Setna shows off the records he’s bought: Bobby Womack,
the Toronados and, inexplicably, Kiki Dee.
8.30pm The Stamford Arms
To the pub to watch Chelsea v Milan. Chris West gives us a good insight
into ’lad culture’. ’It’s changed the face of British fashion,’ he
argues, saying we wouldn’t have a clue how to dress if soccer fans
hadn’t adopted Italian brands.
West’s mates reveal he used to be as skinny as a rake until he started
working with fashion clients - then he developed an addiction to
Rugby and golf fanatic Sam Quayham undermines his healthy image by
ordering sambucca shots. It’s his intention to drink us under the table.
12.30pm The Clapham Tandoori
Lager and curry, very Loaded, but there are only three takers so the
macho image is fading. It’s an all-male crew so the conversation turns
to that time-honoured subject, ’fit birds’, which pushes the Ladometer
score right up.