The Gig - Rod and Bruno Mars
The Hydro, the cherry on the cake that is Glasgow, opened to much fanfare last week. I was there when Rod Stewart kicked things off - quite literally, as he lobbed footballs into the crowd - by asking ‘Do ya think I’m Sexy?’. The response was resounding, proving just how good those acoustics are!
This week I was lucky enough to be invited back to the posh seats - one of the boxes - at Bruno Mars. If women are from Venus, Bruno is definitely from Mars. He was out of this world! A surprising showman with old school cool.... but what was more surprising was that I knew all the words to the songs. The old ‘car karaoke’ clearly coming in handy.
The view was awesome, not just of the stage but of the crowd dancing their wee socks off. And Bruno and his talented troop looked like they were having just as much fun as we were. Singing, strutting and banging his own drums, I thought Mr Mars was a helluva lot sexier than Rod! But they both have one thing in coming, they both certainly know how to rock Glasgow.
Street Food seems to be on everyone's lips at the moment, but was does Street Food actually mean? Well, it's good food done quickly that you can eat walking down the street; basically, it’s middle-class fast food.
Glasgow, always quick to pick up the zeitgeist, has been serving up a festival to sate our appetite and celebrate our local eateries. The aptly named Street Feastival is a regular event held in the Barras Art and Design Centre, and last Saturday I headed along to feast my eyes (and belly) on their autumn offering. Highlights for me were: Deeney’s haggis toastie - so much so I’m going to try and recreate it this weekend - Smoaks cheeky Ox Cheek Taco and Glasgow’s very own coffee brand and roastery, Dear Green, has surely cemented a place in my heart.
The Scottish Fashion Awards may have relocated to London (presented by my lovely mate Laura Whitmore), but this week Glasgow still proved its mustard as the most fashionable of Scottish cities. I am always inspired and delighted by the catwalk that is Buchanan Street - from the coiffured ladies to the hipster East-enders. I spotted these foxy looking lassies at an event in Topshop in town celebrating all that is hot and cosy about winter fashion.
There’s a new big fish in the pond that is Finnieston. This week, this Wee Bird recommends ‘Old Salties’, the saucy new retro fish n’ chipper on Argyle Street. The food is great, the staff are awesome and you can even have a wee glass of wine to toast your supper... the only question is, tomato or broon?