National Museum of Scotland Lates
On Friday night I was invited along to experience the National Museum of Scotland’s late nights right here in Edinburgh. Me and a friend went down to see what it was all about, and quite honestly I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d had a read about it online that there was going to be the exhibition, some live music, and various other activities, but nothing quite prepared me for what it was actually like once we got inside.
The bands Honeyblood, who were Foofighters warm up act (so good!) and Bdy_prts were playing, and we throughly enjoyed them both. It was great to see the museum all lit up at night, and I can’t lie – the image of the dinosaur and the top hat at the Late Nights logo really made me laugh. People and made such an effort in costumes to really be the part, and if you didn’t come dressed up there was a Victorian portrait studio where they kitted you out, and even gave you a free vintage print! Queue silly faces…
Magic Shows with Luke Eaton
Magician Luke Eaton was also there putting on a Victorian magic show with dashes of comedy, where he quite honestly hammered a card to his face (not one for the faint hearted!) performing a card trick which I have no idea how it happened, leaving everyone in a round of applause and slightly freaked out at what they just watched.
Heading swiftly for the gin bar, it was time to make sure we hadn’t missed anything out, and head to see Honeyblood perform on stage before it closed, sadly we didn’t make it in time to get a Victorian finger-tasche tattoo!