The term brunch is no longer solely associated with couples going for Eggs Florentine on a Sunday morning, whist swapping different sections of The Times.
The basic premise for the wave of brunch parties happening in London is to get drunk in a sophisticated manner with like-minded people on a Saturday afternoon. You’re then able to stumble out, realise it’s only 7pm and feel as though you’ve been on a night out without having to catch 3 night buses to get home.
I managed to grab a couple of tickets for Oblique London via the Kweekweek website and headed down to the funky Casa Negra in Shoreditch at about 4pm. Unless you’re eating, there’s no real point getting down there before 2 or 3. The crowd was aged from early twenties to early thirties to give you an idea.
Some of these types of events can pretty much be dime a dozen. Oblique made it a bit more social by having games to encourage people to break away from their groups and mingle a bit more, which definitely seemed to work. Another unique part was that there were disposable cameras set up all around the room for people to pick up and just take random snaps of each other, which seemed to get people a bit more involved too.
It was lots of fun and definitely a great way to spend a cold, winter afternoon.