I'm sat here in the Manchester's Finest office, it's 9am and it was an almighty struggle getting out of bed this morning. Not only was I receiving text messages and emails throughout the early hours (very rude), but it's been cold, wet and dark - winter is truly on the way.
But it’s not all doom and gloom over the next few months. Yes, Christmas hangs over winter like a shit-coated Sword of Damocles – annoying people with relentless Mariah Carey songs and outrageously soppy John Lewis adverts usually featuring a spoilt little brat and his equally annoying middle-class parents.
Light in this dark, miserable tunnel comes in the form of Halloween – and to an extent Bonfire Night (unless you’re a dog). Halloween is always great – giving most people the chance to get dressed up like a dick without fear of ridicule, and for attractive women to wear the sluttiest outfit imaginable, add some cat ears and prance around like they’ve just invented the two-man horse costume.
It was also pleasing to hear that Behind Closed Doors have announced an erotically charged Halloween Masquerade party – Vampire Lovers. With compulsory masks required, fancy dress encouraged and 80s & 90s inspired tunes – it should be a pretty belting night.
Vampire Lovers – Another Masquerade Affair
Saturday 28th October
Behind Closed Doors, 91-95 Oldham Street, M4 1LW