Why November in Newcastle Is Like Being On Tinder.

Laura Kebby -

Music

It’s ok, take a second to re-read the headline then let me know when you’re ready to #letstalk, or at least hear me out a little. Have you noticed something recently, a kind of stir in the air? People are wearing shorts, suddenly the beer tastes a whole lot better and the days just seem to be getting longer. That’s it right? Unlike that show that everyone is obsessed with, winter is in fact not coming, it is flying out the flipping door and every single venue, stage and bar across town knows it and they all want our attention. Which is exactly why November in Newcastle is like being on Tinder.

Unlike that show that everyone is obsessed with, winter is in fact not coming, it is flying out the flipping door
For those who don’t know (lucky you), Tinder is an online hookup dating app set to match people together and has since changed the way we date and meet people forever. We don’t have to be out in public anymore, it’s all about the witty one liners and drunk messages and stumblings in the dark #romance #swoon. It also means we are usually dating a whole lot few people at once and juggling that is the real reason millennials are so excellent at time management. Then it happens. What went from a drunken Thursday night swiping session has now turned into a full on social network management system and suddenly you’ve got six dates planned in the next two weeks. Your calendar is full of engagements you just don’t have the time or space or cash money to fill! Which leads me to the whole point of this mesh of words, why November in Newcastle is like being on Tinder.

Let me just name drop a few things here, shall I? Bernard Fanning, This That, Bitter and Twisted Beer Fest, Holly Throsby, Live At The Foreshore, 80s Fest, SummerSalt, Paul Kelly, British India, Live, Cold Chisel, Lighthouse Folk Festival, Shihad, Dean Lewis… not to mention the whole host of other gig announcements set for November that are still to come. We are only one person! (Well, you know what I mean) and I’m already eating pasta sauce on bread three times a week, I can’t scrimp any more fam!

The head honchos in charge have taken advantage of our nostalgia for warmer weather and are trying to woo us here there and everywhere.
We’ve got all our matches lined up in our hot little hand ready and waiting to hang out and have a flipping good time but now we’ve over committed. I mean, this could definitely turn into a #humblebrag about how amazing the live music scene in Newcastle actually is (see above if you don’t believe me) but it’s a scheduling nightmare. The head honchos in charge have taken advantage of our nostalgia for warmer weather and are trying to woo us here there and everywhere.

So I ask, wonderful readers, where are you headed to first, and why? Because me and my indecisive and over scheduled commitment-phobic brain are having some real issues here. Where will you be splashing your cash come spring? Maybe we can all go together. (Super likes only, please).

If it's on in Newcastle, it's on Newcastle Live

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