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A 366-day pursuit in personal portraiture, presented by nige.

The challenge: to photograph, and post to this moblog, a portrait shot of myself, every single day, over the next year. Apparently, it's much harder than it sounds...

Perhaps more challenging: that i don't enjoy seeing my phizog in a photo at the best of times, and knowing that i'm probably going to annoy the hell out of the moblog community in doing this. So, sincere apologies in advance for this undertaking, but i just can't help myself. I promise to try and be creative, so you won't have to look at my mug every day.

Anyone interested in joining me? I think i'm probably going to need the company...

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ID week: Malibu Stacey membership card, circa 1995

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Around '92 when the Ministry of Sound opened, I got into House music and partying in a big way. I started University in London and spent the first year of my degree there before changing course and moving to Derby.

Alot of my friends had started drinking a couple of years prior, so they were into hanging out down the local, but i found it too boring and that just wasn't my scene at all (I was teetotal until I was 25). Now that we had all split off to go to different Universities and jobs, a few of my London friends had introduced me to a different scene, and I was hooked.

We used to travel up and down the country and stay with friends of friends at weekends. Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and London were where we spent most of our time, so for the next few years we got to go to some amazing places, even The Hacienda before it died (The first time was for a toga party. Seeing Martin Offiah and Ellery Hanley at the bar sporting ancient Roman formal attire was worth the entry fee alone).

This was my membership card from the first club we used to go to on a regular basis. Malibu Stacey was held at the rather swish Hanover Grand, and they had a very pretentious door policy, which I loved because we never had any problems getting in. Those halcyon days...
29th Apr 2008, 14:45   | tags:,,,


Euphro says:

I didn't drink 'til I was 25 as well, which is stereotypically not what you'd expect from an Irishman :)

29th Apr 2008, 15:48

nige says:

absolutely :)

29th Apr 2008, 15:50

Helen says:

Woo, what is it about 25 that changes a man? You're not the only ones...

I, however, have been drinking since I can remember. Red wine and lemonade rocked my toddler years. Explains a lot.

29th Apr 2008, 15:55

nige says:

a red wine spritzer?

29th Apr 2008, 15:56

Helen says:

I think it consisted mostly of lemonade, so a very poor spritzer.

29th Apr 2008, 15:58

nige says:


29th Apr 2008, 15:58

mat says:

I stopped drinking around 25...

Although I did fit a good lifetime's worth of ale into that first ten years.

One of the most disappointing nights of my life was Metalheadz at the Hanover Grand. My first night clubbing in London, and it totally blew. Lovely venue, terrible attitudes, too-eager door staff, dreadful prices, appallingly low tolerance to blatant drug use. Pffft London.

29th Apr 2008, 15:58

nige says:

haha. yeah, london nights have never been cheap. surprised Goldie did a night there though. wouldn't have thought it would be their type of venue.

29th Apr 2008, 16:04

540air says:

These ID cards are awesome!! Love the expressions dude :D

29th Apr 2008, 17:17

Tori says:

BOY No. 303 - perhaps that is what I will call you from now on.

29th Apr 2008, 18:50

Dhamaka says:

I'm with Tori - from now on you're BOY No. 303 to me..

incidentally the ad I'm seeing is a wedding one with the bride very definitely on top. Rather nice juxtaposition with that expression of yours..

29th Apr 2008, 19:03

nige says:


29th Apr 2008, 19:20

Viv says:

love these and their stories

30th Apr 2008, 02:08

JokerXL says:

Great story Nige, great memories, stuff worth keeping.

30th Apr 2008, 09:26

Miss S says:

Malibu Stacey- no there is ablast from the past. I think I may have ventured there in my late teens/ early twenties.

30th Apr 2008, 18:33

Murray says:

I had a membership card too but snapped and lost it in the early 2000s

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