Top 40 singles - Indie speed dating @ Pure Groove, 3rd September 2009

Posted: 27th August 2009

"Where is the love ? Where is the love?"... If you're still wondering wandering, well it could just be a record shop away... What am I on about? Pure Groove record shop in Farringdon is inviting 20 boys and 20 girls (aged 18-35) to compile a Top 40 single chart while schmoozing and/or canoodling.

You know the drill: you turn up , surrounded with strangers, engage in a 3-to-5- minute chit-chat with those of the opposite sex and draw a shortlist of the ones you'd like to '"explore further" with. Now... No need to have studied sociology to realise that one recurring topic when meeting somebody for the first time is music, so Pure Groove have come up with the brilliant idea to get all participants to bring along a copy of their all-time favourite single (indie only, be warned), which would speak volumes about them and to use it as an ice-breaker with potential soulmates.

This is all happening next week Thursday, September 3rd, with the promise of good music (not that we doubted for one second), Guest DJs, special drinks offers and free cupcakes-subject to a £10 cash deposit to ensure numbers.

So go try your luck....

Hint: however tempting, 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' may well have to be a no-go this time round!

Solange Moffi

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