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A night of DWV: Detox, Willam and Vicky.

I missed the whole ‘Boy is a Bottom’ phase that everyone was crazy over, I rolled my eyes hearing about it thinking it was just some viral crap that circulates like most of the other crap on the internet these days.

Then I watched it.

A friend of mine introduced me to Willam’s Beatdown, a YouTube series by The Stylish channel, featuring Willam Belli. Every single second of those YouTube videos is absolutely hilarious, I’d totally recommend you go watch them all now, twice, and then once again for good measure so you can quote parts when you need to.

It was after doing that that I realised Willam is in Boy is a Bottom along with Vicky Vox and Detox Icunt. Together the three of them make up DWV, a kickass drag act with several music videos under their well tucked dresses. I loved them all, they just kept getting better and then they released Blurred Bynes, a parody of Blurred Lines with Amanda Bynes as inspiration, that was their best in my opinion. Not only did it look incredible but the stuff they came up with was absolute comedy gold from start to end.

Once I found out they were coming to Glasgow to perform in AXM I absolutely had to jump on that, soon enough the tickets were bought and it was just down to the agonisingly long wait to the 24th January.

Then the time came to go and see them, it was so exciting. They didn’t have drag it out though (drag, pun, I am a genius with words, I know). Three hours later they eventually arrived, about an hour after that they finally took the stage and it was evident that it was definitely worth the wait.

By this point the club had gotten incredibly warm and humid (all that homo-sweat, I’ll say nothing) and Vicky was shiny from the beginning, she handled it brilliantly though with a pad tucked neatly in her bra. I found myself wishing I had a bra just for that reason (forehead sweat is so not what people go for these days, no idea why).

Near the beginning Willam took her dress off to the tune of the audience chanting: “Take it off, take it off, take it off,” only to be challenged by Vicky replying: Keep it on, keep it on, keep it on,” hilarious.

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Willam with the dress on, soon to be on the stage.

They performed Chow Down at Chick-Fil-A, Blurred Bynes, Boy is a Bottom and one other I forgot the name of, it wasn’t one of their music videos. It was so good, and they have brilliant rapport with the audience too, so funny to watch. Vicky stood at the very edge of the stage and declared:

I’m not moving from this spot because there is air conditioning right here, y’all in front of me are just going to see this fat bitch tonight

To which everyone in the front was delighted of, she was brilliant, they all were. The show flew by though, before I knew it they’d left to take a break before the meet and greet and everyone else was flocking to the queue. Being the sensible student I am I chose the normal tickets rather than the double-price meet and greets (bloody raging now though, it would’ve been amazing to see them closer.

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Vicky and Detox pulling their usual faces.

Overall it was a fantastic night, if any of you find out they’re performing somewhere near you, you have to buy tickets and see them. Totally worth £16, pretty cheap too.

To social network? Or to not social network? That is the question.

I’ve thought a lot lately that social networking these days tells us too much. Even down to how it works, for example some sites show you what people like or what they’re looking at and frankly I don’t want to know.

This has all came to mind because I’m currently trying to not think about someone, I don’t want them in my head, it’s for my own good. Sometimes people just need to drift away for a bit before they can come back (irrelevant, back to social networking) And these platforms are all blasting me with information I could do without. I don’t want to know so-and-so has liked fourteen pictures of the same person AGAIN. Or that that guy has gone and watched so many videos on something I couldn’t care less about.

It isn’t even our fault. We’re going about our daily business and doing whatever we want and these sites are tracking this and sharing that information. Kudos to the people that delve into their settings and turn it all off but most just aren’t even aware of what’s being shared.

Then there are things that are down to the people rather than the sites themselves. Some people are just plain hopeless, there is a difference between liking pictures and SHARING pages and pages of stuff that no one wants to see. When someone purposefully clicks on something to share it with their friends I wonder do they realise just how ridiculous it is sometimes?

An example, one girl on Facebook shares an album entitled McDonalds selfies. In this album there are an array of different poses all taken in the TOILETS. Just WHY? I can understand a bar or a club or something, everyone’s a bit drunk “hey let’s take some pictures“, that’s fair enough, but in McDonalds? Really? Priorities, people. I don’t look at these and think “I wish I was her, her life is so glam.” Sit down and finish your chicken nuggets.

Another example of annoying public declarations is drunken ramblings. Yes, we’ve probably all felt like it at some point, but most of us have the restraint to leave it. There’s one guy on Twitter, never met him, but I know when he’s had a night out because the next day is a constant string of:

“HOW DID I GET HOME?!”

“WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?!”

“I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENNNNNED!!!”

That’s because he looks 15 and he’s acting like a 7 year old with alcohol problems. Why share that kind of information? It only makes him look like an idiot when really he’s probably trying to act like his view of what ‘older’ people do. Sometimes growing up for the sake of growing up isn’t a valid reason for going out and making a fool of yourself.

The opposite of this is quite nice in some respects. Some people barely use Facebook or Twitter for a stream of consciousness and actually use it for SOCIAL NETWORKING, i.e talking to people and being social. Rather than broadcasting their latest fast food photoshoot. This leaves their private life private and their public life pleasant for conversation if ever you might bump into them, as opposed to a very public breakup where the two parties argue on a post and leave 100 comments back and forth. Why not just do that over the phone like you’re supposed to?

Personally I don’t think I’ll ever understand, I think right now for me social networking is a tad redundant. I can’t be bothered, and it leaves me wondering whether or not it’s necessary for day to day life.

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