Morning Glory: A morning rave set me up nicely #LoveMyJob

I'm willing to bet this video is already on the internet somewhere, Morning Glory at Village Underground, Shoreditch London. (c) Carole Edrich 2013

I’m willing to bet this video is already on the internet somewhere, Morning Glory at Village Underground, Shoreditch London. (c) Carole Edrich 2013

I went down to cover Morning Glory this morning (along, it would seem, with the rest of the UK’s national and local media and bloggerati). Everyone – and I do mean everyone – was smiling or grinning in this huge, light clean space in Shoreditch. The dancing’s not obligatory, nor the yoga or the massage, but most people seemed to do all of it and  those just people just watching were also having fun. Think of it as a rave subverted since it’s clean, healthy fun, a great way to socialise and pick up a coffee or smoothie and more about finding a great balance than you’d expect in a regular rave. While there were a fair few Hackneyites, City workers and locals, I also met people from as far as Shepherds Bush and the USA.

The walk back to Liverpool Street Station was a huge contrast. Almost everyone I passed looked sad, worried or stressed. I couldn’t help wishing that their days had been set up with a similar energy to my experience. Waiting for meetings in various coffee bars afterwards I found myself bopping rather than dropping, and although I’m wiped out now (my chronic fatigue, so and not directly related) I’m still buzzing from this morning’s event.

(if you’ve come here looking for #tandatuesday, from this week it will be #tandathursday instead)