Ok, haven’t blogged about being in the Fab Cafe last Saturday, might as well.
It started out as a couple of quiet pints in the Northern Quarter with Ali and Paulo, and soon we were off looking for other venues, ending up stumbling into the Fab Cafe.
Paulo left after a while, and Ali and I were contemplating our next move when we recognised Gerard Kearns, the actor who plays the gay kid Ian Gallagher from the Channel Four show Shameless had walked in with a young lady friend in tow.
At which point I might mention Robert Benchley- “Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it’s compounding a felony.”
Of course we (Ali) started chatting to them, which ended up with Ali politely asking the actor if he didn’t mind scooting off because his lady friend appeared quite interested in him. I pulled Ali aside and told him to leave the couple alone, at which point he says “But he’s gay!” Priceless.
I also met Kat there, who’d bought a house, and batted her eyelashes and “loved my glasses” and lives in Chorlton. She hasn’t called yet.