Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wasteful Little DJ's

SCOTS rockers The View caused £5000 worth of damage at a designer store last night when they burst open bottles of champagne.

The Wasted Little DJs band were special guests at Mulberry's new flagship store in Glasgow's city centre.

The Dundee boys' unique DJ set at the opening party went down well - but things went slightly pear-shaped during a break.

A photographer handed them a bottle of champagne to pose with, then watched in horror as the boys shook the fizzed-up bottle and spilt its contents over designer handbags.

The Moet Brut Imperial Champagne ended up being splashed over at least five of the Bayswater bags, as well as some of the worried bystanders, including Razz girl Bev.

The boys, who by this point had downed plenty of cocktails, continued unabashed with their DJ set.

Thankfully store staff, who had also invited former Lord Provost of Glasgow Liz Cameron and Dressed To Kilt organiser Dr Geoffrey Carroll, didn't appear to be too fazed by the incident.

A spokesperson from Mulberry said: "Over £5000 worth of bags were damaged but The View are one of the hottest bands in the UK right now.

"Effectively this is the most rock 'n' roll launch party we've ever done as a company.

"It's where Mulberry is going. We are a young, cool and edgy brand and the bag situation will have to be dealt with by us."

An onlooker added: "At £800 for a handbag, you would expect it to be waterproof."

The View continued to party on until the shop closed at 9.30pm.

Their spokesperson said: "They wanted a rock 'n' roll band. If a photographer gives them a bottle of champagne, what do they expect them to do with it?"

The guys had flown in after their set at Belfast's Tennent's Vital festival but their busy schedule didn't leave them too tired to party.

Band members Pete Reilly and Kieren Webster turned up shortly after 7pm to perform their set.

The boys played tracks like Nightclub by The Specials and White Man In Hammersmith Palace by The Clash.

Daily Record, 23rd August 2007


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