Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Is It ‘Cos I Is Music Of Black Origin..?

Nine people have been arrested after a handgun was fired outside a Southend nightclub.

Armed police swooped outside Talk nightclub, in Lucy Road, which had been holding a special garage night.
I’m guessing that doesn’t mean a meeting of car enthusiasts..?
They had received reports of a man with a gun in the Seaway car park area who was believed to have fired shots at 2.45am on Sunday.

Officers immediately arrested a man and recovered a handgun which will now undergo tests.
You wouldn’t think Southend had such a big problem with…

Ah. It seems these were from out of town, as a glance at the comments will show:
Five people from the London area and one man from Harlow were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remained in custody last night.

A juvenile and a 20-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of public order offences and were also being questioned by detectives.

A 24-year-old man was arrested for carrying a wheelbrace and received a caution.
Mmmmm. Diverse and vibrant..!

Not that this latest incident will prevent Smirkin’ Sunny Hundal from whining that the police are persecuting certain types of music.

But then, I don’t recall seeing anything about these sorts of incidents after choral events or at turning out time at folk music venues…

7 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

Interesting. My brother has a big problem with a local bar which has become a hotspot for "garage" nights. There are regularly brawls and worse inside and out. What is odd is that the demographic involved is not predominant in his area.

Perhaps this is a case of not shitting on one's own doorstep?

woman on a raft said...

A garage event seems very much the place for a wheelbrace.

Not the easiest thing to hide up your jumper, though.

Edwin Greenwood said...

Smirkin' Sunny Hundal and his Patronizing Desi Posse play Garden Shed Bhangra at the Southall Gurdwara, Convenience Superstore and Palais de Danse.

Yep, I'd definitely fork out a few annas to see that.

JuliaM said...

"Interesting. My brother has a big problem with a local bar which has become a hotspot for "garage" nights. There are regularly brawls and worse inside and out. What is odd is that the demographic involved is not predominant in his area."

It seems there's a lot of travelling in this music scene.

"A garage event seems very much the place for a wheelbrace."

Lol!

"Yep, I'd definitely fork out a few annas to see that."

I'm not sure it has a good beat. But as Hundal's a Green freak, I'd bet he has a way of making you dance to it...

Joe Public said...

Morris Dancers all have offensive weapons, but their get-togethers never seem to get busted.

Edwin Greenwood said...

"Morris Dancers all have offensive weapons, but their get-togethers never seem to get busted."

I now have this image of a line of corpulent middle-aged Morris Dancers glumly lined up for a "short arm" inspection.

Delroy Smellie said...

Is it 'cos I is?