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Last night barsine, her sister, her cousins and I went to see a stage production of Once More With Feeling in UCD. As barsine said in her LJ, it was the greatest night's entertainment ever! Even though Spike was pretty terrible. I was trying so hard not to laugh during 'Rest in Peace' I practically had an apoplectic fit, and kept grabbing onto barsine in my hysteria (sorry, H!). But the whole night was absolutely brilliant, and if any of you, anywhere, get the chance to see a stage production of the Greatest Musical Ever, do it.

I have to say, though, UCD really is a hideous concrete wasteland. I hadn't been out there for ages, so I'd sort of forgotten how hideous it is. I mean, I know Trinity is all pretty and cobbled and 18th century-building-filled and everything, so it's not fair to compare, and I'm sorry for insulting the alma mater of any current or former Belfield denizens who may be reading this but...damn, it's a depressingly ugly place. It's as if Trinity were filled with nothing but copies of the Arts Block. Which, although I have a great fondness for the Trinity Arts Block, being the place where I first met Patrick and also where I spent a lot of time hanging out drinking hot chocolate and having pretentious conversations with my equally pretentious chums down on the chocolate boxes by the Ed Burke when I should have been going to lectures, is not a pretty thought.

Anyway! Verdict on last night: UCD campus depressing and hideous, UCD's drama society very entertaining. Hurrah!

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socmot
Dec. 9th, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC)
I dun-new, loike, how you can slog off UCD, loike, I mean it's in D4, so shuurely it's the definition of perfection. Roysh?

Heh.

I think that architecturally, the place is the pits. It seems to be devoid of charm, stuck in the sterile mid-20th century architecture...sort of like the horror of Liberty Hall or Busaras...
stellanova
Dec. 10th, 2004 12:48 am (UTC)
Heh, I actually quite like Busarus - like every architect I've ever known! They're all in love with it, as far as I can see.

And yeah, I've never understood how it's Trinity which still has the posh reputation when UCD is packed with Ross O'Carroll-Kelly-alikes. It's like a college filled with B.E.S.S. students!* The horror.

*I should add that glitzfrau and I, in a rare moment of vandalism, once drew a very impressive archetypical BESS girl on a desk in the Lecky (collar turned up, cashmere sweater around shoulders, baseball cap) which attracted written comments both positive and negative (the latter all apparently from archetypical BESS girls) for weeks afterwards....
jane_the_23rd
Dec. 10th, 2004 01:19 am (UTC)
A friend of mine described B.E.S.S. students as looking like 'most UCD arts students', which is true.

UCD is the most horrendous, soul-destroying, ugly, awful place, full of incompetent people who shouldn't be allowed to roam free.

It's not just architecturally depressing, it's damaging to one's humanity. There are so many crazy changes, and horrible things going on there, but my normally rabble-rousing, fighting-for-justice self just cannot care. I really, really don't care what happens to the place.
socmot
Dec. 10th, 2004 02:43 am (UTC)
Speaking of Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, I read an interview with the man behind the character (Paul Howard) a while back where he said that he'd heard that people of the D4 wannabe persuasion had taken to emulating him and driving around the likes of Tallaght screaming "Affluence!" and The Breadline!" from their BMWs - and doing it without the slightest knowledge that R.O'C.K. was written with the intention of taking the piss out of people just like them.

I knew from going to school in D4 that there was more than a grain of truth behind R.O'C.K, but jesus...
stellanova
Dec. 10th, 2004 02:54 am (UTC)
I read that interview and was appalled! Actually, I worked with Paul H for years. He's from around Ballybrack and so spent his youth in a prime location for observing the likes of R. O'C.K. from a slight distance.
leedy
Dec. 10th, 2004 06:09 am (UTC)
collar turned up, cashmere sweater around shoulders, baseball cap

Don't forget the highlights and Mummy's pearls!

Do you remember the time we saw one such young lady with the collars of her shirt and her rugby sweatshirt turned up? I think we both burst out with "Two collars! SHE MUST BE THEIR QUEEN!".

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