The typical English day ends with a chat with friends and acquaintances old and new, over a few drinks in one of the local pubs…or if you are a student in Edge Hill University, a night out in the town at The Alpine Bar and Club or The Styles. Of course a lot of the time it’s a decent combination of both
So whats a typical night out like in Ormskirk? Well first lets put Ormy in perspective. It’s a small market town about 30mins from the city of Liverpool. it’s home to Edge Hill University and surrounded by a few other towns. The night life crew comprises mostly of students, who cannot help but have a good time every so often to blow off the steam from the school work, though for some especially freshers, it seems like school work blows off the steam from the nights out!
Then we have the local league, people from the local area who just like the students need to blow off the steam after a hard day at work selling kebabs and things . And finally, we have the away teams which come from far and wide. The most popular of these are the ladies and lads from skelm (for Skelmersdale), a neighbouring town with a predominantly residential population, a bevy of pretty ladies and nothing of a decent place to go out! And so they all find their way to Ormy somehow! And then we are sometimes graced by the presence of the Liverpudlians, who have scoured the clubs of Liverpool and seem not to be able to get the kick from those surroundings and decide to make the 30 minute drive down to Ormy for their night out fix.
All in all, as the various participants in the nights events converge in their various venues of choice, you cannot help but look forward to a most interesting night with the best music and very often, cheap drinks
The judgement day weekend was an intense one for me. I had a friend celebrate their birthday on the said day of apocalypse (weird!!!) after which a group of us went on to Liverpool for a most memorable night out! We were in several clubs over a period of four hours, as you would imagine in a city like Liverpool, the city centre was bubbling with activity until the wee hours of the morning as if there was a clearance sale market in the area.
As we went from one club to the next, I could not help but notice how most of the clubs were hurdled together in one area with several of them having their front entrances staring each other eyeball to eyeball in aggressive comradeship. I could not help noticing however, how each club had a unique theme and a very different atmosphere (almost an aura) that made the music sound different even though they were probably all playing tunes from the same playlist!
People were able to walk freely out from one club to the next and with the constant torrents of bodies walking in and out of the club entrances and on the streets, it seemed everyone wanted to have a taste of everything before the night was over.
Night activities here went on until people saw the sun thankfully at this time of the year that happens at about half past four a.m. allowing us just about enough time to get home, grab a bite, catch a quick nap and head off to the train station to return to the serenity of ormskirk. While riding on the train back home, I began to flash back and compare my nights out in Ormy with the nights out in liverpool; a world apart was the only thing I could use to describe them but that the topic of another blog.
Stay tuned for my next blog where I’ll talk about nights out in Ormy and other parts of England I’ve been to.