Up Stoke Newington Road from Dalston, passing the smokey aroma of the Turkish restaurants, one enters the hipper Stoke Newington High St.
There, The Waiting Room lies nestled below the expansive Three Crowns pub. It was here that Blindfolds (or Bl=ndfolds) played their (free) debut gig. Made up of half of the recently (sadly) defunct Vuvuvultures – Nicole Bettencourt on bass, and Paul Rez on guitar and synths. (Nicole and VVV’s drummer Matthew Christiansen were also seen earlier in the week at The Macbeth as two-thirds of blues-rockers The Valves).
Photos by Chris Patmore. Not to be reproduced without prior permission.