Review – The Old Red Bus Station gets Triple Spooked

It is a well known fact that one of the biggest decisions Leeds students must make every year is where to go out on Halloween. Despite the pressure, I’m very glad I chose to go to the Halloween Special by Triple Cooked.

Triple Cooked managed to secure a late venue change to their new home at The Old Red Bus Station, and it was this venue which really made the night. This was the first time I had been there and it really was like stepping into a spooky world.

No expenses had been spared with the decoration, from cobwebs and tissue paper to pumpkin shaped lanterns and floating bats across all four rooms. This, combined with everyone’s commitment to dress up as scary as possible, created an atmosphere perfect for Halloween.

The bouncers and bar staff were all very welcoming and friendly, with some even dressing up with us.

Although it was not as busy as I expected, with some rooms slightly empty, it did not deter me from dancing the night away in the main room, to music ranging from Disco to Grime to House. What more could you need than Basement Jaxx’s ‘Red Alert’ blasting loudly under multi-coloured funky lights on a Monday night?

The night was not too intense, if you wanted to take a break from the action you could have gone downstairs to their second bar for a more laid back vibe with Halloween themed cocktails.

For a cheaper night out it was a very good evening. The music selection  was eclectic and high quality, the night ended with the theme tune from ‘Arthur’ a nice touch which brought a smile to everyone’s lips.

Caris Dollard


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