This year, it seems that people are gradually realising the truth about Valentine’s Day and there are lots of heart-warming anti-valentine’s parties to choose from. No one does lonely misery like the ‘Feeling Gloomy’ boys and we can bet that ‘Down With Dating’ at the 02 Academy Islington on February 11 will be a cupid crushing, arrow snapping, card tearing fun alternative to getting loved up. To help daters really let their hair down, everyone’s rechristened on entry – Cyril, Percy, Ethel… – before a Blind Hate round with questions like, ‘Which tropical disease would you most liken yourself to?’ What’s more, there’ll be a misfortune teller on hand to forecast doom and gloom for any budding relationships all followed by ‘Feeling Gloomy’ with their usual tales of heartbreak, indie ballads and country tearjerkers. See you there.
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