Here at Time Out, we’re big fans of street food, pop-ups, rooftop events, summer, extensive DJ line-ups, flute recitals on a mad scale, hashtags, lashtags, mashtags… Oh wait, that’s not us, that’s Facebook group ‘Completely shit and pointless events in London this summer (probably on a rooftop, somewhere)‘.
The page pokes fun at Londoners’ (okay, mainly Time Out writers’ ) passion for quirky summer stuff – and appears to be a parody of another group set up to list free London events earlier this month. (We promise it doesn’t belong to us.)
Fans of the parody page have been posting their own listings for events including one held literally in the ground, ‘Lenny Henry performing a solo recital of 50 SHADES OF GREY’ and ‘a silent reenactment of Game Of Thrones Season 3 with a bottle of whiskey and 12 2ps’. Plus, there are questionnaires asking stuff like ‘If a tree falls in the woods and everyone is at a rooftop pop up craft beer and vegan vibes event, does the tree make a noise?’ The answer is clearly: Darude – ‘Sandstorm’.
Yes, if you’re a Time Out writer, reader or recently trekked over to Barking to go to the ball pool for adults (it was worth it), it’s gonna hit you pretty close to home – but it’s a hilarious piss-take of how we’re all probably going to spend our Bank Holiday weekend.
It’s good to laugh at yourself, right? RIGHT?