The CLICawards 2011
What a night! You turn up and it’s like a circus outside, you get in and there were so many crazy hats it was unbelievable!
I was so excited for it, I was even at the pick up place 15 minutes early! When we finally got to Cardiff Museum, the boys from Flintshire found me straight away, so I said hi, and we then ventured off through the crowd to find more friends from CLIC. Although it was freezing outside, and we were all shivering, for some reason, the only thing anyone could say was “Where’s Dan, and what is he wearing?!” – this was even the main topic for conversation when the circus acts were jumping off the handles on the stairs.
At last, we were allowed in. After being given my goodie bag I saw the table for Swoosh straight away – right in the centre at the front (we had a perfect view of everything; including Eric Unseen :D). I dumped my bags on the table and then went for a wander and found even more people from CLIC who I hadn’t seen for a while and had a quick catch up before settling down to watch the show.
Our hosts for the evening, Danial Evans and Beth Owen from Anglesey, both did a brilliant job of presenting the show and handing out the awards.
To be fair, the comedian really wasn’t that good, and he threw my leopard hat on the floor (River Island isn’t cheap, ‘ya know!) but Eric Unseen really made up for it. They were absolutely amazing! They also gave out free t-shirts and CDs, not to mention they were pretty hot :D.
Swoosh won a few awards – I got 3rd place for the Most Useful Article, Bearshead had 1st place for the Best Creative Article, and Emilyyy got 3rd place for best video article; GO SWOOSHIES, WHOO! I won a t-shirt saying CLIC Awards Winner across the front, which I will be wearing everywhere!
It was an amazing night, with amazing live music and a room full of winners. I can’t wait ‘till next year, and I best start getting articles sorted now – those trophies looked really good!
You can see some of the photos on our photo gallery. The rest will be uploaded soon!