If you have been following our weekly blog, you will already know that it’s not unusual for us to be leaving the Met Bar as the birds are chorusing dawn, high above Park Lane. BUT on Tuesday this week, with the doors closed for only one hour, we arrived, (albeit bleary eyed and in shook) at 5am to set up for a launch event of â€˜F1 Rocks’; a new collaboration between Formula One and Universal Music.
Not usually one to be excited by sport (!) even Jamie got a little caught up in the moment as a Formula One racing car pulled up outside the main hotel reception (personally, it was the leather jumpsuit for me – Jo), and once the wheels arrived on the tarmac it was the green light for a very hectic morning!
Music Execs from Universal were flying through the bar confirming which journalists were attending whilst the most enormous stage and plasma screens were being erected, ready for Bernie Ecclestone’s grand entrance. Then it was ready (with the smoked salmon bagels & mini sausages), set (cue thundering engine noises), go!
For those who missed the newspapers this week, the first F1 Rocks kicks off at the Singaporean Grand Prix in September featuring a fierce line-up of Met Bar loyalists; Beyonce, N.E.R.D and Black Eyed Peas.
Now all we need to do is get that pop-up Met Bar over to Singapore, which naturally we would need to superviseâ€¦