It can be difficult to review the “first ever” of anything. This is mainly due to the problem of having nothing to compare it to. Sod all of that, I am prepared to loudly and proudly declare that the first ever Photobooth Festival by Boothnation was a complete success.
I was pretty pumped to hear that The World’s First Photobooth Festival was coming to London town.
There was something very appealing about a collection of bespoke and handmade photo booths, ready and waiting to be used and abused by the public. Props? Oh yeah, they definitely had props. Makeovers? Check. The Powder Puff Girls handled that business. What I had not counted on was the pure and utter joy it would bring to our lives or how that feeling would last all weekend.
There were booths ranging from the Disco Booth, which played the Bee-Gees at full volume whenever anyone pressed the green button inside, all the way to the Underwater Booth, which left any user with some great snaps of themselves being stalked by a superimposed shark. There was, without doubt, a photobooth for everyone.
The festival was brilliant for adults and kids alike. There was even a special Toddler Booth – which, of course, I was quick to crawl on into and get snap happy.
Boothnation really put on a show for us with bountiful music, food and drinks. We arrived nice and early to avoid the inevitable crowds (come on, we had to be first in the queue for the Disco Booth) and we were blown away by the amazing Shoreditch location.
Celebrity shots littered the walls and we noticed something different everywhere we looked. Ever wanted to see Gary Oldman poking his tongue out and hugging Ron Weasley, ahem, I mean Rupert Grint? Well, this was the place to see it.
It was a beautiful way to spend an evening. We entered a world where it was impossible to feel embarrassed singing into a giant, glittery microphone. A world where a feather boa could make or break a picture and a pair of giant star-shaped spectacles could make anyone feel like a superstar.
But of course, you know what we really wanted: hardcore posing and some bloody memorable photographs. We certainly were not disappointed. The photos speak for themselves…
Image via Kelli Savill for BitchBuzz.com