Despite being organised on a peniche, docked on the Seine, the Sailor Jerry Party did not attract the Parisian bohemian types that usually frequent such venues.
In fact, it was the occasion for the weird and wonderful to come out and in all their splendor, to celebrate the anniversary of the death of the man who popularised and stylised the sub-culture that is tattooing, Mr Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins.
True to the nautical theme, girls dressed as Sailors and Mermaids served cocktails, we ate Americain-style barbeque food and we danced along to 50′s rock. The rock and roll group Hot Chickens performed an outstanding live set, complete with double-bass throwing and a lot of lively dancing then the Godfather of rock, DJ Coppola stepped up to play some classics.
The only problem with a Sailor Jerry party, is the hang-over the next day.