On Monday night I attended the The Birds of Prey Launch Party and it was one of the most enjoyable London events I have been to recently. In case you have not been following closely Birds of Prey is the sequel to Suicide Squad and features the incredibly popular Harley Quinn. The movie comes out next week but before that we celebrated in half a dozen ways at Warner Bros’ A Birds Of Prey Themed Roller Disco, located at the Steel Yard Nightclub.
I was most excited about the roller skating but it only took 10 seconds for me to realize there was an Urban Decay Glam bar and that was clearly my first stop. I visited two different artists, first getting a fitter halo around my left eye and then Birds of Prey inspired shadow at the second. The most common look of the night was one eye blue and one eye red like Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad but that’s was a bit too much for me.
Then it was time to stop by the bar for a movie themed cocktail and then to explore all of the amazing pop ups including half a down backgrounds that just begged to be Instagrammed, like this one. I brought my friend Jessie and she pAtiently took my photo against many of the backgrounds – thanks Jessie. Then it was time to skate!
The Roller Skating was described as “inspired by the dazzling roller derby scene in the new DC film” and we traded our shoes for a pair of glittery four wheel skates and headed out onto the floor. I had been confident in my skating skills but realized the only roller blading I’ve ever done is on inline skates (four wheels in a row) not these two by two ones with the stopper at the front. Still I was able to do a few careful laps around the space, again decorated in the movie theme, and get a few good snaps as the DJ spun tunes.
Post skating we visited the mezzanine picking up cotton and candy, a bag of sweets from the Pick’N’Mix (British term for the loose candy at the movie theater you buy by weight), and there was also pizza but I skipped that. As I mentioned at the start I was at the media preview, ahead of this opening up to the public, and as you can see, it was a great night!
What do you think of the Birds Of Prey party?