If The Manor know one thing for sure, it's that summer is the best time to party.
The crew love the sesh, so much so that they practically built their band around it - a group who party to make music to party to.
With England now sadly out the World Cup we all need to let off a bit of steam, so here's The Manor with their guide to throwing the ultimate summer rooftop party.
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If you’re renting a penthouse off AirBNB and for some reason the owner wants to come to the party make sure you get said owner very drunk so he doesn’t realise when people start using his plant pots as urinals.
Hire a rooftop venue without a lift. You’ll do 20km in flights of stairs walking random acquaintance after random acquaintance past security on the ground floor. Also the guys hiring you sound equipment will refuse to bring it upstairs.
Leave a space clear in a corner so people can take pretentious photos of the London skyline for their Instagram, even if the view’s obstructed by a massive industrial estate.
Always make sure there’s a sick after-party motive. Good penthouse parties will get shut down by the old bill by midnight nine times out of 10 and this always leads to 150 pissed people in an apartment block lobby praying for someone to call it on.
Warn the surrounding neighbours so no busy little boring melt has the right to come up and ask for the music to be turned down an hour into your party.
Make sure your rooftop venue has plenty of sofas and chillout areas. People turn up to a rooftop party and immediately think they’re 400% cooler than they actually are so require a cocktail, a sit down and the odd deep conversation, humour them.
THE MUSIC DOS AND DON’TS
In terms of music for the event think Blue Marlin beach club meets Trevor Nelson 80’s soul compilation to ease people in. Nothing too high energy until people understand exactly how high up they are and get their bearings. Soon as everyone’s lagging put on some jungle and we’ll have a knees up.
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