The first thing to understand about DADA is that (despite our baby voice, father themed name) - we’re heavily female dominated. The small pool of men that exist up in DADA towers generally huddle in a slightly terrified fashion in the corner of the office, coaxed out temporarily by home baking in the kitchen or, on occasion, to cast a ‘professional’ eye over photoshopping tasks to remove the bra straps / pants / dignity from scantily clad models (it happens. Isn’t working in media great?).
It’s in large parts due to the above that our major project for summer is set to be a feast of all things female. The Scottish Sun’s GLAM (now affectionately shortened from Glam in the City) launched last week with an explosion of media coverage, photo shoots and (most amusingly) a team of masked mini Gok Wans taking to the streets of Glasgow. The GLAM website has seen a flurry of ticket sales over the Easter weekend, with girls keen to sign up for three days and nights of main stage events, workshops, and exhibitors including Rainbow Rooms, Fake Bake and The Glasgow Cupcake Company.
And hey, let’s not forget the celebs (as if we could, given the office is littered with hundreds of cut out Gok faces). The lovely Lorraine Kelly (who made one DADA staff member’s year by calling her ‘flower’) will be at the helm on Friday, followed by Gordon Smart’s Bizarre Night Out, full to the brim of Actual Celebrities, the kind you see on the telly. Saturday is Gok Day, as the boob-feeling fashionista flies in for a day at GLAM and a night picking Miss Scotland 2010. Sunday rounds up the weekend, with a very special guest host still to be announced. Do we know who it is? Yes. Will we tell? Yes! On this blog, probably. So keep checking back.
Conscious of not blog-blowing all of our most GLAM secrets, that’s all for now. Now go and buy your tickets.