Wedge (Marc as heís otherwise known) has been running the
club since 1992 and "hopes we have brought happiness to at
least two of our customers over the years!"
Jugding by the 2,500 in the club on the last day of term 2003,
I think Iím safe in saying that he has done just that.
Wedge takes over Evolution with stinky cheeseÖ.music of courseÖnot
Brie! Plenty of alcohol (£1.50 a bottleÖyou canít go far wrong)
and thousands of drunken students up for a good time.
Two hosts classic pop, r&b, hip-hop and dance from the 80s,
90s and naughties, while the massive Room One is home to The
Wedgeís set, cheese, cheese and cheese.
Busted, Chesney Hawkes, Rick Astley, Toploader and more, Iím
sure not even Sainburys have as much cheese as this guy.
cheese and more cheese is the order of the day at Wedgies
Iím not knocking it, as the Wedge banters with the crowd and
hits that play button he knows he is going to captivate the
dance floor, as the students cheer and boogie away to every
is something about Wedgies, which never seems to change.
home to Wedge-ularÖ.thatís the Wedge Regulars to you and me,
who will make the journey to the waterfront at least once
a week to indulge in the music, the booze, and the easy pullsÖ..ahhh
the life of a student.
Wedge doesnít ever seem to change his act, true he put in
a few Christmas classics for the end of term party, but other
than that you can expect pretty much the same each week, but
it is this tradition and familiarity which brings everyone
back week after week knowing that they will have a darn good
are two camps in Universities, those who love and those who
who love it just canít get enough, those who hate it joke
that there was a big surprise this week as The Wedge pressed
the shuffle button on the CD player to swap some of the tracks
aroundÖ.yet they still go.
can wonder round Evolution and see hundreds of people saying
oh I hate this place, yet they are there, they are secretly
loving itÖand Mr Wedge has to be doing something right for
even the people that supposedly hate the club still go.
Wedge can get a bit much, heíll talk over most tracks pointing
out the lovely ladies on the dance floor, heíll shout out
to everyone and anyone (itís amazing how mad drunken people
go when they hear their name on or hall of residence shouted)
heíll crack awful puns and heíll mention local websitesÖ just
like this one!
he can be a bit over-bearing, itís part of the charm of the
place, it wouldnít be the same without it, he does it like
a pro and he makes the evening what it is.
no big clubber, I might even go, as far as to say I hate going
out clubbing, itís just not me. Yet I cannot deny the fact
that Wedgies is one of the few nights Iíll attend now and
itís all about having fun, itís a laugh, it plays the music
you want to hear, itís cheap and itís one hell of a night
entertaining, itís frantic, and itís an institution everyone
must visit the Wedge at least once, then love it or hate it
you know youíll go back for more!
You canít go far wrong with Wedgies, long may this tradition
continue, long may Wedgies prosper as it continues to get
students, drunk, dancing and pullingÖ.. after all isnít that
all they want from a night out?
is taking a break for Chistmas but will be back on Friday
9th January at Evolution.
Bristol BS1 5UH
Tel: 0117 922 0330
Entry Tariff: Wed £2.50, Fri £3
Drinks Prices: Wednesday all drinks £1.50 Doubles & mix £2.50
No Dress Code!
Friday VK and Carlsberg £1.50 Single house spirits £1, doubles
& mix £2.50, other specials 1.50