Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Hove Home Trashed By Party Gatecrashers.

From an Argus article found here

Hove home trashed by party gatecrashers

11:04am Wednesday 28th October 2009

A house was trashed by gatecrashers after a private party was advertised on the internet.

Kimi Watkiss won a competition to have her favourite band Brighton-based Doll And The Kicks play at her house.

But her elation soon turned into a nightmare as the private gig was stormed by more than 100 uninvited guests.

Pictures given to The Argus show revellers halfnaked in the family's hot tub, kicking computer monitors and having fights with armchairs.

The group of intruders described as 'half of Brighton' caused thousands of pounds of damage to the Hove property.

Used condoms on the floor, shattered glass, a cracked plasma television and a smashed sound system were found the next morning.

News of the secret gig at the Hove property is believed to have broken out through social networking site Facebook.

Revellers have been boasting about the party on the internet.

Kimi's brother Dane, 23, said he came home from university in London at the weekend to see a skip outside the house.

The band, currently touring with Morrissey, have said the family do not blame them for the damage.

They gave Kimi's parents a free pair of tickets for their concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night as an apology.

Lead singer Hannah told The Argus: "Unfortunately there were a lot of uninvited guests.

"While obviously we're pleased that so many people wanted to come to see us play, it did get very out of hand and the property had some extensive damage.

"We've been sorting things out with Kimi's parents for the past few days and have promised to repair or replace damaged goods as a goodwill gesture even though they have made it clear they understand we're not to blame."

That's some really quality reporting guys but I think my friends at SmackThat! did a slightly better job.

Sounds like one fun "nightmare".


  1. the argus have taken that story down. they realised that it was a complete hoax. pretty funny though.

  2. haha was it!? that's fucking amazing.. who set that up?