The exclamation mark there is more one of "I can't believe I'm repeating the same old thing again" rather than any genuine excitement, I don't really go in there. Sandgate's Bar Vasa (sometimes just called Vasa) has a big banner outside saying "under new management" and they're hiring again. I don't know who has bought it, but I'd like to think it's just the first sniff of sunny weather has made it spring back to life again.
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and stuff, and I hear it was a useful reference for others who were moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.