A couple of weeks ago I attended Birmingham’s one and only rage room!
Located at Grange Live Gaming, 93-99 Holloway Head, this room gives you the facility to unleash your pent-up anger on a variety of objects in a fun and safe environment.
After arriving at the building we were kitted out with protective clothing, eyewear and gloves. As a couple, we were booked in for the deluxe package which comprised of:
- 10 x glass bottles
- 3 x keyboards
- 1 x computer monitor
After being advised of the items we could smash and the timeframe of 30 minutes. Our instructor ran through the following safety regulations with us:
- Only one person can be smashing things at any one time.
- You can smash items in the centre of the room or throw them at the far wall.
- You must keep all safety gear on at all times.
Once we had been briefed, we were then allowed to select the items that we wanted to smash. I chose five wine bottles as my boyfriend went in for a mix of shapes and sizes. Keyboards were next to be selected and then the monitor. All items were placed in a crate ready for us to start.
After selecting a bat out of the five different ones hanging on the wall, I set to work on smashing my first bottle and it was amazing.
Here’s the thing
When I entered the room I was under the impression that all the anger I had towards my dad’s passing would be unleashed. Whether I didn’t dig deep enough or in fact have zero strength. I found myself smashing things and enjoying it. I wasn’t overcome with emotion, I was at that moment out of my head and I was loving it.
Throwing bottles at the wall, smashing up keyboards and beating a monitor with a baseball bat was fantastic. And it certainly made for a date with a difference, when we left the room we were full of adrenaline and honestly walking a little lighter! In fact, this is something I would love to do again.
The rage room retails at:
£20 for the basic package and £45 for the deluxe.
However, you can currently find them on Groupon (but hurry as this offer is limited)