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Is it coming up soon? Haven’t heard Zoe Ball mention it on her show for about 5 minutes so thought it was cancelled 🤪
Surprised if she is not presenting from there. Always used to appear to be a massive BBC jolly wiith every show presenting live from Glastonbury whether it was relevant or not. Used to seem like 3/4s of the BBC Radio staff across all stations were there for some reason or other. Was quite shocked that 5 Live did not do their sports commentaries from there :D:D:D
 
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Yeah in North Greenwich. I think it's too big and the sound usually isn't great. I dislike it but when bands reach a certain level that's seemingly where they always go for their London gigs. I'd prefer Wembley Arena.
Seriously? The sound in the O2 is miles ahead of Wembley Arena, something to do with the fact that they had U2’s sound manager work with acoustic engineers to reduce any echoing.

https://london.fandom.com/wiki/The_O2_Arena

Wembley Arena has to be the least comfortable larger venue in London; tight seats, a narrow concourse and the stickiest floors of any venue I’ve ever been to. I’ll suffer it under duress for bands I really wish to see if it’s the only choice.

Best London venue by a street is the Royal Albert Hall.
 
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Sadly I give up on seeing bands live (outside of festivals and I quite like the Milton Keynes Bowl) once they get to that stadium level. I just do not get the same enjoyment out of going to massive venues. Luckly I still have quite a few to see that still play places like the local O2 venues, Rock City or if I fancy a weekend away, the Brighton Dome
I’ve now got to the stage that a lot of the bands I see are probably doing their last tours so I’ll go wherever they are. Just on a train back from Liverpool having seen the Eagles at Anfield. They were superb and the atmosphere was fantastic. Just a good job it didn’t rain given that the seats were on the pitch 😁
 

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Surprised if she is not presenting from there. Always used to appear to be a massive BBC jolly wiith every show presenting live from Glastonbury whether it was relevant or not. Used to seem like 3/4s of the BBC Radio staff across all stations were there for some reason or other. Was quite shocked that 5 Live did not do their sports commentaries from there :D:D:D
They are all going down tomorrow so will get worse🤬
 

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I’ve now got to the stage that a lot of the bands I see are probably doing their last tours so I’ll go wherever they are. Just on a train back from Liverpool having seen the Eagles at Anfield. They were superb and the atmosphere was fantastic. Just a good job it didn’t rain given that the seats were on the pitch 😁
I can understand that. Guess I would breave a stadium gig if a band I loved were on a farewell tour.
 

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Seriously? The sound in the O2 is miles ahead of Wembley Arena, something to do with the fact that they had U2’s sound manager work with acoustic engineers to reduce any echoing.

https://london.fandom.com/wiki/The_O2_Arena

Wembley Arena has to be the least comfortable larger venue in London; tight seats, a narrow concourse and the stickiest floors of any venue I’ve ever been to. I’ll suffer it under duress for bands I really wish to see if it’s the only choice.

Best London venue by a street is the Royal Albert Hall.
I try an avoid seats anyway it's just not the same. I can't get into it as much. If I can't get standing tickets I tend not to bother unless I'm really desperate to see them, i.e. never seen them before or something.
 
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Don't think the sound in the Arena is much better (although better than it used to be) - neither option is a walk in the park in terms of travel to & from.
The old days of bands doing 8 nights at Hammersmith Odeon are long gone unfortunately - it's now 1 or 2 nights at enormodomes instead
Sadly a side effect of the internet; whereas tours used to be loss leaders to promote album sales, they are now more about providing the income as YouTube and Spotify mean a lot of content is available for free. A great shame as the Hammersmith Odeon is a great venue.
 

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Sadly a side effect of the internet; whereas tours used to be loss leaders to promote album sales, they are now more about providing the income as YouTube and Spotify mean a lot of content is available for free. A great shame as the Hammersmith Odeon is a great venue.
Have a very soft spot for the Hammersmith Odeon. Saw my first proper gig there, Metallica on the Damaged Justice Tour supported by Danzig. Would be impossible to get as close to Metallica now as I did at that one.
 
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I can understand that. Guess I would breave a stadium gig if a band I loved were on a farewell tour.
Seeing Joe Walsh makes it hard to believe he’s got another one in him, and Don Henley’s opening comment tends to endorse that; “Thanks, we’re really glad to be here; to be honest, at this stage we’re really glad to be anywhere”
 

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Wasps! They’re definitely my biggest random irritation. Another nest… that’s 8 nests this year. This one, and them, are getting nuked.
 

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Then the final rubber washer in the assembly for the overflow doesn't seal properly so I need to go back to Screwfix.
 

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My energy provider Bulb sent an email asking ‘how likely are you to recommend Bulb to a friend’ …. What a pointless email. Even if I recommend someone, they can’t join it.. what’s the point
 

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My energy provider Bulb sent an email asking ‘how likely are you to recommend Bulb to a friend’ …. What a pointless email. Even if I recommend someone, they can’t join it.. what’s the point
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I said 1. The main reason being I didn't attend it was my father and emailing me is a breach of GDPR and very blooming annoying
 

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Sadly a side effect of the internet; whereas tours used to be loss leaders to promote album sales, they are now more about providing the income as YouTube and Spotify mean a lot of content is available for free. A great shame as the Hammersmith Odeon is a great venue.
Tours loss leaders? Certainly tours were associated with promotions for albums. But artists/bands either couldn't afford losses or were popular enough to make a (significant) profit. What sort of shows are you talking about?
 
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