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    I have had tickets for this show at The Dome since Christmas so other than the forthcoming
    Kate Bush show in September this is one of the rare occasions I get to visit London in 2014.
    My wife and I stayed overnight to make it special in Docklands which unbeknownst to us is under the
    London Airport flight path, ffs who would want to ever live here?! Mind you, there were no homeless
    or cats or grass to be seen anywhere, there was even an industrial estate fire in progress as we arrived
    so it might have appeal for some I guess.

    By going down on the train and not having what they call an Oyster Card we were hammered every time
    we wanted to go from A to B, so it turned out to be ridiculously expensive transporting ourselves around.
    There is no actual bridge across the Thames by The Dome so it's either 8 quid by ferry or tube or new fangled
    cable-car! We went for the latter option but it shut down at 9pm so we hit an enormous queue for the tube
    at the end of the show and we still had a mile to walk back to the hotel along a dual carriageway at midnight,
    so romantic.




    first stop was a visit to the free Welcome Gallery/Exhibition on the Euston Road,
    there was some bloke hanging around outside


    a nice surprise was to see the old painting named after my radio show on display


    arse detail


    my wife's hair gets a tube train blowjob


    first sight of The Dome, I'd never been before so was mildly excited


    this is the by far the best way to cross the river


    view from our hotel window


    view from the cable car


    heading back across the river to The Dome, can you guess what it is yet?


    yes, 5 points


    programmes on offer seemed a bit steep


    £10 for a foot key ring was out of my league


    the audience slowly file in, we were up in the cheap seats of course


    after a medley of tunes courtesy of the orchestra, The Pythons hit the stage


    God makes an appearance at one point to complain


    as Palin and Idle reveal their day wear


    familiar favourites are padded out as parrot sketch melts into cheese shop sketch


    and then we are asked to leave


    so begins the long trek back to our Docklands hotel


    the morning view from floor 6 but don't be fooled by the tranquillity
    there are bloody great big planes flying just above us


    we took in some city sights on the way back to Euston and there are
    no shortage of tourists willing to obscure the view of the landmarks
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Head Gardener View Post
    familiar favourites are padded out as parrot sketch melts into cheese shop sketch
    Did they do the "albatross" bit?



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    • #3
      I find the above even more entertaining if I imagine Ed Reardon is reading it aloud.
      it's OK to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful, you're gonna have to pass through all right. When you get to all right,
      take a good look around and get used to it, because that may be as far as you're gonna go.

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      • #4
        You have a wife to go see Monty Python with? Jealous... sigh ...

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        • #5
          Never been to the O2, did they provide binoculars?
          It looks like watching ants on a cake!!!
          Fleas the size of rats suck on a rat the size of a cat....



          Not As Great As His Very Best, But Pretty Much As Great As Most Anyone Else's.

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          • #6
            The price of tickets, they should have provided you with goodie bags including your programme, foot key-rings etc!
            I never buy programmes when we go to shows in London, makes me think I'm being ripped off and spoils my evening! Don't get me going on those egg cups full of ice cream.
            Looks like you had a lovely time anyway. All in all, was it worth making the effort? We thought about it, but the Scrooge in me got the upper hand.
            Everyone tear down your own little wall
            That keeps you from being a part of it all
            Because you've got to be one with the one and all
            You've just got to be close to it all

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Headless mermaid View Post
              You have a wife to go see Monty Python with? Jealous... sigh ...
              "He has a wife, you know. D'you want know what she's called?"
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Head Gardener View Post

                a nice surprise was to see the old painting named after my radio show on display
                Unfortunately, that´s a bootleg reissue.

                The OG's in Madrid.
                Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by babycart View Post
                  Unfortunately, that´s a bootleg reissue.

                  The OG's in Madrid.
                  Makes a lovely LP cover though...

                  Fleas the size of rats suck on a rat the size of a cat....



                  Not As Great As His Very Best, But Pretty Much As Great As Most Anyone Else's.

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                  • #10
                    Did they do the "albatross" bit?
                    oh yes, but minus the swearing of the Hollywood Bowl version
                    they also added to new verses to the Penis Song, covering the arse and the vagina





                    Unfortunately, that´s a bootleg reissue.
                    The OG's in Madrid.
                    yes, shame that's true but it was nice to see and was a damn fine copy




                    "He has a wife, you know. D'you want know what she's called?"
                    yes, my lovely Pauline - pictured here doing her face on the train




                    The price of tickets, they should have provided you with goodie bags including your programme, foot key-rings etc!
                    absolutely, it was a shocking to see such blatant 'milk us all dry' going on
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                    • #11
                      It was on tv here last nite. Great! Even if they're old now it's nice thay the Pythons are always around.

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                      • #12
                        did anyone catch the old radio show Eric Idle did for Radio 1 back in the 70s?

                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048nstt

                        Was quite entertaining and an interesting selection of records

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                        • #13
                          It was on 'Gold' the other night, I lasted about 15mins, it was about as funny as a kick in the bollocks. Which is a shame as I a big fan of theirs.
                          "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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                          • #14
                            Idle's mistreatment of Neil innes has soured the whole thing for me if I'm honest
                            i remember when it was all fields round here....

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                            • #15
                              The Nudge nudge sketch was pretty on point 40 yrs later.

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