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Post subject: Monty Python in London  PostPosted: Jul 16, 2014 - 10:33 AM
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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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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 16, 2014 - 10:45 AM
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Nice pictures,HG ! See any SPAM ?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 16, 2014 - 11:26 AM
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hell yes!!

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 16, 2014 - 12:49 PM
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You always have the coolest pics of places you've been to and records you get.

Now I would like to know what the heck is a "foot key ring"? A ring for your foot in the shape of a key?

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aww thanks BM
to answer your question here is the dubious item in question Laughing


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MY duh!!!!!

I was thinking a foot key ring might be something English that I didn't know about, like something from the Medieval period. Laughing

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jul 16, 2014 - 04:41 PM
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still, a tenner is still too steep!

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great pics, ty very much!

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One of the Pythons explained that the reason why their stuff holds up is because it's TIMELESS - it can't be tied to any particular period (aside from some media and political references) - and skits done 40 years ago can be done today and STILL be funny. I've already got the next generation introduced to MPFC and the not-too-gross or not-too-naughty stuff still made them laugh. But to have seen them LIVE....that would be a treat.
(The Mrs. and I are planning to spend an early 25th anniversary in London in 2021 IF we can save up the money for it...there's still time).

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