Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Have you missed me?

I know, it's been over a week since I last blogged, but I've been having a little holiday and took some time away from blogging as well. So here is a little catch up of what's been going on.
Firstly the car went in for it's MOT and I got a full service on it as well. Nearly £500 later and it's in tippity top condition again, with new exhaust and other odds and sods, so ready for our little camping trip at the end of the month.
It's been a busy weekend as well, what with Saturday being the annual Gay Pride march in London and also Bob Geldof's latest venture with Live8.
Barnaby came over for lunch and we watched the beginning of Live8 before heading off to wander the streets and see what Pride had in store for this year. To be honest, we're were both glad that we hadn't planned on joining in, just being bystanders. This year they had separated the march from the festival not only in distance but in time as the festival will be later in the month. This meant that the thousands on the march would end up in Trafalgar Square with not a lot to do other than watch whatever happened to be on the main stage. One of the fun elements of pride day in the past is the drug fuelled queens tripping over each other on the way from the fairground to the Trade Tent. Without a funfair and various dance tents, this Pride day seemed somewhat lacking, and it showed as people milled around with seemingly nowhere to go.
Onto Leicester Square to see what was happening with Drag Idol, only to see the gates to the square being policed by security removing any alcohol from anyone. Don't they realise that half the fun of watching drag is having a pint at the same time. We passed by and came back home.
Spent the rest of the day/evening watching the Live8 concert, and to be honest it had nothing on the original Live Aid (was it really 20 years ago??). I hadn't seen a playlist so had no idea what time the various artists would be expected on, however Robbie Williams seemed to be the first one to get the crowd going. A moving moment when Bob showed us some video of a girl with only 10 mintues t live 1st shown at Live Aid, and then brought her onto the stage, proving that his work had not been in vain. Pink Floyd were worth waiting for to seem them play together again for the first time in 24 years. Let's hope they have settled their differences and decide to do one last concert before they all croak. I saw the Division Bell tour in 1994 in Paris and London and would love to see a concert with the old line-up (sans Sid).
And so the holiday has now ended, back to work tomorrow morning and I shall try and keep the blog going a little more regularly in future.

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