Saturday, 30 April 2011

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I've been trying to write this post for the last few days but somehow time just ran away with me . Fingers crossed I get it finished this time.


So, last Tuesday .... me and Hub set off on our little adventure down to the Big Smoke , all on our own , no boys and no dog. First time in over seven years we've had a night away by ourselves and boy were we looking forward to it. Hubs favourite band was playing , a band he last saw 14 years ago . They don't come across from the States very often but they were playing 2 nights at Shepherds Bush Empire and we had tickets.


We only had a few hours to spare between getting off the train and the gig starting so we had a quick wander around Camden. I used to spend hours here when I was a nanny living in Finsbury Park.. every Saturday this was the place to come.
Still is by the looks of things.



This shop is the exact same one I bought my first ever pair of Docs back in 1989 I think it was .


A few tube stops later and we reached Shepherds Bush , passing the Empire on our way to the B + B. We were lucky that we had found one really close , about a 5 minute walk away .


I think at this point Hub was starting to get excited . So we checked in, dropped our bags off, quick wash and change and then headed back up to get a bite to eat before the music started.

But as we passed the Empire about 20 minutes later !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Absolute nightmare . Turns out the lead singer had lost his voice and was unable to sing... gutted, totally gutted . The band have said they will try and play again at a later date but not all of us have the pennies for travel and hotels again. We bumped into one young lad who had came across from Spain to see them ...... he couldn't believe it .

So we ended up going to a shopping centre for a look around, having some Greek food for tea and then watching football in an Australian themed bar which was no more Australian than the room I'm sitting in now!


The next morning up bright and early we had another very quick look around



and then jumped back on the train home .


11 comments:

two bones and a bagle said...

Poor old you - that must have been so disappointing - I would have been 'very sad'. Like you say not everyone has the money, time or babysitters to do the same again - hopefully you may have better luck next time.

andamento said...

Oh no, that's such a shame, so disappointing. I hope the band do manage to makeup for it somehow.

Louise said...

I wasn't expecting that, rather like you. I can imagine, bitter disappointment. You made the best of visiting a few haunts, new and old. x

Peeriemoot said...

Oh no, what bad luck! Especially, as you say, when it involves babysitters, B&Bs etc.

driftwood said...

what a shame....

Farmyard Crafts said...

That's so disappointing. I can't believe it ended like that.

Leanne said...

How disappointing however it was lovely to walk around Camden with you I remember going there when I lived in London. Being an Aussie Shepards Bush was a regular haunt for me. I am wondering who the band was?

Adrienne said...

Oh bummer!!! At least you got a night out w/o the boys. Hope the gig works out for you all at a later time.

julie said...

That really is the worst luck - you deserve something really fantastic to happen now to balance it out (I'd have a go on the lottery this week if I were you). Looks like you packed a lot into your time though - nice to see pictures of Camden again - I worked there for 8 years a long time ago! Hope you can make it to see the band when they do play again x

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh -- that's AWFUL! What a big disappointment. Hopefully the two of you had a nice time away anyway -- it certainly looks like you hit some fun places.

Julie said...

What a pain in the you-know-what. I bet you were both gutted, especially hubby. Hope you still had fun despite the disappointment.....didn't know you used to be a nanny. Juliex