So. This is being billed as the farewell to the UK tour, the last time that us UK folk will have to see the full Bowling For Soup experience. On that basis, I had to get a ticket and take it in.
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Waking up on another blisteringly sunny day in Manchester, I had until 3pm to kill some time.
Woke up bright and early and packed the bag from hell and got ready to have a wander round London one last time. View full article »
Bit belated this entry, but more due to my incompetence than anything bad!
Tuesday night in London was great. The city really seems to come alive when the sun goes down. Even though it was night, the heat was still stifling. I met up with a friend at Liverpool Street Station, and the pair of us seemed to be sweating our entire bodyweight out.
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London is freakin’ hot today! I had to break the habit of a lifetime and change into my shorts (below the knee, fact fans – don’t worry) because of the 30 degree heat.
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It all started so well! The train left Glasgow on time, I was all packed and wandered up to the local station from my home. Usually a five minute walk, tonight, I took my time. I swaggered, even. It took me fifteen minutes. I still had plenty of time.
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