PSB @ O2

Jun. 19th, 2009 07:07 pm
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I'm in row U, which is right at the very back and right at the very top of the auditorium. As far as it's possible to be from the stage without suddenly not being in the auditorium any more.

Still, should be a good show.

I think I might abandon my plans to stage door, 'cos life's too short.

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...gacked from [livejournal.com profile] lonemagpie. And assuming that "this year" refers to 2008...

Your main fandom of the year?
Doctor Who is always my main fandom, other things just come and go.

Your favourite film watched this year?
Not sure. I don't think I've watched many. Mamma Mia, I think.

Your favourite book read this year?
Haven't read many. Probably Death is Forever (one of John Gardner's James Bond novels).

Your favourite album or song to listen to this year?
I've been listening a lot to Bilingual by the Pet Shop Boys (vastly underrated, IMO), as well as Gold Afternoon Fix, Priest=Aura, and Sometime Anywhere all by the Church.

Your favourite TV show of the year?
Doctor Who, Chuck, Heroes, Supernatural, Merlin, The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Your favourite LJ community of the year?
I don't really have a favourite - they're just useful places to spend time with people with whom I share interests.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Chuck, with the Buffyverse close behind. Also, Merlin has been good fun.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
I can't really think of one.

Your TV boyfriend of the year?
Milo Ventimiglia.

Your TV girlfriend of the year?
Freema Agyeman.

Your biggest squee moment of the year?
The clip of all the past Doctors in The Next Doctor. Who said Paul McGann doesn't count??!

The most missed of your old fandoms?
Press Gang.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
It's not a TV fandom, but I keep meaning to get round to reading some Jasper Fforde books.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?
More Doctor Who.
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Well, decided I'd try answering a few of these.

And...it's undoubtedly the Pet Shop Boys 1991 Performance tour, which I went to see three nights running at Wembley Arena. It wasn't just the show itself (although that was pretty darned wonderful...but slightly better when I got the video, seeing as I was about halfway down the back of the Arena each night and therefore couldn't see much of the show itself), so much as the experiences surrounding it - I met up with a couple of fellow PSB fans; IIRC I went up to meet one of them, JJ, in Ilford on the Friday, then went on from there to Wembley, where we arrived early enough that we could hear the soundcheck, booming through the Arena walls. Then after the show we hung around at the stage gates and in the mad scramble of fans when Neil and Chris emerged we got various things signed and took photos and said nervous, trembling "hello"s...

Then back by night bus to JJ's in Ilford where I crashed out the night, before going back to Chelmsford...then travelling back to Wembley again on the Saturday and Sunday (the Sunday, IIRC, hampered slightly by British Rail being up the creek and having to travel part of the journey by bus, but on the bright side that was the day I met another of my friends, Ruth) to see the show again and go round to the stage gate again. Happy times and places. I kind of miss all of that.

There've probably been better gigs, but those are the three that always stand out in my memory.

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