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Saturday 12 June 2021.

Saturday 12 June 2021. Today is RECORD STORE DAY. Get down there early to buy some nice limited edition vinyl. ------------------- Sunday 13 June 2021. Live on BBC1 2pm - opening EURO Football Championship game for England who play Croatia. The game at Wembley Stadium looks like 25% capacity - 22,000 fans. There are many Fan Zones all over the UK to watch it on big screens including Trafalgar Square. Some Fan Zones need an advance ticket or reservation for entry. High expections again for England as usual , so hopefully they can at least get to the semi-finals. ----------- We were in Trafalgar Square to see England beat Croatia 1-0. The two stunning huge fountains are in full flow before the game. Around 700 key workers and their guests sitting at tables. Order your drinks and food from your table QR code. A great atmosphere on this hot and sunny day. Two massive main screens, and one smaller one at the side. London Mayor SADIQ KHAN is here talking to the media and makes a speech to the crowd. He watches all the game with friends, and is happy to pose for selfies. After the game we went to the nearby St James's Park for a couple of hours. A random sighting of FEEDER singer Grant Nicolas sitting on the grass with a friend. ------------------- Monday 14 June 2021. Boris Johnson makes an announcement about the 21 June "back to normal " date. Due to covid cases rising again , it has been delayed for four weeks. This will mess up hundreds of indoor and outdoor events that were working to the post 21 June date. I.e. the four big shows at Kenwood House at the end of June will be postponed to August. ----------- Happy Birthday to BOY GEORGE who is 60 today. I have seen Culture Club several times including four shows in their 1983 heyday. One at The Dominion and three at Hammersmith Odeon when i worked front stage security. ----------- Happy Birthday to Slade former member JIM LEA who is 72 today. I have seen Slade a dozen times including three times at Hammersmith Odeon in 1974 during their heyday. --------------------- Tuesday 15 June 2021. Another ex member of Slade has a birthday - NODDY HOLDER is 75 today.