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Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Wednesday 16 June 2021. It was 15 years ago today when I went to a great music awards event, followed by a FOO FIGHTERS secret gig. 16 June 2006.FOO FIGHTERS live at The Camden Underworld , London.Tomorrow night they headline to some 50,000 fans in Hyde Park but tonight its a fan club only secret gig for only 300 fans but true to his word The Foo Fighters tour manager has put our names on the guest list after meeting him that afternoon.Its very,very,very hot in here.Foo Fighters were due to play for 90 mins but they finish after 75 mins and do not bother with the 3 song encore. Some say it was because of the curfew (it turns into a disco at 10.30) but it was clearly that all the band were just suffering the extreme heat in the venue.Loads of great songs here like "Monkey Wrench","Times Like These", "DOA", "Breakout","Stacked Actors" ,"My Hero", "Generator" and "All My Life" .I came out soaking with sweat so i dread to think what state the band were in . A mega gig it was........ 16 June 2006.Noon to 5pm.Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Silver Clef Awards At The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. Lots of big acts and music industry legends here for this charity event. About 500 seated for 3 course dinner but tonight we are part of the 50 people standing. A long affair with dinner, awards, auction ,raffle etc. Those here The Foo Fighters sitting with Brian May,The Eagles, Ozzy,Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Editors, Cheap Trick,Girls Aloud, Kaiser Chiefs,Paul Carrack , Myleene Klass, Linda Lewis and Patti Boyd.The free booze is flowing and The Eagles have a lot of security with them but the highlight was chatting to the drummer of The Foo Fighters and he told us about the secret gig at The Underworld that night the band were playing and he kindly put us on the guest list for it by getting the tour manager to take our names. A very enjoyable afternoon event.............