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Sunday 29 August 2021.

Saturday 28 August 2021. BLUETONES + SLEEPER live at The Forum. 90's Britpop bands, Sleeper and The Bluetones, are heading out on a co-headline tour, which will see them both perform their debut albums in full, then playing a greatest hits set. A near full house tonight of 90s kids are reliving their youth. Both bands played full length sets...Sleeper for 90 mins then Bluetones for 100 mins. Both bands went down well with the crowd, and it was an enjoyable pairing. SLEEPER - SMART album played in full. Inbetweener Swallow Delicious Hunch Amuse Bedhead Lady Love Your Countryside Vegas Poor Flying Man Alice in Vain Twisted Pyrotechnician Short interval then Greatest Hits set.. Cellophane Nice Guy Eddie Statuesque The Sun Also Rises Lie Detector What Do I Do Now? You Got Me Atomic (Blondie cover) Sale of the Century ---------------- BLUETONES - EXPECTING TO FLY album in full. Talking to Clarry Bluetonic Cut Some Rug Things Change The Fountainhead Carnt Be Trusted Slight Return Putting Out Fires Vampire A Parting Gesture Time & Again Short interval then Greatest Hits set.. Are You Blue or Are You Blind? After Hours Solomon Bites the Worm Marblehead Johnson Never Going Nowhere Every Breath You Take (The Police cover) If... There was an indie disco after the bands until 2am and we stayed until 12.30 as the DJ played classic tunes from the likes of Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Manics, Suede, etc. ------------------ Sunday 29 August 2021. RUSSELL HOWARD live at Hammersmith Apollo. Comedian RUSSELL HOWARD plays the last of his five shows at Hammersmith Apollo. On his last tour in 2017, i went to one of his TEN shows at The Royal Albert Hall. We missed the 20 mins set from the support act. Russell Howard arrived on stage at 8.40pm and was on for 70 mins. His Bristol accent seems to help the jokes and routines along. It was enjoyable, but Ricky Gervais a month ago was much better i thought.