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Saturday 30 July 2022

Friday 29 July 2022...5pm to 5.45pm...preview open day.... BONE DADDIES - 1a Philimore Gardens, off Kensington High Street, London W8. Note - This building used to be BILL WYMAN'S Sticky Fingers Restaurant & Bar. To celebrate their new Kensington opening, Bone Daddies are giving away 500 free bowls of Ramen on Friday 29th July from 4pm. Having established themselves as one of the most popular Ramen chains in London, Bone Daddies now boast 9 London locations. On the menu you'll find a wide range of delicious Japanese flavours to slurp your way through. Pick from a pork, chicken or plant-based broth jam-packed with incredible ingredients and various levels of spice. We had one of the chicken bowls each....very nice and filling...all their ramen bowls normally cost around 13. then a 30 mins walk to Shepherds Bush Green. GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Hi-energy boogie-blues legend (now aged 72) on his "Good To Be Bad - 45 Years Of Rock" world tour. I saw him headline The Royal Albert Hall in 2009. ------------------- The venue looks very full tonight, with mainly older folks. ANDREW DICKSON arrived on stage at 8pm for his 30 mins. Solo singer-songwriter who didn't really suit the bill as a support act to the lively George T. GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS arrived on stage 8.55pm for their 90 mins set. Five of them on stage include lots of sax. George is looking very youthful for his 72 years. Lots of nifty guitar playing from him, including plenty of lovely bottleneck guitar. Many songs had extended guitar solos and bits of jamming. All his best known songs that his fans know, were played. A really good set. Full GEORGE THOROGOOD setlist played tonight... Rock Party Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley cover) Shot Down (The Sonics cover) Night Time (The Strangeloves cover) I Drink Alone One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (Amos Milburn cover) Gear Jammer Get a Haircut Bad to the Bone Tequila (The Champs cover) Move It on Over (Hank Williams cover) Encore: Born to Be Bad Outro song over the pa (God Save the Queen - National Anthem )