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Tuesday 22 June 2021.

Tuesday 22 June 2021. ENGLAND 1 CZECH 0. I am back at The Trafalgar Square Fan Zone for the third time. It is pretty much the same set up, with 700 key workers and their guests. A nice atmosphere, nothing too rowdy. A bit overcast, but thankfully no rain. England go through to the last 16, and Scotland go home. ------------ 23 June 1996 - 25 years ago today. THE SEX PISTOLS played Finsbury Park on their 1996 "Filthy Lucre" reunion tour. I saw them play five mega gigs on that tour...3 X UK and Paris and Milan. ---------------------- Wednesday 23 June 2021. CROUCHY'S EUROS 2020 LIVE at The Troubadour Theatre, Wembley. Ex England footballer Peter Crouch is now a tv presenter. Peter is a massive music fan , and i have seen him at a few gigs including KASABIAN. BBC 1 tv recording of this show that is on throughout the EURO 2020. Only around 40 punters in the audience ,due to covid restrictions. From 8pm to 10pm we watch the Portugal 2 France 2 game in the tv room, on big screens. We then are each given two drinks tokens for wines/beers and a food carton. After the game we are ushered into the garden area where the show is recorded. At 10.30pm Peter Crouch and co-host Maya Jama come out to warm up the crowd. The show is fully live from 10.45pm to 11.30pm...so very late to be in Wembley. Other guests included... Ex England goalkeeper David Seaman. Ex Wales captain Ashley Williams. Singer Tom Grennan who had trials for Luton as a footballer , when he was a teenager. Very enjoyable evening. --------------------- Thursday 24 June 2021. RICKY GERVAIS live at The Forum. Ricky Gervais is back at this venue as part of his small venue warm up shows to test out new material for his UK "Super Nature" Arena tour later in the year. It will be his second of five Thursday's at this venue. Pretty much the same set-up as last week, with 500 punters seated. EMILY ATACK is upstairs on a VIP table....she headlines The Forum on 16 October. Sean McLoughlin is again the support and starts at 7.30pm for a good 15 mins set. His set was 50% different from last week. RICKY GERVAIS arrives on stage at 8pm and performs for 70 mins which was 5 mins longer than last week....his set was also around 50% the same as last week....plenty of taboo subjects. A very enjoyable show, with many funny bits. --------------------- Friday 25 June 2021. Always good for THE SEX PISTOLS to be shown again - Friday evening. SKY ARTS Sex Pistols "Never Mind The Bollocks" documentary. SKY ARTS Sex Pistols "They'll Always Be An England" . Superb live concert film from their five nights at Brixton Academy in 2007 - I was at all five.