Friday, 16 December 2016



Busy weekend ahead. Had today off work and went with Robert to Manchester to see Madness. We planned to stop over night in a Premier in near Victoria. Which made it seem like a mini break. We got there in the afternoon and booked in before wandering round the Christmas Market. Spending nothing mind you, Neither of us could afford it. We were only here because the tickets were free. His Uncle and his wife had split up and they were going spare so even though its a bit before or time we snapped them up. Ill be honest i was really thinking we might give it a miss and just go for a drink in the village instead. Its years since ive been there. But it would seem a waste so after a quick freshen up it was out for a quick drink in a local pub and the on to Manchester Arena. The place was full of men of a certain age  dressed in Madness cloths and/or hats. And most of them were drunk. Not aggressive drunks. Just stupid ones having fun. 


The support act were the Lightning Seeds who went down well but the crowed only seemed to know a couple of their hits. Rob didn't remember any of them so looked bored. Then Madness came on on were great. Their songs are quite short and mostly uptempo so it was a party atmosphere. I sort of knew most of them. After it was over we went back to the hotel and bed. Night over.

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