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  • All Pledge Allegiance to the New King
  • kayak23
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    Really impressed at how Charles kept his composure in the face of probably not knowing who the **** any of those performers were, and not being able to see them anyway due to being three quarters of a mile away from the stage 🙂👍

    Caher
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    Classical music fan apparently, so maybe Take That for him must have been pretty punishing. [Disclaimer – I turned over for the news].

    ctk
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    Watched Guardians of the Galaxy 3 yesterday. Did not see any street parties, barely any houses with decorations up tbh.

    The protest in Cardiff was pretty big from what I’ve been told and passers by were supportive.

    Cougar
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    Haven’t seen any parties. Drove over to Harrogate to visit The Boy.

    Caught the last half hour of the concert, looked pretty decent. Katy Perry in her dress made from Quality Street wrappers, then the newly reformed three fifths of Take That. Mostly I was trying to work out how the hell they’d done the over-stage light show, that was mightily clever.

    reeksy
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    Reporting from the furtherest flung corners of the Empire, the mood was somewhat subdued in Queensland … presumably as so many were grappling with the concept of changing the name of the state.
    Kingsland just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Too much like an East End train station.

    fooman
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    Why would Queensland change its name? It wasn’t named after Queen Elizabeth, it was named after RuPaul.

    reeksy
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    … Not Priscilla?

    allanoleary
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    No idea what’s been happening where I live as I’m spending the whole weekend in a shop in the dead part of Cambridge City centre. It’s like a ghost town around the Grafton.

    willard
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    I can report 100% lack of coronation related activity in my part of Sweden. However, that may be because we already have a king. And I am outside town and working from home. SVT was streaming stuff about Brian’s be-hattning, but I was too busy skydiving to a) care and b) worry.

    monkeyboyjc
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    Met a Swedish couple at the hotel I stayed in the night before – they had come for a long weekend specifically for the coronation….

    The tube was also packed with European teens and twenty-somethings…

    molgrips
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    The protest in Cardiff was pretty big from what I’ve been told

    I didn’t go out and about in Cardiff this weekend but I have seen very little bunting in my local area. I cycled through Caerphilly yesterday and saw only ten houses with bunting or flags, and a couple of businesses. Cowbridge in the other hand, a much more conservative place, had a lots.

    ernielynch
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    The tube was also packed with European teens and twenty-somethings…

    Some people are just curious.

    TBH had Charlie Boy’s nanny put him across her lap and smacked his arse in front of the gates of Buckingham Palace I might have come to watch.

    Everyone likes a good spectacle.

    DrJ
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    The tube was also packed with European teens and twenty-somethings…

    When I was on holiday in Rome, I went to see the Pope. Didn’t make me a Catholic.

    ernielynch
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    When I was on holiday in Rome, I went to see the Pope.

    I’m impressed that he found the time.

    Did he know that you’re not even a Catholic?

    kayak23
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    When I was on holiday in Rome, I went to see the Pope. Didn’t make me a Catholic.

    Does he make his evacuations in the woods?
    Asking for a friend.

    DrJ
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    I’m impressed that he found the time.

    Me too, I’m quite a bit older than the choir boys.

    TiRed
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    Busy as expected here (Windsor). Watched the F1 instead of the concert, but could hear it outside anyway (we’re close to the castle). Town was heaving, big screen and stage on the Long Walk, police everywhere, nice and sunny, what’s not to like? I took the dog for a long walk away from the Long Walk.

    I did watch the coronation service jet lagged from a night flying home from the US. Then collected the new car. The culmination of months of deliberations!

    slowoldman
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    Classical music fan apparently…

    Many of us are but that doesn’t mean we don’t like other genres too.

    I seem to recall CIIIR many years ago professed to being a fan of Diana Ross.

    MoreCashThanDash
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    I seem to recall CIIIR many years ago professed to being a fan of Diana Ross.

    And the Three Degrees. Or one of them. Allegedly.

    scotroutes
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    I didn’t go out and about in Cardiff this weekend but I have seen very little bunting in my local area. I cycled through Caerphilly yesterday

    Afraid some rogue bunting might get caught in your wheels, or a drunk stepped out in front of you?

    jambourgie
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    Many of us are but that doesn’t mean we don’t like other genres too.

    Love classical music and lots of other genres from dance to jazz, funk, classic rock, 80’s pop…

    But revival Take That? Come on. Really? Their best song from the first time around was an old disco original 🪩

    kelvin
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    Was it all of them, or just the three that are left?

    kilo
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    Just the tax cheat ones.

    jambourgie
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    What was going on with Howard’s hair? In fact, what is going on with a lot of guy’s hair at the moment. Is this the frontier of hair-transplant technology we’re witnessing?

    Cougar
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    Was that Howard? I thought it was Jason.

    Was it all of them, or just the three that are left?

    As above, whoever that one was plus Gary Barlow and Mark Owen.

    Cougar
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    Seems you’re right.

    Group members Gary, Howard and Mark Owen had decided to get back together in 2014 but it was at this point Jason decided to opt out of the latest comeback.

    … the former band member is now living a content life away from the limelight with his family in the Cotswolds.

    Jason said his decision came as he “didn’t want to do music anymore”

    MoreCashThanDash
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    When I was on holiday in Rome, I went to see the Pope. Didn’t make me a Catholic.

    So you were just bringing money to their tourist economy?

    scotroutes
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    I didn’t go out and about in Cardiff this weekend but I have seen very little bunting in my local area. I cycled through Caerphilly yesterday

    Afraid some rogue bunting might get caught in your wheels, or a drunk stepped out in front of you?

    Needs more recognition.

    Can I just confirm – am I the only one who didn’t swear allegiance who is left alive, or has the terrible monarchist conspiracy had everyone else arrested and executed?

    slowoldman
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    But revival Take That? Come on. Really?

    Fair point. I wouldn’t have thanked you for a ticket.

    winston
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    Sat down to watch the concert with open mind – even rubbish music can be good if done well.

    Truly awful – every bit of it. Is that all they could drag on to the stage?  Not even B list!  X factor runner ups and 3/5 of a boy band from the 90s….I mean I wasn’t expecting Spike Island but surely a bit of Macca or Mick Jagger, maybe a decent guitarist cranking out God Save the King…funky Nike Rogers and a couple of decent soul singers but not Miss Piggy and some bloke from Cold Feet…it felt like the whole thing had been organised by chatGPT

    and drones are not the new fireworks…I know everyone seems to think they are but are they really? I mean I can see some uses for them – maybe a big airborne arrow pointing to the toilets but it seems to be a lot of effort for a kids drawing of an owl.

    I did like the guys lighting up the tree with bikes though

    dissonance
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    Can I just confirm – am I the only one who didn’t swear allegiance who is left alive, or has the terrible monarchist conspiracy had everyone else arrested and executed?

    They probably couldnt find you under all those strawmen you have been deploying.

    tjagain
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    Can I just confirm – am I the only one who didn’t swear allegiance who is left alive, or has the terrible monarchist conspiracy had everyone else arrested and executed?

    can an AI be alive?

    tjagain
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    The display of union jack bunting and paper plates etc in my local shop looks untouched

    argee
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    What happened to David Beckham over the weekend, the mans been chasing a knighthood for years, thought he’d have done something to have another shot at this years honours?

    monkeyboyjc
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    The display of union jack bunting and paper plates etc in my local shop looks untouched

    We sold in my shop for the jubilee, but took a pint and didn’t stick up with any this time, I’m glad we didn’t bother as i only had one customer ask for paper plates…

    Klunk
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    brian2
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    Tedious,boring and predictable.
    It was an event; plenty of oldies (with not a lot to be cheerful about) and plenty of kids had an excuse for a knees up and a good time. Many gave up their own time to organise stuff and many; believe it or not, you tedious, boring and predictable lot; had a great time.
    Now roll on Eurovision. That should give you plenty to twist about.
    Miserable gits.

    moimoifan
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    “Jason said his decision came as he “didn’t want to do music anymore”

    How tempting must it have been to ask if he ever had?

    Tedious,boring and predictable.

    Summed up the concert more succinctly than I could – well done.

    The drones were good. I’ve always had a bit of a thing for Katy Perry, so yeah, OK.

    But I’m looking forward to University Challenge tonight a lot more. And Everton just stuck five past BHA which was a much better watch (and I don’t even like football much).

    Not miserable, I just haven’t got the bandwidth to pretend to find fluff like Eurovision or The Concert entertaining because there is an expectation to do so.

    I’m looking forward to some of The Proms this year, mind.

    winston
    Free Member

    @brian2

    Funny, I was going to compare it to Eurovision. Admittedly I’m biased having loved a bit of Eurotrash for decades but  that nonsense last night doesn’t hold a candle to the vision, even in its darkest nights during the 90s let alone now when it’s a fully fledged mainstream ‘event’

    i was anything but miserable when I sat down to watch last night – king in a hat nonsense aside I love a party which is why Eurovision will be on our friends massive projector next week in full 9.1 surround sound and the only thing my kids will be breaking revision schedule for.

    cant wait!

    brian2
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    OK, sorry. I just love people having fun, no matter the reason. I didn’t watch much of the televised stuff, but watched a lot of people watching it. The local events were more about people getting together and joining in, rather than jingoism or indoctrination. I don’t particularly like Eurovision either, but absolutely love watching my son and his gay mates having an absolute blast. So honestly, some on here should just live and let live.

    winston
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    To be honest it want a pop at anyone on here or even Charlie boy – I’m quite a big music / comedy / live theatre fan and was genuinely disappointed the coronation concert wasn’t a better showcase of what Uk has to offer – god knows we need a decent bit of PR right now

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