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    • bob bank spanker
    • By bob bank spanker 9th Sep 17, 8:01 PM
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    Last night of the Proms
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    Last night of the Proms 9th Sep 17 at 8:01 PM
    Simply fabulous.
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    • decbel
    • By decbel 9th Sep 17, 8:13 PM
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    Simply fabulous.
    Originally posted by bob bank spanker
    I have a fascination with it even though it is England centric.
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    • By $&*"($&( 9th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
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    It's fine until they start singing those ridiculous songs at the end.
    • bob bank spanker
    • By bob bank spanker 9th Sep 17, 8:40 PM
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    It's fine until they start singing those ridiculous songs at the end.
    Originally posted by grahawk
    How strange that Nina Stenne, the lead vocalist tonight (Swedish) disagrees with you. In fact, she said she wished all countries would have an event like tonight.


    My cousin is a broadcaster on a regional German television station, who cover this every year. It really is quite popular.
    • Topcat123
    • By Topcat123 9th Sep 17, 9:39 PM
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    One of the few places were you can fly the Union Jack without being called a racist.
    • Loz01
    • By Loz01 9th Sep 17, 9:48 PM
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    Love it, British traditions like this should be carefully preserved for future generations, you need a bolster now and again of spirit and patriotism!
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 9th Sep 17, 9:53 PM
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    One year I'd like the BBC to simply repeat last year's and see if anyone noticed.
    • borkid
    • By borkid 9th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
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    One year I'd like the BBC to simply repeat last year's and see if anyone noticed.
    Originally posted by daveyjp
    Well the people who listened to the first part, Sibelius and Wagner would but if you just tuned in the the end possibly not.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 9th Sep 17, 10:03 PM
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    Would love to go but not at the price they're asking!
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th Sep 17, 10:28 PM
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    Would love to go but not at the price they're asking!
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Problem solved if you have paid your license fee:

    Last Night of the Proms - Part One: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b095696l
    Last Night of the Proms - Part Two: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0956tcg

    You're welcome!
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    • barbiedoll
    • By barbiedoll 9th Sep 17, 10:35 PM
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    One year I'd like the BBC to simply repeat last year's and see if anyone noticed.
    Originally posted by daveyjp
    That's exactly how I feel about Strictly, X-Factor etc etc.
    "I may be many things but not being indiscreet isn't one of them"
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 9th Sep 17, 11:54 PM
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    Problem solved if you have paid your license fee:

    Last Night of the Proms - Part One: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b095696l
    Last Night of the Proms - Part Two: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0956tcg

    You're welcome!
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    But it's not the same is it???

    Mind you I could watch that even if I hadn't ...........
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • decbel
    • By decbel 10th Sep 17, 2:12 AM
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    But it's not the same is it???

    Mind you I could watch that even if I hadn't ...........
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Now Now-you'll have the Capita person after you.
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 10th Sep 17, 11:28 AM
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    I don't know how much it cost, but would imagine it's not cheap. But what about when they show the people in outside places, do you still have to pay to go into the likes of Hyde Park ?
    I think the singing is the best part. I can't sing, but the atmosphere is so electric, you help but join in.
    I've always wondered though ? All those people who have really gone-to-town on dressing up in fancy hats & clothes. They look great in the Albert Hall, but how do they feel on their way home on the tube.
    • boliston
    • By boliston 10th Sep 17, 11:53 AM
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    One of the few places were you can fly the Union Jack without being called a racist.
    Originally posted by Topcat123
    there seemed to be mainly eu flags rather than union jacks this year
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Sep 17, 12:42 PM
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    Besides, it's not the Union flag that's deemed racist so much as the Cross of St. George.
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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 10th Sep 17, 12:46 PM
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    At the proms there are people waving flags from all nations. It's not just a British thing. Although some of the songs they sing at the end are very English.
    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 10th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
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    One year I'd like the BBC to simply repeat last year's and see if anyone noticed.
    Originally posted by daveyjp
    I feel the same about football .

    Seen one, seen them all.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 10th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
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    I don't know how much it cost, but would imagine it's not cheap. But what about when they show the people in outside places, do you still have to pay to go into the likes of Hyde Park ?
    I think the singing is the best part. I can't sing, but the atmosphere is so electric, you help but join in.
    I've always wondered though ? All those people who have really gone-to-town on dressing up in fancy hats & clothes. They look great in the Albert Hall, but how do they feel on their way home on the tube.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    Yes you do have to buy tickets for Hyde Park and he other sites which participate on the night. You get an outdoor concert (byo picnic & chair/blanket) with singers/performers & a big screen which is sometimes linked to Royal Albert Hall & sometimes to the other venues.

    Can't remember whether it was last year or the year before that they had Paloma Faith & The Osmonds as the popular acts - didn't go but would have loved to.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 10th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
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    But it's not the same is it???
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    No it's miles better, sitting snugly in the comfort of your own home with a big mug of tea, pressing the pause button whenever and not having to queue for the loo. Looking forward to catching up on Ray Davies' performance later this evening. The guy is an under-rated genius and a national treasure.

    I enjoy live music but not the discomfort (what other people might call "atmosphere"),
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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