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Posted: 12 Jan 04, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For all of you who live in the UK: is Kensington Market still thriving? I've got a book called Rock and Roll London that's very informative and gives a ton of Queen information (including all places they ever played), amongst other groups such as The Beatles, the Stones and the Who. Nice pictures and maps too!
Another related question: Why were the towers at the entrance to Wembley Stadium torn down?

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Posted: 12 Jan 04, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Were they torn down?I don't think so,at least that's what they told when I visited it.


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Posted: 13 Jan 04, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the second Wembley DVD, it shows the towers being demolished in a time-lapse montage with Brian waxing nostalgic about how special the towers were! I just wonder when they were torn down, 2002 or 2003??

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Posted: 13 Jan 04, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check this:

http://www.networkha.org.uk/data/network-assocation/data/about-us/wembley-pictures.htm




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Posted: 13 Jan 04, 23:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*screeches* how depressing *sob sob*
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Posted: 13 Jan 04, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

so, they were demolished right?


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sadly the towers did come down as it was deemed too expensive to fit them into the new design!!!!

And I think Kensington Market is also a thing of the past, At least the last time I drove past the old place seemed to have vanished. Progress I guess


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, shit! How depressing indeed -- I didn't know the whole STADIUM was demolished! My God, why on earth was this done? Were there structural problems?

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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, it was just too old to handle world class events anymore, so rather than re-work the old one, we have a lovely new one on the way, Oh joy!


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They demolished it because they are going to build a new stadium which can hold 90.000 people


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't live in the UK but I've been to London very often.
I don't think the Kensington Market still exists. But I'm not sure about that. I've never heard of it anymore though. And I'm sad because of the Wembley towers. I'd have loved to see them!


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice pic Sonja but lets have the old one back! your far too sexy to be covered by a hat;)


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouldn't it be nice to see at least one-half of Queen play at the new stadium once it's completed -- maybe as the first act to be booked/performing?

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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Nice pic Sonja but lets have the old one back! your far too sexy to be covered by a hat;)"

Aww.. thanks! There you go, it's back. :-)


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