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Beatles and London
28 June 2019
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I can add to this, I was in Soho all day yesterday paying my respects to Les Mis' revolving stage, RIP Gone Too Soon, bloody cost cutting etc. I was talking to some of the cast afterwards and they were all unenthused about the change. It was a double show day for me Phantom as a matinee and Les Mis in the evening- perfect day.

Anyhoo, I had like 1.5hrs in between me going to the V&A and Phantom starting and I remembered @Ron Nasty 's sage advice from last year where he said "go to MPL", so I did. As I walked past the building (which is very brown and blends in incredibly, you wouldn't think it's Paul McCartney 's company from the outside, also I'm pretty sure the woman at the desk inside knew what I was doing cause she laughed at me), I crept to the side of the doors and took a photo. They were getting a delivery from a guy in a fancy van which had an automatic closing side door, ooh la la. I don't know what the delivery was, it was in an unmarked van, in a large, brown box. Now I'm not going to jump to conclusions or anything but it was totally a remastered copy of Carnival Of Light . The little voice inside my head was telling me to go inside but I would have just gone "oh don't mind me, just looking around", and I'd get kicked out. If I could have asked a question though to the receptionist it would have been "do you know if Paul's angry that potentially Buddy Holly's entire master tapes were destroyed in the Universal Studios' Fire?" It's an MPL-related question :/ .

I also went to 3 Savile Row, laughed that it was an Abercrombie and Kids, and wished that I had a friend who worked there, who could get me access to the roof. Also, the blue plaque is so high up, you can't read what it says. I know they don't want people stealing or vandalising them but surely legibility is the most important thing there.

Finally, I went to 9 Kingly St, expecting to see The Bag O'Nails club (where Paul met Linda), although I know it's been renamed. The place is completely different, I can't remember what it was but I couldn't even see the blue plaques whether they were taken away or I'm just blind I don't know. Looking online, it's for rent for office space, so if anyone wants to pay about £170,000 in rent- then it's all yours.

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28 June 2019
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Wow this sounds really cool, but what is MPL?

Why yes that is a picture of Paul dabbing. Deal with it.

28 June 2019
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Thank you!

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Why yes that is a picture of Paul dabbing. Deal with it.

29 June 2019
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@Ron Nasty took my picture in front of MPL.

1 July 2019
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Lil MPL story, some homeless-looking guy came up to me while I was outside it (I always have my earphones in but I'm not actually listening to anything- it's normally successful at keeping hagglers away and I can listen to Google Maps™ for directions if I need it). Anyhoo, I'm just about to walk away from the building and I hear "hello, Honey*something*" (I think it could be 'lumps' or 'drops') in a sweet, cutesy voice. I always ignore people coming up to me in cities because 99.8% of the time they're looking for money and I don't give money to people, you want food, you want drink- sure, but I'm not giving you money. I can see him walking up to me and I just shake my head in a "no, mate" kind of way. 

He quickly turns at me and yells "AHHH YOU'RE SCUM!", as I walked away. I almost laughed, it was that ridiculous sounding.

 

Didn't get stabbed though, so London success!

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1 July 2019
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@AppleScruffJunior said
Didn't get stabbed though, so London success!

Much less likely to get stabbed in London than you might think. I've been in and around London for 50 years and only been stabbed once. My own stupid fault, it was a silly way to try and open a tin of beans...

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