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Not Alan Partridge tells us: "I was once offered the chance to co-present a programme on national radio. Audience of millions, but blew up spectacularly, my entire contribution being the rustling of paper in the background. I was that bad, I have since burned my copy of the pilot show." Tell us about your big break, and how you messed it up.

(, Thu 3 Apr 2014, 14:22)
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£25 for that?
In the final year of sixth form, a friend asks if I'd like to go to a gig. It'll be great, he says; it's in London.
"Who's playing?" I ask.
"Well they haven't really announced that yet."
"Hmmmm," says I. "And how much is it?"
"HOW MUCH!!!???"
"...but that includes coach travel from Shropshire!" he reassured me.
To cut a long story short, I baulked at paying that astronomical fee for a gig in the 80s, even if it was all for charity. I believe Bob Geldof and his showbiz mates put on a good show though.
(, Thu 3 Apr 2014, 23:21, 11 replies)
On the plus side
All that cash he generated got looted by Ethopian paramilitaries, thus starving the millions he aimed to save. So in effect you would have been sponsoring terrurrizm and mass famine. Chin up, it's only egg on the 'doff's face, not yours :)
(, Thu 3 Apr 2014, 23:47, closed)
Bob "tax avoidance" Geldof?
No great loss there. Live Aid sounds dull.
(, Thu 3 Apr 2014, 23:59, closed)
I remember watching it on Telly when I was 6
And throwing up on the brown living room carpet from eating too many sweets. There's an irony in there somewhere.
(, Fri 4 Apr 2014, 0:05, closed)
They never were any good
Tell me why I don't like Mondays

I'll fuckin tell you why
(, Fri 4 Apr 2014, 1:12, closed)
Well he has another reason not to like Mondays now

(, Tue 8 Apr 2014, 13:57, closed)
Except that report was bollocks.
(, Fri 4 Apr 2014, 15:58, closed)
lucky escape there
Phil Colins, Queen, Adam Ant, Howard Jones, Nick Kershaw, Sting, U2

..need I go on

The Who would have been mildly diverting
(, Fri 4 Apr 2014, 15:20, closed)
Queen live were fantastic, you soppy hipster nancy.

(, Fri 4 Apr 2014, 15:56, closed)
ah I was just provoking a reaction
they did look amazing apart from the 20 min unaccompanied Brian May guitar twiddling, but I suppose that gave ample time for a beer.
(, Fri 4 Apr 2014, 16:07, closed)
that was definitely the piss and bar break
with a generous dump break from Phil Collins.
(, Fri 4 Apr 2014, 17:01, closed)
Thanks you guys
I feel slightly better about it all now.
(, Sat 5 Apr 2014, 16:48, closed)

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