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July 07, 2006

Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield

Wow, the Chilis were simply incredible last night. I was blown away by them, particularly as it was the first time I've seen them. They opened with Can't Stop, followed by Dani California, which were both incredible. Some of the other highlights were Californication, Otherside, Scar Tissue, Snow (Hey Oh) and Parallel Universe. They closed their main set with By The Way, which was brilliant and the crowd went crazy during it.

Then they returned for the encore with Under The Bridge (great for singing along), and finished with Give It Away.

In a word. Fantastic!!!!!! And I liked the support acts too!


Superman Cheap Day Returns

Continuing on a transport theme from my previous post, during my change at Manchester Piccadilly on my way back from Sheffield this afternoon, I couldn't help but be drawn towards a rather unusually liveried Virgin Pendolino waiting to depart on the 1405 to London Euston:
Superman Pendolino

At the very front, it doesn't look immediately different from an ordinary member of the class, but, continuing down the platform….

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No, it

No, it's a 125mph tilting train!

Superman Pendolino

In full Superman Returns promotional vinyls! Was a very interesting change from the usual procession of trains!

Superman Pendolino

But it admits it isn't as fast as a speeding bullet….. Never mind!

Anyway, I walked further down to see the name of the fleet member that had been chosen. I thought the most likely would be Virgin Hero, or maybe Virgin Lionheart or Virgin Warrior. Which one was it?

City of Stoke-on-Trent

City of Stoke–on–flipping–Trent. Oh well.


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