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Holy Crap they are actually demolishing the London Astoria!

(8 Posts)
TheDevilWearsPrimark Tue 21-Oct-08 17:12:38

How can they?

Yes it's trashy as hell, and the toilets leak and the booze is shite, but it's got history.

CountessDracula Tue 21-Oct-08 17:13:29

Has been on the cards forever though hasn't it?

Such a shame, is a great venue (if a little sticky)

TheDevilWearsPrimark Tue 21-Oct-08 17:15:28

Sticky is not the word. Last time I went I had to roll my jeans up as the area around the toilets was flooded with pissy beery mess.

CountessDracula Tue 21-Oct-08 17:16:25

I think they gave up on trying to clean it long ago

Still lovely though
I ahve seen some great gigs in therte

angelene Tue 21-Oct-08 17:20:03


Now trying to think of best gigs there - I appeared to spend every other weekend there at the height of Britpop [aged crone emoticon].

Brixton Academy is a better venue I think though. Now if they try and pull that down for development I'll be chained to the doors!

DaDaDa Tue 21-Oct-08 17:25:52

Crossrail, innit.

Never liked the Astoria. Crap sound, no atmosphere.

CountessDracula Tue 21-Oct-08 17:26:45

No atmosphere shock

I so disagree!

MegBusset Tue 21-Oct-08 17:36:47

It is shocking that there are no more big live music venues in central London.

I saw the best ever gig of ,my life there -- Manics in 1994

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