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23 September 2009


Saw Cliff & The Shadows at the O2 last night - my husband's Christmas present. The show was brilliant but, to say i was not happy with the seats would be an understatement! I paid £65 each for seats on level 4 and we were the very top row to the left of the stage! They looked like specks on the stage and the only screen they supplied was behind Cliff & The Shadows, facing the audience in front of them who could at least, look full on to them. How can being up that high pass the Health & Safety? I believe that when booking on-line, they get rid of these seats first, leaving you thinking that these are all that are left and that you won't get seats at all if you don't accept what they're offering but you just don't know what position the seats are. Nobody in their right mind would knowingly book such seats. One lady had to be moved because it made her feel bad. I agree with a previous 'commentor', they should supply oxygen masks!
Never, ever again will i book unless they can tell me what position the seats are. So disappointing for my husband's dream to see the Shadows for the first time.

Brenda, sorry to hear of your disappointment. For my part, I was glad I wasn't so high at the O2; frankly, I'd only book such a place to see Cliff and The Shads, at this point. Otherwise, it's clubs and smaller venues for me.

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Rapiers Favourites

  • Ace Cafe London
    Great English fry-ups on the North Circular, real Rapiersland.
  • Ace Records
    Re-issuers of "1961", originally issued in 1987.
  • Amersham Rock 'n' Roll Club
    See the stars up close and personal at this Buckinghamshire hot spot.
  • Fury Records
    The rock 'n' roll specialty label behind most of The Rapiers' recordings.
  • Joe Meek Society
    Delve into the life and times of Britain's 1st independent record producer.
  • Joe Meek Yahoo! Group
    Ongoing discussion of Meekdom news and happenings.
  • John Leyton
    "Johnny Remember Me", "Wild Wild" and "Son This Is She" are his hits, spectacularly rendered by The Rapiers.
  • Kaisers
    Musical kin to The Rapiers, pride of Scotland, Beatmeisters first class.
  • Liam Watson
    White Coat proprietor of Toe Rag Studios, our lads' preferred recording studio.
  • Mike Berry
    Another original from the Joe Meek stable of stars.
  • My Generation Yahoo! Group
    Focusing on '60s BritPop stars like The Searchers.
  • Official Monster Raving Loony Party
    Founded by Screaming Lord Sutch, OMRLP offers voters sense and sensibility at each by-election.
  • Palm Door Films
    LA-based documentarians behind "A Life in the Death of Joe Meek".
  • Pipeline Magazine
    The instrumental rock review also sponsors an annual Easter convention.
  • Shadow Music
    Ground Zero for all things Shadows: music, comment, clubs and more.
  • Telstar The Movie
    The Rapiers make bit cameos in director Nick Moran's 2009 biopic of the rise and fall of producer Joe Meek.
  • YouTube
    Saving you the trouble of keying in "Rapiers".


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