So, I checked out of the hotel I had spent the past three nights in this morning.
I then went to the local shopping mall – Westfield, Liverpool… just to kill some time before heading up to Gosford and spending a few days with my friend, Gillian.
I wandered about Westfield for a while, that is where I spotted the travel agency photographed below.
When I left the mall and was making my way to the train station, to my utter amazement, I saw an advertising billboard for SM. I really never expected to see such a thing in my home town. Lol. It blew my tiny (and Simple) mind.
It was a nice surprise.
I decided to watch the SM 2020 Tour promo video on SMO FB…just for shits and giggles and OH MY GOD…I spotted myself and Françoise from the Aix-Les-Bains footage used in the ad. Lol.
Aawww! Somewhat softening the blow of how bad that gig felt.
Weird that it was used and not any footage from the US gigs or something.
Still…kind of weirdly cool to be in a Simple Minds tour ad…albeit for a nano second.
Hmmm. It would appear I overstepped the boundaries in what is deemed “off topic” or perhaps “advertising” on SMO FB.
In my defence – one: it was very much ON TOPIC as far as I was concerned, for I was merely theorising what Jim may do to celebrate his 60th birthday this July.
Secondly – I don’t advertise anything. Nothing on my blog is monetise and I don’t have advertising here. Perhaps I should have obscured or cropped out the ticket buying info of the screengrab of the Van Morrison gig I was referring to that he could go to for his birthday. But I would have thought it obvious that I was not intending to advertise anything.
I mean, yeah, Van’s giving me kickbacks. Geez! *rolls eyes*
Anyway…I shall discuss my non-endorsement, non-kickback, non-advertisement SUGGESTION of what Jim may be able to do to celebrate his birthday.
The Who play Wembley Stadium on July 6th – there’s one SUGGESTION…
Van Morrison plays The Roundhouse in London on July 6th & 7th – there’s another SUGGESTION…
Jim could indeed enjoy BOTH shows that weekend. Or indeed (as I alternatively SUGGESTED), Simple Minds could throw a gig around that time and we as fans could celebrate his birthday with him…unlikely as that option will be.
Anyway…no matter what he decides to do for his birthday, I hope he celebrates it well, and has many more to come.
Sorry to go “off topic” SMO FB. Heaven forbid someone should talk about music on a music page (albeit a specific band page…can we not talk about their influences? Did Jim not talk of Van Morrison within his most recent post?).
One of the things that keeps capturing my imagination on this American tour are those wonderful marquee signs that many of the venues in the USA still use. It’s a simple advertising technique, but it looks really beautiful in its odd way. Maybe it’s just a nostalgia thing on my part? But I just find them gorgeous. I’d love to be standing outside, posing for a pic underneath one…