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Last night - enter the dragon, Mr. Bannatyne - tonight, THE AUCTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris Evans | 10:47 UK time, Thursday, 19 November 2009

Seven cars for seven drivers to be in seventh heaven.

The cars :

1962 Ferrari 250 SWB
1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso
1990 Ferrari F40
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4
2005 Ferrari ENZO !!!!! (New this year)
1961 Ferrari 250 California Spyder.

Back up cars:

1957 Ferrari Testarossa recreation awesome)(
1971 Ferrari Dino

Brekkie show and bacon rolls at my house live from the garage, after which we will set off for The New forest on the Thursday morning - Longleat for a cuppa, arriving at Chewton Glen sometime late afternoon - chillax and get ready for the drivers' banquet,

Up the next day, brekkie show live from Chewton Glen and then off to a race track to meet Top Gear's The Stig where he will pilot you round a flying lap in one of the worlds most exciting supercars.

Shaking, quaking and hopefully still in one piece, we climb back into our 12 cylinder Italian beauties to go at The Cottage Inn near Ascot, where we will be hosted by the great Bobby King and Gentle Saint John for a second driver's dinner and overnight.

Saturday morning - it's one more leg over to join the Drive and Diners for the Dine and Disco big day out

And then on Sunday back to Goodwood, where the cars will have been magically transported for you to climb aboard for the famous hill climb in front of tens of thousands of people.

It's last year and some...

There will also be thirty tables of two up for grabs for the drive time dine and disco itself -

Golf in the morning, Johnny's quiz in the afternoon, a champagne reception down at my place, The Mulberry, in West Sussex as a prelude to another fabulous five course food extravaganza prepared by Giorgio Locatelli, followed by live music in the Disco tee pee from The Feeling and then tunes from myself, Johnny and big Jim on the wheels of steel through till home time... Come Sunday everyone is invited to the last day of The Festival of Speed courtesy of Lord March and the whole Goodwood team.

The cars will be auctioned off traditionally with bids increasing as the auction continues whereas the bidding for the tables will be one bid only per bidder, exactly like last year.

Right let's get this show on the road! It's gonna be a busy night

Clp

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Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    1st post??

    Good luck with the Auction tonight CLP. Unfortunatly I am not one of those with an income high enough to be successful with a bid, but will donate all I can to such a wonderful cause!

    Good luck to all you bidders tonight, its always great to hear how much has been raised.

  • Comment number 2.

    Good luck Chris - let's hope Drivetime makes stacks of cashmondo for CiN.

    Please, please tho - will me, Gingembre, Seza and Baggybagpuss see you when we're doing out bit at Portland Place tomorrow in the phone room from 2 - 7 pm? There may be books wot need signing (even tho already read!) and I think my fave Rozzer, Mr Gingembre, may have a Dr Marten boot he would like squiggled on ...!?!?

    Will be listening intently at 17.05 and truly madly deeply hope to see you in person for a Blogtastic Huggle tomorrow.

    Muchos Amore.

    SuffolkDeev
    xxx
    xxx
    xxx




  • Comment number 3.

    CLP - quick before you go - would love if you could see the four bloggers (inc me) in R2 tomorrow to answer phones for the music marathon - but I know your a busy man

  • Comment number 4.

    Deev - I posted before i saw yours - snap

  • Comment number 5.

    Great minds Baggy, great minds ....!

    x

  • Comment number 6.

    And, what about the list of 8 scrubbers that we had lined up to keep those beauties sparkling CLP ??

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 7.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

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  • Comment number 9.

    C'mon Sue, spit it out!

  • Comment number 10.

    Methinks Sue might just be trying to sell us something .....?

  • Comment number 11.

    Aww Chris

    I am green with envy (in a good way)as It is unlikely that I would EVER have the kind of money to bid (here or with Tel) but I will be doin' me bit and I may even try to speak to one of the bloggers on the phones!!!

    But the cars, the cars.........love the cars!

    ebx

  • Comment number 12.

    Best of luck with the auction CLP - sounds like it's going to be a busy weekend of fun and more fun!!

    Much love

    T xxx

  • Comment number 13.

    eb - i'll be the one in the Pudsey ears ...... x

  • Comment number 14.

    Morning all, hope you make lots of dosh for CiN, Christoph, a very worthy cause indeed, and what a fantastic package. Sadly way out of my league, but I will be all ears later on drivetime.

    I just loved Brookie, Bread, Liver Birds, lets have some repeats, I for one could watch them over and over and not get bored. Just like watching numerous repeats of Vicar of Dibley, never tire of it.

    For the record I think Helen Worth and Michael Angelis are now divorced.

    Another bright and breezy one darn sarf.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi

    Just got a minute to pop back in, have an internal assessor in today to make sure we're doing everything properly, so keep having to dig out all the stuff he wants.

    I really wish I could afford to bid, but it's beyond my price range I'm afraid - will try for the VIP day though!

    Seza, I'm going down to my Mum's for the weekend, taking MIL down as well. It's Mum's OH's birthday, and the nieces are in a panto, so should be fun! Just hope we can get there!

    Back later!

    JG x

  • Comment number 16.

    Oooh Penny - does that mean he's a free man ....... !?!?!

  • Comment number 17.

    Deevs, Caaalm down, caaalm down, form an orderly queue!!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 18.

    laaaaaaaaaa!

    you can have Mr Angelis and I'll stick with Barry Grant - owzat?!?!

    x x x

  • Comment number 19.

    Me thinks someone has had tooo much sugar this morning ;) x

  • Comment number 20.

    Good luck with the auction Chris. I'm soooo excited about it that I dreamt Dine and Disco last night. Something to do with pies, a wigwam and Jonny in skimpy pants.

    Not lucky enough to be able to bid though, so I'll take the vicarious pleasure of other lucky so and sos who can!

  • Comment number 21.

    Sugar?

    Nope.

    Currently munching on some hot nuts.

    ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 22.

    Oooooo Deevs, forgot about Barry, hows about we share 'em both?!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 23.

    Done!

    They can just keep repeating the word "Birkenhead" to me and I'll be more than ecstatic!

    x

  • Comment number 24.

    Chris,

    Wow, it all sounds absolutely fantastic! I have reverted to being envious again! Seriously though, good luck to everyone who will be bidding - go for it!

    Baggy, Cheryl, Gingembre and Seza: have a fantastic time tomorrow - this really will be a day in a million for you all. Ooooh, I really hope Chris pops in and says hi!

    I have been so busy this week, I have missed most of the blog comments - I am suffering from withdrawal! Hope everyone is ok.

    C xx

  • Comment number 25.

    P.S. Cheryl, I have tried several times to email you, but they keep bouncing back "undeliverable". Anyone else having this problem? Our email at this office is pants!

    x

  • Comment number 26.

    ooooh that's odd Chrissie. try a message on faceache instead x x x

  • Comment number 27.

    might be that your office spam fritters are set not to go to hotmale addys?

    x

  • Comment number 28.

    Cheryl: how I admire your confidence in me that I can do anything on FB! I can't even find my own page! But, I will give it a go.

    Strange about the email, given that we exchanged emails before we went to Liverpool.

    Aaahhh Liverpool: I can't wait to go back there!

    C xx

  • Comment number 29.

    I hope you raise a ton of money again CLP, Thanks to you guys on the show I have decided to get in on the whole Twitter thing and just made my first Tweet about our selection to appear on "Wanted down Under" with the BBC.

    I will keep you posted http://twitter.com/kiwiinthemaking.

    Andrew

  • Comment number 30.

    Hi Chris. Good luck for the auction tonight,hope you make lots of
    money for Children in Need.I shall be there bidding I hope.
    love to all.xx

  • Comment number 31.

    Goodness, how late am I ? Good luck with the auction tonight Christoph - I am sure you will make loads of money for CIN.

    Hope all well and smiling - back later

    Beezer xx

  • Comment number 32.

    Innuendo bingo ahooooy!!!! someone should soooo patent that game mmmm
    I am tryin not to look at the list of cars but failing badly altough it is a worthwhile distraction from work ;)
    Hey Allen ... another twitter @imagesmatter ;)
    All be good now xx

  • Comment number 33.

    Ok, so I'm being a bit naiive here but people keep saying how the bidding's out of their price range....how much do the Dine and Disco tickets tend to go for?

  • Comment number 34.

    @SuffolkDiva

    Twitter is soooooooooooooo addictive, innit!

    x

  • Comment number 35.

    Amy - a small mortgage, or the price of a freeholding in Cumbria ....

    x x x x

  • Comment number 36.

    Amy - agree with Deevs. Thousands. Serious money! Think the cars and dine and disco raised about £460,000 in bids last year!

  • Comment number 37.

    Amy - as pointed out by Baggylybagpuss yesterday, there are some items on eBay for CiN - go to the R2 CiN homepage and click on the online auction bit. Still pricey but not as excessive as the tables at CLP's soiree!

    x x x

  • Comment number 38.

    Blimey! I know it's all for a good cause but it still feels a tiny bit unfair on us normals. Maybe the last pair of tickets should be raffled at £20 a ticket so we could all have a chance??

  • Comment number 39.

    Amy - we've been through this with CLP - see his blogs from this time last year - there are too many legal issues with this as it turns into a lottery - trust me the big cheif did try!

  • Comment number 40.

    That's a shame :-(

  • Comment number 41.

    Right, I'm here legally now, beenz as I'm at lunch and all on my ownsome in the office.

    #32 - no innuendo whatsoever. I really was munching on hot nuts! Wassabe (sp?) peanuts to be precise. They were firey little devils and I came quite unstuck when the phone rang. Literally, tears in my eyes!

    But .... on the subject of bingo (no, not our Ant ...) have you ever played XFactor bingo? (can also be applied to any syrupping reality show).

    Scorecards with phrases like:-

    It's been such a journey
    I'm doing this for my late brother/mum/cat (fill in as required)
    You owned that stage tonight
    I want this so so much
    This is my life

    blah blah blah

    Then see how many you can get during the course of the broadcast. Now that should be patented - we'd make a mint! The new Monopoly!!

    Think I may struggle this arvo. Spent the morning doing an office manual - looks good, but will probably never get looked at. Hey ho!

    Now got James Morrison on, and demolishing a plate of cheese and biscuits and olives.

    Let me entertain you!

    Deevs
    x x x



  • Comment number 42.

    Ah yes, 12 Nov 2008, there it all is. And for a moment there I thought I'd had a bright idea...turns out I'm a year behind! Ho hum.

  • Comment number 43.

    Deev's

    That's more like an X factor drinking game, give each phrase an appropriate drink penalty and there you go!

    One of the film mags did a whole article a while back on doing the same in various films, and not just withnail & I. Like watching LOTR and having to drink everytime Frodo looks wistfully into shot! Over three hours its plenty - I can tell you!

    Good luck tonight Christoff, hope you can drag as much money in as possible.

  • Comment number 44.

    Andy - loving that idea for a game!!! Endless possibilities.

    Mind now quite literally on overtime .....

    Deevs

    x x x


  • Comment number 45.

    Chris,

    Good luck with dragging as much money as is possible from those who can afford it. Redistribution of wealth, it's called, very Labour.
    Thought Duncan was great last night. Good bloke, down to earth, no nonsense.
    Good luck to those on the 'phones tomorrow; hope you have a really good time.

    Nic

    P.S. Chris, you really must stop teasing us about Dec 23rd!!

  • Comment number 46.

    Have to say for me, it would be the only way to watch X factor, through a drunken haze. Ditto for the jungle.

  • Comment number 47.

    Yo Ter CLP, Yo Ter EVERY Blog Friendly.....

    Bingo Star ere....

    CLP - My gooodneees this year's Children In Need iz warming up ter be the best EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wish a waz able ter afford ter bid for the Drivetime Gig..... and a Ferrari ENZO this year!!!!!!!!!@!@!!@!@!@@!@!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!@
    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Am just so glad ter ave play a small part this year by being lucky enough ter ave goot tickets ter go ter the CIN Albert 'all gig!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A good amount form the tickets going ter the CIN charithee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Maybe that waz me good karma: getting tickets, after a gave a fairly large sum ter CIN a few years ago when a could afford ter!!!!!!!!!


    So ere iz me Children In Need Wrocks The Albert 'all MEGA Gig.... blog report (bit long... soz but the gig waz so good it warrants being long) >>>>>

    Don't forgeet it's all on BBC1 Terneet at 8pm for a whole unadvert interupted 2 'ours!!!!!!!!
    Just can't wait ter re-live last week's amazing memories!!!!!

    So last week on Thursdee after being lucky enough ter buy tickets, two of only 4,500.... Finally a 'ad ter go and collect me tickets.
    A goot off at Gloucester Road station and walked upter the Albert 'all, always even after 30 years of going ter London discovering areas of London ave never actually been in. A walked up Queensgate and WHATTA COINCIDENCE.... a noticed a 'otel called The Gore!!!!
    It stood out anda thought that looked posh, be nice ter stay there sometime.... probably too expensive though... any way found out later from the papers that's the place where a BIG after show party waz being 'eld with alotta the stars of the show attending!!!!
    Bit further up Queensgate passed a building with a blue plaque on the wall stating Benny 'ill, one of me comic 'eros, lived there for 30plus years... A good omen for the night ahead... since am gonna see alotta me showbizz favourites!!!! A took a photo of the plaque and carried on ter get me tickets!!!!

    Later a returned ter the gig with Suzie, feeling 'appy & excited ter be bringing Suzie and ter be going inter the Albert 'all for the first teem!!!
    We take the name for granted az the most prestigious venue in the UK for BIG music events but the 'all iz actually named after Al & Bert.... conjures up images of old blokes like outta Steptoe & Son or Albert outta Only Fools & 'orses!!!!!
    But no, this iz Albert iz one of the most superior venues in the world!!!!!!! NYA!!!!
    On entering the 'all we made our way ter the central standing area which i'd goot tickets for - az yer get closest ter the stage!!!!
    When a goot inside it really iz smaller than a thought it would be and we ended up only ten foot from the central stage!!!!
    It waz a great neet, first a very funny warm up comedian came on who basically kept coming on all neet and getting uz all ter do links and cheer for the cameras az it waz all being filmed by the BBC for tv!!!!
    A tell yer... the warm up bloke waz so good... 'e should ave been one of the main acts!!!!!
    At the start Sir Tel came out and took 'is seat up at the back in the royal box complete with Mrs Wogan & BBC collegues!!!!
    By the way... funny thing that 'appened... there's a bloke who works at R2, don't know 'is name, but i've put me foot in it with 'im bad style and a keep bumping inter 'im!!!!! E must think am stalking 'im!!!!
    Am standing outside the 'all and who's standing wreet next ter me... the same bloke... so a went up & said 'ello... 'e looked abit shocked... a 'oh no, noot you again loook!!!!'
    Any way a noticed 'e waz sitting near Sir Tel inside the gig!!!
    I'll bang on the blog next week me very embarressing story regarding 'im next week!!!!
    Noot even working at the beeb & am putting me foot in it already!!!!

    Az we entered we all were given small paper Pudsey/ CIN flags!!!!!!
    At the start of the gig Sir Tel stoood up & goot the biggest cheer!!!!! With the crowd chanting "Terry, Terry, Terry!!!!!@!@!@!!"
    Ok.... Sir Tel's cheer wasn't thee biggest of the neet... think 3rd biggest with Take That 2nd & Robbie Williams appearing with Take That the biggest!!!!!!

    The show opened with one of me most awesomely favourite contempary bands.... a band that inpires me az they don't follow the rules of making music like most!!!!!
    They play with sounds... mixing classical sounds with... wrock and the most contempary modern electro sounds.... who are they???? MUSE!!!!@!@!@!@!@!!!!!!!!
    Never seen them before but.... WOW!!!!!!
    Their latest song 'Undisclosed Desires', with they performed second, could be me favourite song of 2009.... i'm really falling in love with the immense sound!!!! Their tune 'Starlight' waz me fav 2007 BIG 'it!!!!!
    The tune 'as an amazing string section, probably done electronically.... but 'ere waz Muse with THEE BBC Orchestra.... yes THEE BBC Orchestra of the most talented musicians who people alone got ter see backing Muse and providing a FULL REAL string section ter the AWESOME latest tune!!!!!
    God knows why Radio 2 'ave noot goot this mega tune on their playlist!!!! (watch BBC1 ternnet and experience this awesomeness!!!!!)
    I waz watching it with the 'airs standing up on the back of me neck!!!!!
    And a love the way they play with music/ instruments.... the first tune... Matthew Bellamy, 'e 'ad a strange white instrument.... 'alf keyboard/ 'alf guitar!!!!!!
    We'd only just recovered form Muse.... and who come on.... Take That ter a 'uge roar!!!!!
    Ok i'd better shorten this or this blog will stretch inter next weeks!!!! LOL!!!!!
    All a can say iz it waz mega ter see the talented TT up close and fellow capricorn dude Gary Barlow who organised the whole event!!!!!
    A really admire Gary & an inspiration ter me!!!!
    The 3 Pudsey flags I 'ad by know, sorry now, 'ad fallen apart az i'd been waving them so much... so a 'ad ter turn ter me CIN Banana, sorry Bandana i'd bought earlier and started ter wave that instead!!!! Soz butta get too over excited at these events!!!!
    Just 'ope am noot on tv az the only NUTTER with a waving bandana... or looking more like a spotted 'ankerchief!!!!!
    At the end of TT.... they introduced Robbie Williams and on 'e came... for the first teem, in public, in 14 years all members of TT were tergether!!!!!@!@!@!@!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@!
    E embraced the other members of the band ter a MEGA roar of the 4,500 crowd!!!!!!@!!!!!@!
    TT went off and Robbie then performed 'is two latest singles Bodies that am noot keen on but the second tune 'You Know Me' which R2 are now just starting ter play iz BRILLIANT!!!!!!
    It's the first teem ave seen Robbie & guess who 'e reminds me of.... another of me comic 'eros - Freddie Starr!!!!!
    Yep.... ave a loook on tv terneet... the way 'is 'air iz combed up... the same style & 'is eyes & face.... just struck me az very like Freddie Starr when 'e waz younger!!!!!! Well from the angle a waz at anyway!!!!

    Am beginning ter forgeet exactly what went on, the exact order of the acts, az so much 'appened over the 3 & a 'alf 'our gig!!!!!
    But next up.... no sooner 'ad Robbie departed the stage... than Leona Lewis appeared in the most amazing dress!!!!
    And what does she sing.... WHATTA COINCIDENCE... the Snow Patrol accoustic tune ave learned on me guitar... 'Run!!!!'
    What an amazing voice Leona 'as.... AMAZING!!!! Can't wait ter see 'er performance again terneet!!!!

    Then a think after Leona... Paolo Nutini.... a love 'is laid back style and almost 'umourous element te r'is music!!!!
    And a notice 'e sings with 'is eyes closed all the teem!!!! Might try that abit mesen... az a think if yer clsoe yer eyes.... yer feel the music more.... go inter..... THE ZONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Am geeting tired just wreeting this but 'a actually waz there!!!! Must admit a waz jumpin gand waving so 'ard for the whole gig a ended up sweating likie crayzee!!!!
    At on epoint a could feel a river running down me face... just 'ope am noot on tv ternnet lookin glike a grwon man in tears.... IT'S SWEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From gigging too 'ard!!!!!!

    Next up on comes Chezza Cole.... WOW!!!!! And she does the same performance az on X-Factor complete with 'er soldier dancers.... but in white this teem!!!! Y I.... canny wheet man!!!!!!
    While performing... a noticed nearby in a box.... Nicola from Girls Aloud watching too!!!!
    A believe Nicola & Chezza get on very well!!!!
    The only thing though.... noot once did Nicola all neet get up and dance or clap.... thought that waz abit.... errrr noot wreet!!!!! Ave always liked Nicola and being from Runcorn, a place close ter me work 'istory, but thought she came across az either boring or 'as fame gone to 'er 'ead and she's like royalty know, sorry now????
    Put it this way... if a waz sitting in the seats under 'er royal box... a would ave 'ad ter climb up and appear like the famous cartoon character... yer know the one: just the eyes and nose appearing over the wall.
    All ter ask 'er for 'er 'graph!!!!!!

    In between the acts Chris Moyles kept coming on ter do links and the warm up bloke ter fill in teem whilst the roadies goot the stage ready for the next 'ighly talented performer!!!!!!

    After The Cole it waz Mika!!!!!!!
    BRILLIANT!!!!! ave always wanted ter see Mika.... really, really, really like 'is music/ style!!!! Yes 'is music iz abit camp but 'e sings about sad subjects and turns it inter a 'appy lively performance!!!!!
    Almost childlike... but fun!!!!
    A often think the 'appiest gig yer ever could go to, would be Mika supporting the Black Eyed Peas or the other way arooound.... WHATTA GIG that would be!!!!! So 'appy 'appy and lively!!!!!!!!
    Mika sadly only did one song, 'is latest, but 'e so reminds me of Chris Martin on stage - same tall build and the way 'e bounces around like a child.... BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gotta go ter a Mika gig soon!!!!

    Then who comes on next???? We were warned there would be a few suprises..... ANNIE LENNOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!
    The two first tapes I ever bought aroound 10 years old and when a first waz really getting inter music (although a remember a first listened music with me parents Beatles Strawberry Filed LP aged 4... I remember playing it over and over and over again!!!!!) were Queen Greatest 'its 2 & Eurythmics Greatest 'its!!!!!!!
    Annie Lennox ave a;ways really loved.... all of 'er work.... and 'er she iz... 20ft from me singing!!!!!!
    And being a fellow Capricorn too.... she always gives 190% ter 'er performances!!!!!
    Yes Annie iz slightly mad.... in a very enthusiastic way... but if she sat in 'er shell and only gave 10% to 'er music.... none of uz would know of 'er name!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Annie waz standing next ter a black grand piano... can't even remember what she singing az a waz so in awe!!!!!
    During the performance... a 'ad an emotional moment..... an inspired moment ter see 'er so close & after alreadt seeing so many of me fav acts Mika, Muse etc.... a can just feel music in me blood... running down me vain's..... a just thought why do a let my shyness destroy me creative talent I 'ave.... do a want ter be a trucker for the rest of me life??????
    A thought why do I let people over power me and a become shy of them... ordinary people yer see every dee.... a thought what am a waiting for... a wouldn't be scared of being up there on stage terneet.... something just takes over me!!!!!
    Am noot like most who just go ter watch.... a can feel the music inside me!!!!!!
    A thought what am waiting for.... ave gotta rise out of me shyness... me feeling that a am just meant ter be a trucker.... and get putting music ter all the songs ave written!!!!!
    Ok a don't think a can sing or ave anywhere near the talent of these top performers... the best in the world!!!!!
    But a know ave goot something..... and without trying... ter find out what ave goot.... i'll never know what ave goot.... if a ave goot anything - know what am sayin'!!!!! No... nor do a!!!!!!!!
    Sad thing... a week later - now.... ave sort of drifted back inter me mentality.... of a am just little insignificant me.... and a am meant ter be a trucker!!!!!!
    And if a do ave any thoughts of trying ter be a performer... a must be suffering some kind of unhealthy delusions of grandieur!!!!!!

    Maybe a need ter go ter more gigs and see all these amazing people... az it's when am there thatta it really takes me too another place and inspires me ter try and take my life somewhere amazing... ter achieve big things!!!!!
    After all.... a find truck driving too..... easy!!!! Like a can do a lot more and noot waste me life!!!!

    Back ter the gig... next up a bloke comes on... a said ter Suzie... wonder who 'e iz... looks very like Andrew Lloyd Webber.... stupid me... it waz Julian Webber palying the cello.... literally 10 ft from uz.... and who walks on...... Katherine Jenkins loooking amazing!!!!!!
    A tell yer a always put me foot in it when it comes ter complimenting women but she looked way better than when a briefly met 'er at R2!!!!!
    When a met 'er she looked very good looking and beautiful... but on stage with 'er 'air done and make up complete with red dress.... she looked like the most beautiful woman ave ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A saw a colour photo of 'er in the Mail on Saturdee and believe me... in person 10 ft from me she looked 100 times more amazing!!!!!
    A think a take back whatta said about preferring brunettes ter blondes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Then it waz 'alf teem and an interval!!!!!!

    After the interval it waz Snow Patrol..... OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Another act thatta lover and inspire me!!!!!
    A admit am noot an advanced guitarist.... but the thing a love about Snow Patrol... their music isn't advanced difficult, complicated chords... they keep it slow, gentle and simple!!!!!
    Yet that's the beauty of it keep it simple and it 'it's 'arder!!!!
    This inspires rather than intimidates me ter think maybe a could do what they do!!!!
    And me voice iz very like Gary Lightbody's.... gentle... quiet style of singing with a 'int of scouse... 'im aving a 'int of Irish in 'is voice!!!!!
    They all seem like a really nice bunch of blokes too in SP... no big 'eads and like fame gone ter their 'ead types - all round awesome band!!!!!
    First they did 'Chasing Cars'... ok great tune but bores me a bit if am 'onest... too much radio play!!!!
    But second.... on comes Chezza Cole looking a bit like Nelly Furatado with 'er 'air tied back (meant az a compliment!!!!!) and what do they do.... a song that a love and makes me emotional.... 'Set Fire Ter The 3rd Bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'.............. AMAZING.... just.............. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This blog iz getting too long... so a better shorten it!!!!!

    Next up Dizzee Rascal..... brilliant performance and me & Suzie started doing the Jay-Z bling sign... of which Dizzee spotted uz.... 'ope 'e wasn't offended... still don't exactly know what the sign means but all in the name of fun!!!!!!

    Next up Capricorn super diva..... Dame Shirley Bassey.... and wow did she look so beautiful still in 'er seventies..... the only 'iccup of the neet waz the conductor stopped 'er performance az the orchestra waz outta time... wouldn't ave noticed meself!!!!!
    And complete with Gary Barlow playing piano ter 'er performance!!!!!! Very talented!!!! That's Gaz & Shirl!!!!
    But az she's so pro.. she restarted & carried on.. un startled ter do an amazing performance!!!!!!!
    The second song she did waz 'Diamonds Are Forever' and Dizzee Rascal came on ter do a duet with 'er... all mega!!!!!!

    Next up Lilly Allen and she ended up being joined 'alf way throught by Mark Owen then the whole of TT!!!!!!!

    Near the end of the night Peter Kay came on for 10 minutes and waz very funny.... really great ter see 'im for the first teem too!!!!!

    While watching Lilly Allen & a few others a spotted the most beautiful bright red guitar in the back ground of the stage ready for the later acts!!!!!
    A pointed it out ter Suzie!!!!!!
    It looked like a Gibson Les Paul in Cherry Red.... man would a love a guitar like that.... worth alotta money though!!!!!! 5k plus!!!!!!

    After Peter Kay who comes on...... but the first teem ave ever seen a Beatle live.... EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sir Paul McCartney..... and the red guitar belonged ter 'is guitarist who reminds me of Jon Bon Jovi a bit!!!!!
    And whatta suprise.... the most talented guitarist and most complicated guitar work of the neet waz Macca's guitarist playing the red baby i'd spotted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Macca waz brilliant..... the out the gig with a mini gig.... abitta work on 'is famous left 'anded bass guitar and some on the piano!!!!!
    At the very end Sir Tel came on ter do a speech and thank all for being involved in CIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Then finally the whole cast came on ter sing out with 'ey Jude'!!!!!!!!

    JUST AWESOME NEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can't wait ter re-live it all terneet on tv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bye!!!



  • Comment number 48.

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG That iz long!!!!!!!

    #47 - Remind sme of me longest ever blog.... and per'aps the longest ever blog CLP's 'ad on 'is.... errr blog!!!!!!!

    Am off for accupunture after wreeting that.... a need it ter release me blockages of the mind and creativity!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 49.

    Good afternoon from the Thames at the Eton/Windsor bridge where I waiting to attend a meeting.
    Frankly - I hope they don't turn up, as I could happily sit here all afternoon.

    Just catching up and wanted to say........

    Chris - YOU'VE GOT A BLOODY ENZO AS WELL NOW!

    How many people would hand those works of art to a load of people you don't even know and let them loose around the roads of the south of England.
    All for charity - Seriously Chris. What a guy!!

    Rips

    Who really wants an Enzo.......sob

    x

  • Comment number 50.

    Bingo, when I saw your post #47 at 2.02, I thought to meself this is gonna be a long one, so I made meself a cuppa and settled down. You didn't disappoint, brilliant! The tea just about lasted!!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Chris,

    Can I just say that YOU ROCK. Wow sounds very exciting, can't wait for the show tonight. I, like many of the bloggers, can't afford to participate - but you are doing it for the kids and those that can pay to play, more power to their elbow! At least they are spending their money on something worthwhile.

    Happy Days

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 52.

    But the question is, what did Bingo write????

  • Comment number 53.

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Bingles, you got modded.

    :-(

    Deevs
    x x x x


  • Comment number 54.

    Very generous of you Chris to offer so much to CiN, good on you. Will be listening in between the dreaded parents evening to hear how it all goes.
    Good luck!

    Bingo - fortunately I read your post before the dreaded mods intervened, brilliant skill, could feel the atmosphere from your report. I will be watching tonight to see my beloved Take That, the lucious Robbie Williams and the indredibly funny Peter Kay too! I know before it even starts they'll be the ones I enjoy the most! LOL! Predictable huh?!

    A story for you all:

    A man riding his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, 'Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.'

    The biker pulled over and said, 'Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want.'

    The Lord said, 'Your request is materialistic, think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help mankind.'

    The biker thought about it for a long time.

    Finally, he said, 'Lord, I wish that I and all men could understand women; I want to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing's wrong, why she snaps and complains when I try to help, and how I can make a woman truly happy.'

    The Lord replied, 'You want two lanes or four on that bridge?

    Daisy x

  • Comment number 55.

    freckle, lol!

    Bingo, did wonder if it would get modded!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 56.

    Modd??? what why when where how.... doesnt that defeat the whole idea of a blog???? mmm

  • Comment number 57.

    Do you know it really upsets & annoys me why my blog number 47, got removed!
    All the years i've written on this blog i'm never nasty to anybody!
    I always try to write fun, join in in the blog subject & try to add my own interesting comments, all to add to make the blog fun & contribute to whatever Chris has written.
    Today, after supporting a BBC charity, I spend a very long amount of my time writing a report on the Children In Need concert I attended of which I payed a lot of money to attend. But all for charity!
    And the thanks I get is somebody at the BBC decides to remove it - the reason - it contains non english words or phrases!
    Do you know how much that upsets me and when the very thing I was touching on is how hard sometimes it is to get through daily life - to inspire yourself to be the very best that you could be, that going to such an amazing concert and seeing so many amazing, talented people helps inspires me/ gives me the confidence/ the push to try and do something big with my often difficult life and rise above the negative people who try and put you down/ dent your confidence and positive spirit.
    And the thanks I get, all the hard work of my post is removed/ destroyed when all i've done is try to spread some happiness in an often miserable world!

    Don't know what i've done to offend someone at the BBC?

    One very... unhappy & fed up me!

    Thanks for kind words from the few bloggers who saw my post.

  • Comment number 58.

    Aw c'mon modders - Bingo's spot on. Reinstate his #47

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!

    Deevs
    x x x x


  • Comment number 59.

    Maybe it was moderated for being too long but the e-mail they sent me didn't say that & that's not a reason to get moderated.
    Plus everyone knows how to scroll down.

    There's people on this blog for years cause alot of offence and trouble yet most of theit posts often didn't get removed!

    Anyway it was all about a children's charity and my drive to come out of my shell and try ter entertain/ spread happiness!

    Maybe in my shell is where I belong!

  • Comment number 60.

    Bingo - don't get into your shell, you bring too much amusement and fun to Chris's little community.

    Moderators - please re-instate the post or at least let Bingo have a copy and he can post it onto CLP Bloggers on FB for everyone to enjoy.

    He's done nothing malicious, just reported in his normal fun style to enrich our day.

    Daisy x

  • Comment number 61.

    Plus I thought my blog was a unique & interesting preview of the brilliant concert that's going to be on BBC1 tonight!

    Thought alot of bloggers would like to read it before going on to see it tonight on tv!

  • Comment number 62.

    Come on Auntie! Be nice to Bingo!

  • Comment number 63.

    Moderators, just you put Bingo's post back on.
    I was lucky enough to read it (did the same as you Pen - got a cup of tea and settled in)and could feel the excitement of being at the Albert Hall for the concert.

    Don't you go in to your shell Bingo - keep doing what you do. Big Hug honey.

    Beezer xx

    Don't cry Rips - one day perhaps?

  • Comment number 64.

    Arh Bingo, come back. I read it and it was fab, made me reet excited to watch the concert tonight.

    Come on BBC Give him back his blog.......Humph :(

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 65.

    Bingo, don't even thing of going into your shell. Your posts are unique and I for one wouldn't dream of scrolling through. I love 'em.

    Moderators, bring back Bingo's post, it certainly made me make sure I watch it instead of the jungle!!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 66.

    thing!!!! doh

  • Comment number 67.

    Aw Bingo, so sorry to see you got modded. Can't believe you could possibly have written would have been in any way unpleasant. You are always kind and funny and bring a smile to us.

    Modders, If the problem was foreign phrases, could some one not look over it & check it so you can reinstate the post? I'm planning on watching the concert to night & would love to have a report from someone who paid money to go.

    Bingo, don't you dare go anywhere, keep posting and trying and be entertaining which you always are. xxxx

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 68.

    Bingo

    If you go into your shell I will bloomin' well come back to 'Pool before February 13th and drag you by the scruff of the neck out of that there shell.

    and we don't want that, do we.....!?!?!

    Muchos Amore sexy legs

    Me
    x
    x
    x



  • Comment number 69.

    The legs are mine Deev !!

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 70.

    Birkenhead!

    x

  • Comment number 71.



    Oh gawd, I've just had a thought .....

    What if I'm answering the phones tomorrow for Pudsey at R2 and I get a man-Scouser on the phone and he gives me his address and says Birkenhead.

    I'll be good for nothing and on the first train outta Euston bound for Lime Street.

    Heck!

    Me
    x


  • Comment number 72.

    I reckon the Mods removed it because of spoilers for the show. I don't mind it myself, but maybe they thought it would spoil some of the surprise collaborations? Just a thought x

  • Comment number 73.

    Bingo: I read your absolutely terrific post about the CIN gig. I then had to attend to some work, and I come back find it has been moderated - I can't understand why, it was brilliant and a fine "taster" before seeing the show tonight.

    BBC: at the very least, as Daisy suggests, provide Bingo with a copy and then he can pass it on to everyone on Facebook. There was not a single offensive word in that post and as Bingo said, there have been people who have written dreadful stuff on here, and yet their posts remained. I am baffled, to say the least!

    Bingo: don't you dare give up on your dream. I was listening to Gary Barlow on Terry's show last week. He said that some girl had handed in CD's of her music to his office every day, for weeks and weeks. Eventually, he thought he would listen to one of them, just so he could contact her and say "no thanks". But, he loved what he heard, and she now has a record contract thanks to Mr Barlow! So, get yourself a CD organised, or even just print and send off your songs to as many people you can think of!

    C xx

    P.S. Can I be your agent ... please?!

  • Comment number 74.

    I did a survey that the Beeb asked me to do this morning - and i'm kicking myself that I didn't do it tomorrow. One of the questions was 'what are we doing badly / what would you change (about the blog)?'

    Today, I said 'nothing'.

    Tomorrow, I would have said 'bring Bingo's post back'

    I read it Bingo, it was great, so are you, keep going fella.

    Beany x

  • Comment number 75.

    Amy, they were my initial thoughts. Certainly not because there was anything offensive, because there wasn't. Our Bingo being offensive, unheard of!!!!

    As I said previously, it has given me a taster for watching.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 76.

    Thanks all for your kind words - you know all of the bloggers here such a great bunch of people!!!!!!!!!!

    I've managed to go in and extract me blog so i've got a copy & i've slightly re-written it, in case it was the way I wrote some of the artists names might cause offend - but it was all meant in niceness - not to offend any!

    Plus a didn't want to take away any of the spotlight from CLP's brilliant Drivetime Disco/ Ferrari Drive Auction!!!!

    On the contary, I thought today is the perfect day to put me C.I.N. Albert Hall gig report on to add to the build up to the big night termorrow and for the brilliant showing of the gig tonight on BBC1!!!!!!

    I'll try and repost now with some changes & try to bang it on FB!!!!!!

    Again, sorry if I caused offence at the BBC & BIG, BIG thanks to all blog pals - yer mean alot to me xxxx

  • Comment number 77.

    Yo Ter CLP, Yo Ter EVERY Blog Friendly.....

    Bingo Star ere....

    CLP - Wanted ter say brilliant that yer doing yer BIG Children In Need Auction again and with a Ferrari ENZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All a can say iz man awish a waz able ter bid for it but can't afford it sadly!!!!!
    But am glad a played a small part in C.I.N. by being lucky enough ter get tickets ter go ter the Albert 'all gig!!!!!
    Abit of good karma a think a waz owed after giving a fairly big donation ter C.I.N. a few years ago!!!!

    So 'ere is me Children In Need Wrocks The Albert 'all MEGA Gig.... blog report >>>>>

    Don't forgeet it's all on BBC1 Terneet at 8pm for a whole unadvert interupted 2 'ours!!!!!!!!
    Just can't wait ter re-live last week's amazing memories!!!!!

    So last week on Thursdee after being lucky enough ter buy tickets, two of only 4,500.... Finally a 'ad ter go and collect me tickets.
    A goot off at Gloucester Road station and walked upter the Albert 'all, always even after 30 years of going ter London discovering areas of London ave never actually been in. A walked up Queensgate and WHATTA COINCIDENCE.... a noticed a 'otel called The Gore!!!!
    It stood out anda thought that looked posh, be nice ter stay there sometime.... probably too expensive though... any way found out later from the papers that's the place where a BIG after show party waz being 'eld with alotta the stars of the show attending!!!!
    Bit further up Queensgate passed a building with a blue plaque on the wall stating Benny 'ill, one of me comic 'eros, lived there for 30plus years... A good omen for the night ahead... since am gonna see alotta me showbizz favourites!!!! A took a photo of the plaque and carried on ter get me tickets!!!!

    Later a returned ter the gig with Suzie, feeling 'appy & excited ter be bringing Suzie and ter be going inter the Albert 'all for the first teem!!!
    We take the name for granted az the most prestigious venue in the UK for BIG music events but the 'all iz actually named after Al & Bert.... conjures up images of old blokes like outta Steptoe & Son or Albert outta Only Fools & 'orses!!!!!
    But no, this iz Albert iz one of the most superior venues in the world!!!!!!! NYA!!!!
    On entering the 'all we made our way ter the central standing area which i'd goot tickets for - az yer get closest ter the stage!!!!
    When a goot inside it really iz smaller than a thought it would be and we ended up only ten foot from the central stage!!!!
    It waz a great neet, first a very funny warm up comedian came on who basically kept coming on all neet and getting uz all ter do links and cheer for the cameras az it waz all being filmed by the BBC for tv!!!!
    A tell yer... the warm up bloke waz so good... 'e should ave been one of the main acts!!!!!
    At the start Sir Terry Wogan came out and took 'is seat up at the back in the royal box complete with Mrs Wogan & BBC collegues!!!!
    By the way... funny thing that 'appened... there's a bloke who works at R2, don't know 'is name, but i've put me foot in it with 'im bad style and a keep bumping inter 'im!!!!! E must think am stalking 'im!!!!
    Am standing outside the 'all and who's standing wreet next ter me... the same bloke... so a went up & said 'ello... 'e looked abit shocked... a 'oh no, noot you again loook!!!!'
    Any way a noticed 'e waz sitting near Sir Terry inside the gig!!!
    I'll bang on the blog next week me very embarressing story regarding 'im next week!!!!
    Noot even working at the beeb & am putting me foot in it already!!!!

    Az we entered we all were given small paper Pudsey/ CIN flags!!!!!!
    At the start of the gig Sir Tel stoood up & goot the biggest cheer!!!!! With the crowd chanting "Terry, Terry, Terry!!!!!@!@!@!!"
    Ok.... Sir Terry's cheer wasn't thee biggest of the neet... think 3rd biggest with Take That 2nd & Robbie Williams appearing with Take That the biggest!!!!!!

    The show opened with one of me most awesomely favourite contempary bands.... a band that inpires me az they don't follow the rules of making music like most!!!!!
    They play with sounds... mixing classical sounds with... wrock and the most contempary modern electro sounds.... who are they???? MUSE!!!!@!@!@!@!@!!!!!!!!
    Never seen them before but.... WOW!!!!!!
    Their latest song 'Undisclosed Desires', with they performed second, could be me favourite song of 2009.... i'm really falling in love with the immense sound!!!! Their tune 'Starlight' waz me fav 2007 BIG 'it!!!!!
    The tune 'as an amazing string section, probably done electronically.... but 'ere waz Muse with THEE BBC Orchestra.... yes THEE BBC Orchestra of the most talented musicians who people alone got ter see backing Muse and providing a FULL REAL string section ter the AWESOME latest tune!!!!!
    God knows why Radio 2 'ave noot goot this mega tune on their playlist!!!! (watch BBC1 ternnet and experience this awesomeness!!!!!)
    I waz watching it with the 'airs standing up on the back of me neck!!!!!
    And a love the way they play with music/ instruments.... the first tune... Matthew Bellamy, 'e 'ad a strange white instrument.... 'alf keyboard/ 'alf guitar!!!!!!
    We'd only just recovered form Muse.... and who come on.... Take That ter a 'uge roar!!!!!
    Ok i'd better shorten this or this blog will stretch inter next weeks!!!! LOL!!!!!
    All a can say iz it waz mega ter see the talented TT up close and fellow capricorn dude Gary Barlow who organised the whole event!!!!!
    A really admire Gary & an inspiration ter me!!!!
    The 3 Pudsey flags I 'ad by know, sorry now, 'ad fallen apart az i'd been waving them so much... so a 'ad ter turn ter me CIN Banana, sorry Bandana i'd bought earlier and started ter wave that instead!!!! Soz butta get too over excited at these events!!!!
    Just 'ope am noot on tv az the only NUTTER with a waving bandana... or looking more like a spotted 'ankerchief!!!!!
    At the end of TT.... they introduced Robbie Williams and on 'e came... for the first teem, in public, in 14 years all members of TT were tergether!!!!!@!@!@!@!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@!
    E embraced the other members of the band ter a MEGA roar of the 4,500 crowd!!!!!!@!!!!!@!
    TT went off and Robbie then performed 'is two latest singles Bodies that am noot keen on but the second tune 'You Know Me' which R2 are now just starting ter play iz BRILLIANT!!!!!!
    It's the first teem ave seen Robbie & guess who 'e reminds me of.... another of me comic 'eros - Freddie Starr!!!!!
    Yep.... ave a loook on tv terneet... the way 'is 'air iz combed up... the same style & 'is eyes & face.... just struck me az very like Freddie Starr when 'e waz younger!!!!!! Well from the angle a waz at anyway!!!! (meant az a compliment as well as ter be 'umourous)(no offence meant)

    Am beginning ter forgeet exactly what went on, the exact order of the acts, az so much 'appened over the 3 & a 'alf 'our gig!!!!!
    But next up.... no sooner 'ad Robbie departed the stage... than Leona Lewis appeared in the most amazing dress!!!!
    And what does she sing.... WHATTA COINCIDENCE... the Snow Patrol accoustic tune ave learned on me guitar... 'Run!!!!'
    What an amazing voice Leona 'as.... AMAZING!!!! Can't wait ter see 'er performance again terneet!!!!

    Then a think after Leona... Paolo Nutini.... a love 'is laid back style and almost 'umourous element te r'is music!!!!
    And a notice 'e sings with 'is eyes closed all the teem!!!! Might try that abit mesen... az a think if yer clsoe yer eyes.... yer feel the music more.... go inter..... THE ZONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Am geeting tired just wreeting this but 'a actually waz there!!!! Must admit a waz jumpin gand waving so 'ard for the whole gig a ended up sweating likie crayzee!!!!
    At on epoint a could feel a river running down me face... just 'ope am noot on tv ternnet lookin glike a grwon man in tears.... IT'S SWEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From gigging too 'ard!!!!!!

    Next up on comes Cheryl Cole.... WOW!!!!! And she does the same performance az on X-Factor complete with 'er soldier dancers.... but in white this teem!!!! Y I.... canny wheet man!!!!!!
    While performing... a noticed nearby in a box.... Nicola from Girls Aloud watching too!!!!
    A believe Nicola & Cheryl get on very well!!!!
    Put it this way... if a waz sitting in the seats under 'er royal box... a would ave 'ad ter climb up and appear like the famous cartoon character... yer know the one: just the eyes and nose appearing over the wall.
    All ter ask 'er for 'er 'graph!!!!!!

    In between the acts Chris Moyles kept coming on ter do links and the warm up bloke ter fill in teem whilst the roadies goot the stage ready for the next 'ighly talented performer!!!!!!

    After The Cole it waz Mika!!!!!!!
    BRILLIANT!!!!! ave always wanted ter see Mika.... really, really, really like 'is music/ style!!!! Yes 'is music iz abit camp but 'e sings about sad subjects and turns it inter a 'appy lively performance!!!!!
    Almost childlike... but fun!!!!
    A often think the 'appiest gig yer ever could go to, would be Mika supporting the Black Eyed Peas or the other way arooound.... WHATTA GIG that would be!!!!! So 'appy 'appy and lively!!!!!!!!
    Mika sadly only did one song, 'is latest, but 'e so reminds me of Chris Martin on stage - same tall build and the way 'e bounces around like a child.... BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gotta go ter a Mika gig soon!!!!

    Then who comes on next???? We were warned there would be a few suprises..... ANNIE LENNOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!
    The two first tapes I ever bought aroound 10 years old and when a first waz really getting inter music (although a remember a first listened music with me parents Beatles Strawberry Filed LP aged 4... I remember playing it over and over and over again!!!!!) were Queen Greatest 'its 2 & Eurythmics Greatest 'its!!!!!!!
    Annie Lennox ave a;ways really loved.... all of 'er work.... and 'er she iz... 20ft from me singing!!!!!!
    And being a fellow Capricorn too.... she always gives 190% ter 'er performances!!!!!
    Yes Annie iz slightly mad.... but in a very enthusiastic/ creative way... but if she sat in 'er shell and only gave 10% to 'er music.... none of uz would know of 'er name!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (sometimes it's good ter be a bit crazy and stand out from the crowd).
    Annie waz standing next ter a black grand piano... can't even remember what she singing az a waz so in awe!!!!!
    During the performance... a 'ad an emotional moment..... an inspired moment ter see 'er so close & after already seeing so many of me fav acts Mika, Muse etc.... a can just feel music in me blood... running down me vain's..... a just thought why do a let my shyness destroy me creative talent I 'ave.... do a want ter be a trucker for the rest of me life??????
    A thought why do I let people over power me and a become shy of them... ordinary people yer see every dee.... a thought what am a waiting for... a wouldn't be scared of being up there on stage terneet.... something just takes over me!!!!!
    Am noot like most who just go ter watch.... a can feel the music inside me!!!!!!
    A thought what am waiting for.... ave gotta rise out of me shyness... me feeling that a am just meant ter be a trucker.... and get putting music ter all the songs ave written!!!!!
    Ok a don't think a can sing or ave anywhere near the talent of these top performers... the best in the world!!!!!
    But a know ave goot something..... and without trying... ter find out what ave goot.... i'll never know what ave goot.... if a ave goot anything - know what am sayin'!!!!! No... nor do a!!!!!!!!
    Sad thing... a week later - now.... ave sort of drifted back inter me mentality.... of a am just little insignificant me.... and a am meant ter be a trucker!!!!!!
    And if a do ave any thoughts of trying ter be a performer... a must be suffering some kind of unhealthy delusions of grandieur!!!!!!

    Maybe a need ter go ter more gigs and see all these amazing people... az it's when am there thatta it really takes me too another place and inspires me ter try and take my life somewhere amazing... ter achieve big things!!!!!
    After all.... a find truck driving too..... easy!!!! Like a can do a lot more and noot waste me life!!!!

    Back ter the gig... next up a bloke comes on... a said ter Suzie... wonder who 'e iz... looks very like Andrew Lloyd Webber.... stupid me... it waz Julian Webber palying the cello.... literally 10 ft from uz.... and who walks on...... Katherine Jenkins loooking amazing!!!!!!
    A tell yer a always put me foot in it when it comes ter complimenting women but she looked way better than when a briefly met 'er at R2!!!!!
    When a met 'er she looked very good looking and beautiful... but on stage with 'er 'air done and make up complete with red dress.... she looked like the most beautiful woman ave ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A saw a colour photo of 'er in the Mail on Saturdee and believe me... in person 10 ft from me she looked 100 times more amazing!!!!!
    A think a take back whatta said about preferring brunettes ter blondes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Then it waz 'alf teem and an interval!!!!!!

    After the interval it waz Snow Patrol..... OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Another act thatta lover and inspire me!!!!!
    A admit am noot an advanced guitarist.... but the thing a love about Snow Patrol... their music isn't advanced difficult, complicated chords... they keep it slow, gentle and simple!!!!!
    Yet that's the beauty of it keep it simple and it 'it's 'arder!!!!
    This inspires rather than intimidates me ter think maybe a could do what they do!!!!
    And me voice iz very like Gary Lightbody's.... gentle... quiet style of singing with a 'int of scouse... 'im aving a 'int of Irish in 'is voice!!!!!
    They all seem like a really nice bunch of blokes too in SP... no big 'eads and like fame gone ter their 'ead types - all round awesome band!!!!!
    First they did 'Chasing Cars'... ok great tune but bores me a bit if am 'onest... too much radio play!!!!
    But second.... on comes Cheryl Cole looking a bit like Nelly Furtado with 'er 'air tied back (meant az a compliment!!!!!) and what do they do.... a song that a love and makes me emotional.... 'Set Fire Ter The 3rd Bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'.............. AMAZING.... just.............. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This blog iz getting too long... so a better shorten it!!!!!

    Next up Dizzee Rascal..... brilliant performance and me & Suzie started doing the Jay-Z bling sign... of which Dizzee spotted uz.... 'ope 'e wasn't offended... still don't exactly know what the sign means but all in the name of fun!!!!!!

    Next up Capricorn super diva..... Dame Shirley Bassey.... and wow did she look so beautiful still in 'er seventies..... the only 'iccup of the neet waz the conductor stopped 'er performance az the orchestra waz outta time... wouldn't ave noticed meself!!!!!
    And complete with Gary Barlow playing piano ter 'er performance!!!!!! Very talented!!!! That's Gaz & Shirl!!!!
    But az she's so pro.. she restarted & carried on.. un startled ter do an amazing performance!!!!!!!
    The second song she did waz 'Diamonds Are Forever' and Dizzee Rascal came on ter do a duet with 'er... all mega!!!!!!

    Next up Lilly Allen and she ended up being joined 'alf way throught by Mark Owen then the whole of TT!!!!!!!

    Near the end of the night Peter Kay came on for 10 minutes and waz very funny.... really great ter see 'im for the first teem too!!!!!

    While watching Lilly Allen & a few others a spotted the most beautiful bright red guitar in the back ground of the stage ready for the later acts!!!!!
    A pointed it out ter Suzie!!!!!!
    It looked like a Gibson Les Paul in Cherry Red.... man would a love a guitar like that.... worth alotta money though!!!!!! 5k plus!!!!!!

    After Peter Kay who comes on...... but the first teem ave ever seen a Beatle live.... EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sir Paul McCartney..... and the red guitar belonged ter 'is guitarist who reminds me of Jon Bon Jovi a bit!!!!!
    And whatta suprise.... the most talented guitarist and most complicated guitar work of the neet waz Macca's guitarist playing the red baby i'd spotted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Macca waz brilliant..... the out the gig with a mini gig.... abitta work on 'is famous left 'anded bass guitar and some on the piano!!!!!
    At the very end Sir Terry came on ter do a speech and thank all for being involved in CIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Then finally the whole cast came on ter sing out with 'ey Jude'!!!!!!!!

    JUST AWESOME NEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can't wait ter re-live it all terneet on tv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bye!!!



  • Comment number 78.

    Bingo

    You keep up all the work. I did start to read it but had to go and do some work ;).

    Perhaps if you do it in instalments, rather than as one long post. its definitely worth having it back on here.

  • Comment number 79.

    ChrissieS - Wnderful story above about Gary Barlow & the young girl with 'er demos!!!!!!

    Thanks for your kind words - means alot!!!!!

    Me meself am a crap singer anyway, or at least think a am, but ave written so many song lyrics would love ter put them ter music, then maybe someone with proper talent could perform them!!!!!!


    Any way made a few changes ter me blog, 'opefully it's ok this time!!!!!

    And if the real reason it got removed - 'cos it's too long, surely everyone can just scroll past it?????????

    Bye!!!!

    A tell yer gonna be too knackered ter watch the gig terneet!!!!!

    Took me 2 'ours ter write me long blog out.... and a should ave gone the gym an 'our ago!!!!!!

  • Comment number 80.

    Greetings and Salutations from Canada,

    I have heard that people from Dubai do not understand The Flintstones... but people in Abu Dhabi do...

    I thank you.

    Dr. T.

  • Comment number 81.

    Ello All,

    A see me second attempt 'as been removed too!!!!!!!

    A wish the beeb moderators would send me an e-mail expalaining whatta need ter put wrongs right!!!!!

    Maybe a could bang a copy of it in me book az the big blog that never showed.... well noot for long any way!!!!!!!

    It's all too much for me.... a could ave spent this afternoon wreeting a song or something instead am aving ter try and blog me blog onter the CLP blog!!!!!

    A might ave ter go ter London next week ter see the blog ploice in order ter find out EXACTLY where am going wrong!!!!!

    All a can say iz.... watch the CIN Show terneet & tape it ter keep forever az it waz that damn BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

    Chow!

  • Comment number 82.

    Fun fun fun this week. Won't be bidding tonight, mainly because I can't afford to but also because my own car, aka Mr Speedy (pun intended) suffered terminal Turbo Diesel failure last weekend, ouch! He should be out of the doctors tomorrow, fingers crossed.
    On study leave this week....SuperBP, another set of CIMA exams next week arrrgggh!

    And to take my mind off things, another 1st date tonight..woohoo!

    Jx

  • Comment number 83.

    Bingles

    Did you post it on FB on the CLP bloggers page?!?

    Me
    x

  • Comment number 84.

    Rusty, you wear me out. More dates than a calendar!!

    Go you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Me
    x

  • Comment number 85.

    Hehe, well i'm using the shotgun approach to dating at the mo, lol.

  • Comment number 86.

    i'm in i'm in!! they let me in! had to agree to a whole list of house rules and i'll try and abide - hello!!

  • Comment number 87.

    Bingo, here's something to cheer you up.........

    A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady.

    She offers him a handful of peanuts,which he gratefully munches up.

    After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts.

    She repeats this gesture about five more times.

    When she is about to hand him another batch again he asks the little old lady, 'Why don't you eat the peanuts yourself?

    We can't chew them because we've no teeth,' she replied.

    The puzzled driver asks, 'Why do you buy them, then?'

    The old lady replied, 'We just love the chocolate around them.'

    Pen xx






  • Comment number 88.

    Rusty, sometimes I envy singletons now. I've never really done "dating" - just met fellas and gone from boyfriend to boyfriend to hubby without much of a break from the age of 18.

    Thinking of me now, as a 41 year old with quite possibly more confidence than I have ever had in my life, the prospect of dating is quite appealing if I am honest!

    I'd be deadly!

    lol

    Hi Ashling x

    Deevs
    x x x


  • Comment number 89.

    Chezza - A tried ter put it on me FB wall but it only allows 320 chracters and az some would say am a large character (noot meant in egotistical terms!!!!!!) me blog iz 16,000 characters!!!!!

    Any advice on 'ow a paste it onter FB for all who wanter read!!!!!!!!

    Or a could just e-mail it ter yersen if yer gonna watch the CIN gig terneeeet!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 90.

    Put in the the notes section Bingo - should fit there (click on Add Note)

    Hi Deevs x

  • Comment number 91.

    Bingo - your post was great and should never have been modded. Just glad I managed to read it because I'm going to miss it on the tele tonight so will definately tape it now. Was a smashing report - felt like I was there! You make a lot of us bloggers happy with your blogs.

    Good luck tonight Rusty - hope we get a report tomorrow!!

    Darce x

  • Comment number 92.

    Deevs, i'm sure you would be ;-)
    Mind you all this dating is ££ think i'll have to cut down lol.

  • Comment number 93.

    Glad you got in ashling and the advice on fb worked ;)

    Bings can't you create it as a note on fb and then post a link to it on the clp bloggers page?

    Either that or start your own blog and post the link to it on here?

  • Comment number 94.

    Thanks Darce :-)
    I'll see about a report tomorrow, in the meantime...back to the books.

  • Comment number 95.

    Yes thanks for the advice Andy - was flummoxed there for a while!!

  • Comment number 96.

    Hello Everyone including Ashling (pretty name btw)

    Work done - hooray

    Dentist visited!! Not too bad

    Next take next Rafar to his lesson

    Then, just go to watch the big concert and a little sleep and it's off to London for our Big Day Out!!!

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 97.

    Ahhhh it's all too much for me mind terdee all this!!!!!

    All a can say iz soz if a don't reply ter all but ave read all - BIG tarr!!!!!

    If a do reply ter all after all the wreeting ave done terdee a will ave a nervous breakdown and be unable ter watch the gig terneet meself!!!!!!

    PennyForem - VERY funny blog!!!!! Made me laugh big!!!!! LOL!!!@!!@!!!!

    Andy Toverson & Ashling - BIG TARR!!!!! Ave made a note of yer telling me ter make a note.... and wreet know ,sorry now, am off ter wreet a VERY BIG note in the notes section of FB!!!!!!

    Chow!

  • Comment number 98.

    Success ALL!!!!!!!!!! BIG TARR for the advice Ashling & Andy!!!!

    Ave banged me CIN Wrocks The Alby 'all MEGA Gig report on FB!!!!!

    Just 'ope it doesn't blow up anyone's 'ome FB page!!!!!

    Bye... off for some egg 'n chips & bananas!!!!

  • Comment number 99.

    PS Der yer realise, all the blogs about me long blog are probally adding up ter being longer than me original long blog that they're all about!!!!!

  • Comment number 100.

    now i'm in and a fully fledged member - wonder if I could ask some advice? am due a car change (lease car) and was looking in the direction of the Mini Cooper - i know absolutely nothing about cars and just wondered if any of you had one and could give some of your experiences?? There's just me, so room wise is not a problem - are they comfy though?

 

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