On this date in 2009, the British Music Experience opened at the O2 in London.
Amanda and I have actually been to the British Music Experience! We visited the O2 when in London back in May of 2011 and went into the exhibit. Somehow, I think we felt that if we at least went to the O2, we’d feel better about the shows being cancelled (I am speaking for the both of us: it did not), and at least we would see the British Music Experience (wish it had been Duran Duran instead, but the BME was interesting).
Ok, so after writing that last sentence, I need to admit that I remember very little of the BME (and I really hope these memories are from the BME or else this entire post is about to get embarrassing) with the exception that I saw the blue suit that Roger Taylor wore for Rio (because really, isn’t that the most important thing anyway??) of which I recall two things:
- It was TINY. I mean seriously small. I couldn’t have fit one leg into those pants, much less the suit jacket. I consoled myself by saying that he was practically a child himself when he wore it.
- It was so SHINY. I wondered just how comfortable that fabric (silk) was in the blazing sun all day. Hot and sweaty I’m sure…
I also remember that there was some sort of wall outside that served as a timeline (and in this moment I’m really hoping that I’m remembering these things correctly or else I’ve recalled another part of our trip entirely, which would be embarrassing…but not really all that surprising for me.) *sigh*
Oh, I also remember there being some sort of map thing in the center of the exhibit. I want to say it included the cities in Great Britain along with the musicians that came from there. And that concludes my working memories from there unless I go dig through my pictures. I know there had to be a lot in there on the Beatles, and many other bands too, but you know….Duran Duran was on the brain. As usual.