We don't know the ins and outs of who was to blame for the Kings Dock fiasco, but we do know that it never went ahead and instead a brand new concert/events arena was built on the banks of the Mersey. The Echo Arena was supposed to be an excellent venue, with excellent facilities and it has played host to famous bands and artists such as Take That and Mika.
But now it's time for the main event of the European Capitol of Culture year. A fantastic concert with The Zuton's, The Kaiser Chiefs and Sir Paul McCartney himself. And where is it being hosted? At bloody Anfield!
Now this might be bitterness on my part, but when you stop the oldest, most well supported and the down-right founders of Football in the city of Liverpool from building a new stadium and instead mak it a ?World Class? venue, you expect it to be used for the main musical events going on in Liverpool.
And to put the top hat on it, we're now being carted off to Kirkby on the back of Wyness's bandwagon. This is another biased decision by the clearly red Liverpool City Council.
Adam Cunliffe, Posted 29/05/2008 at 16:33:19
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I think you are in danger of allowing bitterness to consume you... at such a tender, young and impressionable age too!
1 Posted 29/05/2008 at 21:18:06
Everytime I go past it I always wonder what could have been.
2 Posted 29/05/2008 at 21:51:52
3 Posted 29/05/2008 at 21:51:18
With regards to the Echo arena I have been fortunate enough to go there twice and It is a very good modern venue.
It kills me even more so now than it did back when it fell through when I look at what we have on the table currently in Kirkby Bikeshed.
The Liverpool One area opened today and I was right in the midst of it at around 1.00pm, and It is absolutely the place where we should be - if not the kings dock (obviously) then as near as damned to this fantastic development. The amount of people and investment around this area will transform our city as we know it, more so than we can imagine. John Lewis store is imposing and the Debenhams is a sight to behold. Not only that but the best feature for me is the step were you can chill out in the sun overlooking the docks and fountains.
True to Everton form however, Bully Wyness has other ideas, Knowsley is the place to be, next door to QVC and a Tesco.
4 Posted 29/05/2008 at 22:48:23
5 Posted 29/05/2008 at 22:57:13
Upside-down-scarf waving, puke-inducing sanctimony of the lowest order. Lyrically criminal wailing. Low-rent cadences for a sub-prime audience. Wrist-slashing whining to be played as masochistic muzak in the express lifts that open out into the ante-rooms of hell.
You wait. He’ll sing it.
And unlike Zeddies, there won’t be - coz there ain’t - a foot-tappin note in the whole tear-filled pissy parade!
6 Posted 29/05/2008 at 23:39:19
it’s absolutely nailed on to happen isn’t it
7 Posted 29/05/2008 at 23:39:14
8 Posted 29/05/2008 at 23:33:42
get your facts right before you blame LCC for an almighty BK cockup.
LCC worked 2 years to get EFC 95 million in grants from the EU and to get EFC’s contribution to 30 million (YES 30 million for a truly World class stadium on the banks of the mersey in a prime location).
BK promised them EFC had the 30 million "ringfenced" and asked for an extension of the deadline to show the colour of the money.
They agreed to this once but when he asked again they wanted to see the money and of course he couldnt come up with it.
He then asked his then friend Paul Gregg who said he would lend the 30 million but wanted BK to secure it on his shareholding or on the development.
Bk then did his usual and hid below the nearest parapet and the deadline came and went as of course did an amount of the grants for Merseyside.
Certtain LCC members stated that they would never have anything to do with "that man" again so its not a case of LCC favouring the RS its a question of who wants to work with them and who does’nt.
For the record we could have asked for Stanley Park but never did!!!
9 Posted 29/05/2008 at 23:48:16
You fucking spoiler, you have ruined my surprise finale now. I bought me new 64 inch waist / short leg suit from debnehams today and everything. . . . . . . . .
10 Posted 30/05/2008 at 08:39:40
I hope/expect these sad-acts to become a sideshow as the arena gathers momentum - a good indication of which is a Coldplay gig lined up for December.
While not everyone’s cup of tea, they’re easily the highest profile acts to headline the venue to date.
11 Posted 30/05/2008 at 09:08:41
12 Posted 30/05/2008 at 09:10:02
I understand the tourist revenue created but the citys obsession pisses me off.
I dont care for boardman,cilla black or that other prick Tarbuck either.
At least Ringo star was honest as lets face it if I won the lottery Id be off at the first oppurtunity and Id only return to watch the blues.
13 Posted 30/05/2008 at 09:16:40
14 Posted 30/05/2008 at 09:18:38
I’m with you on this one. Can i come and be your personal butler if you touch on the lotto and i’ll return the favour if i touch.
Fuck all those proffesional scousers, they make me sick.
Gimme the Stone Roses any day.
15 Posted 30/05/2008 at 11:46:26
Its a deal you CAN be my butler..but i wouldnt fancy cleaning my house especially when ive fudged my undies listening to she bangs the drums
16 Posted 30/05/2008 at 11:56:21
Lets face it if we had gone to the liverpool city council and asked to build on STANLEY PARK we would have been told NO. Liverpool rack up with a proposal based straight after the jammy euro cup win and get it all approved in a matter of 4 months.
The problem with teh concert being held at anfield is that it increases the profile of the club to people who may not ordinarily go there. So yep, its yet more pro-liverpool fc propaganda.
17 Posted 30/05/2008 at 12:50:21
Now wheres me lotto numbers ?
Wateeer Faaaaalllllll. Da De Da.
18 Posted 30/05/2008 at 15:53:09
ps - when was the last time the Beatles performed in Liverpool - anyone?
19 Posted 31/05/2008 at 00:21:37
Reminds me of someone...