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13 Sep 2006 02:48 PM
    Booo.....they're going to pull down the London Astoria to build apartments...s**t one http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/culturevulture/archives/2006/09/13/space_opera.html
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    13 Sep 2006 02:51 PM
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    Booo.....they're going to pull down the London Astoria to build apartments...s**t one http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/culturevulture/archives/2006/09/13/space_opera.html
    Our SFX went last week, more apartments.
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    14 Sep 2006 07:22 AM
    WHAT?? I didn't know that - that's awful. Saw some amazing gigs there and have some great memories, even if some of them are tainted with sweat from the crowd dripping back down on you from the ceiling! I suppose there hasn't really been any gigs there in a while and it hasn't been a venue here really for a long time - the Astorria has been open and holding gigs right up to now - a few of us were only there last month to see the Cramps. It's a great venue, a good size and it's a real shame that it's getting pulled down for poxy apartments.
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    14 Sep 2006 07:42 AM
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    WI suppose there hasn't really been any gigs there in a while and it hasn't been a venue here really for a long time
    MCD owned it, so as soon as the Ambassador came into play, the SFX went by the wayside. Planning Permission granted last Nov., wrecking balls moved in last week. Half sucked smartie to who can tell me what SFX stood for ... Is was a bit surprised when I heard.
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    14 Sep 2006 07:55 AM
    St Francis Xavier Hall, it use to be owned by the Christian Brothers. I love smarties.
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    14 Sep 2006 09:04 AM
    I saw Arcade Fire in the Astora last year. Amazing gig but I didn't think much of the venue, kinda dingy. I guess it'd mean more if I'd been there on a regular basis.
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    14 Sep 2006 09:06 AM
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    St Francis Xavier Hall, it use to be owned by the Christian Brothers. I love smarties.
    Its in the post ...
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    14 Sep 2006 09:29 AM
    Sad news about SFX.. The interiors for the 'Pride (in the name of love)' by U2 video were shot there by the way. No, I don't expect a smartie for that nugget of info, just some virtual love.
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    14 Sep 2006 09:31 AM
    I loved the SFX. Went to see Ash there just before Nuclear Sounds came out. f**king brilliant gig.
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    14 Sep 2006 09:34 AM
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    I loved the SFX. Went to see Ash there just before Nuclear Sounds came out. f**king brilliant gig.
    I remember that gig actually. Saw Green Day there too on the Dookie tour, and Bush and Placebo in the same week. Fantastic venue!
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    14 Sep 2006 09:58 AM
    Ah yeah Placebo, supported by Kerbdog in the SFX. Super gig.
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    14 Sep 2006 10:17 AM
    Seen Sepultura and Fudge Tunnel there, was nice. Was it there that i seen MBV play a terrible gig??? They just played noise for ages and handed out earplugs ha ha
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    14 Sep 2006 10:36 AM
    Was at the Bush, Green Day and Placebo gigs, happy times. Sad to see it go, great venue
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    14 Sep 2006 10:58 AM
    Only gig i went to there was Happy mondays....all my other SFX experiences were raves, The sound crowd!! haha! (carl cox etc...) My mate saw the Verve there donkeys years ago....SO jealous about that one. Good memories of the SFX. RIP!
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    14 Sep 2006 12:24 PM
    Terrible shame, loved that venue and most of the great gigs I saw, when young n impressionable, were there - Jesus and Mary Chain, Sugarcubes, the Wonder Stuff. Sure there are more that I've forgotten about...
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    14 Sep 2006 12:35 PM
    Saw the Foos and Placebo there. First time seeing idlewild as the support for placebo. Not too many memories of the venue though (no it wasnt the alcohol!!) as it was a good few years ago
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    14 Sep 2006 02:15 PM
    the venue itself was s**t, but at least it had soul.
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