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Monday, July 04, 2011

Take That on the Tube

Even the London Underground are prepared for the "mass" of Take That fans that are going to the Fab Five's current Progress tour at Wembley Stadium, that runs till 9th July.

Take That on the Tube

I wonder how LU decide which bands are going to be popular enough to deserve a temporary Tube station sign?

I saw the sign above at Old Street Tube. Old Street, really?  I wouldn't have thought that this "hipster" territory was going to be crawling with a mass of Take That fans. But maybe I'm wrong. Perhaps all the queues of people, that look like they're auditioning for the next season of Skins, I see at nearby XOYO music venue, are going to secret gigs for Take That tribute bands.

My friend Jemimah Knight's Tube was delayed on Friday night and she asked on Facebook "If the code for fire on the Tube is Mister Sands - or similar - what's the code for girl-fight? My journey was delayed due to female scrapping." I wondered if they were Take That fans who according to some reports are fairly rowdy & "worse than football fans". So maybe this was another reason for the Tube sign?  Maybe London Underground were trying to pre-empt fights caused by their potential anger at facing long queues?

After correcting her that it's actually "Inspector Sands", there were a number of suggestions as to what the code for "girl fight" on the Tube might be. Amongst them, Paul Clarke suggested calls for  "Inspector Campbell or Inspector Cole". I thought asking for  "Inspector Vicki Pollard" had a nice ring to it.

Any more suggestions or thoughts?

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