Thanks once again to the marvellous Maggie Crowe OBE, Julie and I had tickets last night – on my birthday – to the Brit Awards being held at the 02 Arena. We arrived at 5pm and made our way to the Continental Hotel, where the pre-Show dinner awaited.
We met David Cohen of PPL in the hotel lobby and soon ran into long-time industry contacts, Paul Scaife of Record of the Day and MC and rock performer Tony Moore. At 7pm we walked over to the arena for the main event.
Hosted by Jack Whitehall, the performers included Mabel, Lewis Capaldi, Harry Styles, Dave, Billie Eilish with Finneas, Johnny Marr, Hans Zimmer, Celeste, Lizzo, Stormzy, Burna Boy, Tiana Major9, Rod Stewart, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the surviving Faces, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones.
Once the show was over, we queued for the ‘after party’ back in the hotel. I had my fortune told, which proved interesting, by Barbara in her fairground tent. Julie and I then walked back to the car park and headed home to Beckenham after an enjoyable evening.