John Otway + The Morning People

Date: 25 Jan 2008 - 20:00
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Event details: For a long time after his big Top Ten Hit record, John Otway really did not know what he should do next. He did not know if there was anything which would come anywhere near the euphoria of being in the charts.

But lying in bed one morning, he thought that now could possibly be the time to achieve a long-standing ambition of his - to do a World Tour. Years ago he had a plan to buy a round the world ticket and do a gig at every plane stop. 

The more he thought about it, lying in bed, basking in his recent glory, the more he realised that these were the dreams of a mere one hit wonder.

Having a top ten smash hit he was now in a position to do things properly and not scrimp and cut corners. So, he started by coming at the world tour from the opposite direction. Instead of trying to work out what he could afford, he just asked himself what is the sexiest aircraft in the world and which are the most prestigious venues. 

The answer to the first question was the Airbus 340, and the answer to the second The Carnegie Hall, New York; Vegas, and Sydney Opera House. It was time to get out of bed and use Google.

It turns out that you can get an Airbus 340 for a couple of weeks to circumnavigate the globe for around a million quid, and both the Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House have within their complexes halls that hold around 600 people. 

It started to look feasible...
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