Remember the millennium dome?


#1

I went there on a school trip


#2

what was in it? some science shit or something?


#3

Linkin Park


#4

So did I. Did you watch Blackadder?


#5

same


#6

You can see it from the park by my house.


#7

Me too. All I can remember is getting some excellent chocolate brownie bites.


#8

“Oo remembers t’Millennium Dome?”


#9

Yeah - it’s still there m8.

They’ve just re-badged it you fool


#10

They’re doing a Mrs Browns Boys show there, so probably a net gain for culture as a whole that it’s there.


#11

My ex’s sister worked there as a chef while it was open so we got free tickets. Saw Craig David do a live performance in the middle of the arvo when we visited :thumbsup:

Does anyone know exactly why it was only designed to be open for 12 months without any plan what to do with it afterwards? Always seemed so bizarre…


#12

We all thought the world would end at midnight on 31st December 1999 anyway so it didn’t really matter.


#13

It was supposed to be convered into a football stadium - presumably because that’s the only legacy use British politicians can think of for White Elephants once they’ve served their initial purpose.


#14

Yep


#15

I recall the giant ear and also some sort of soft ball fighting arena which I think was tied into a film/cartoon


#16

massive table football table
weird cinema showing blackadder
great parking for coaches
human anatomy thing

that’s literally it.


#17

Bloody awful thing in a bloody awful place full of bloody awful people (mostly) on the two occasions I’ve been there.


#18

Went with my grandparents. Remember very little.


#19

That was only one of the ideas, favoured by then sports minister Tony Banks. Other ideas included converting the building into a massive film studio, a hi-tech business park or into a British version of Disneyland.

In the end the government ran a competition to take over the Millennium Dome. It was won by a Japanese-led consortium who would operate it as a tourist attraction featuring virtual reality computer games, a Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” and interactive art galleries. The consortium pulled out of the deal 2 months after winning the competition.


#20

Bloody Paul McCartney refused to licence anything Beatles related in those days.