My favorite place to hear music: The O2

I like the fact that it started out as the UK’s millennium festival exhibition centre (and a bit of a white elephant at that!) yet it has been (very) successfully converted into a massive entertainment venue.

Ten years on from its opening it is now considered cool to go there, shame it wasn’t so cool in 2000!

I was there for the first time in 2000 for the Millennium Exhibition, and my last visit there was a year ago this weekend when I went to see Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour.

  1. The O2 has an overall diameter of 365 metres, an internal diameter of 320 metres, a circumference of a kilometre and is 50 metres high at its central point.
  2. The twelve steel masts are 100 metres high.
  3. If you turned The O2 upside down, it would take Niagara Falls 15 minutes to fill it.
  4. Alternatively, you could fill it with 3.8 billion pints of beer or the contents of 1100 olympic-sized swimming pools.
  5. The volume of The O2 is equal to thirteen Albert Halls, ten St Paul’s Cathedrals or two old Wembley Stadiums.
  6. 18,000 London buses could fit into The O2.
  7. The O2 is as high as Nelson’s Column.
  8. The Eiffel Tower could fit inside The O2 lying on its side.
  9. 12 football pitches or 72 tennis courts could fit in The O2.
  10. Entertainment Avenue is the same length & breadth as London’s New Bond Street.

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