Manchester was tacky. The Christmas market was winding down and the drizzle didn't help. Not as lively and interesting as previous years. The city centre was nevertheless mobbed.
Bill Bailey was appearing at the AO Arena. 4 checkpoints to get in. Bit weird thinking about the bombing. We had a row on our own. Boris came in for massive stick - very funny. Politicians in general were soft targets. Bewildering talent - several guitars, keyboard, cow bells and bicycle horns. Operatic soprano accompanied the flamenco. Highway to Hell was good. Bill likes heavy metal.
Pleasant and comfortable Pizza Express.
Trains empty. Roads busy.