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      I was in front of the Brandenburger Tor at the exact moment that West and East Germany became one country. I don't think I've seen so many drunk people in one place.

      I was with some German friends who had escaped from the East in the 60s, it was a truly emotional moment for them.

      Talking of Berlin, on another trip, I was watching the Berliner Ensemble when the play was invaded by protesters talking about asylum seekers' rights and looking for support for a big demo that week. OK, it's not globally significant, but it did make the front page of the papers the next day - I still have the cutting.

      Closer to home, I was also on the Poll Tax march in Trafalgar Square just as it was kicking off and on the Lewisham demo against the National Front in 1977 - they were front page news.
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      The day I realised I was an Albion fan not a Spurs one. I watched that from the roof of the tea hut on the East Terrace. Nasty atmosphere and plenty of Spurs on the East terrace.
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      I was off my tits on mushrooms watching the twin towers come down.

      Does that count?
      No. And it isn’t funny.
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      You've already said that you weren't actually there for any of those incidents though.

      I heard the bomb go off at The Grand and saw the aftermath the next day. Doesn't mean I experienced what happened there. At all.
      Was working on a night shift when that happened, we all looked at each other and thought what was that? 5 minutes later we saw the police cars going down Edward street and knew something major had happened.


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      Trafalgar Square, 31st March 1990 and Castlemorton Common, May bank holiday 1992.
      A poll tax rioter and a raver.........mmmmmmm
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      I was in Bali in 2002 although safely away from the area in Ubud. I didn’t know about it until the next morning - thought I’d better not phone home as it was the middle of the night. By that time I was added to the foreign office missing list for a few hours.
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      I was at Planet Hollywood in Vegas after the MAY PAC fight. The casino was on lock down as some guy was letting of rounds. All the croupiers where under the tables. I think he was shot dead at the Parisian.
      Bloody hell!!
      “Everything about this looks wrong. The run-up is too long, too straight, and you know it’s going over the bar ... it goes over the bar, and Brighton have stolen a trip to Wembley! That is an absolute burglary! And that is the FA Cup!”
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      I was on a ship full of Germans the day she died I recall I was at the bar at the time when one of them came up to break the news he then purchased us both a drink and we toasted her memory, what followed was fantastic as German after German stepped forward to buy me a drink all I had to do was raise the glass look sad and have a great time while trying hard not to show it
      Brilliant.
      It was one of those pool table in bar moments.
      Time sort of stood still, apart from the clambering hacks wanting to get that exclusive shot of her.
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      No. And it isn’t funny.
      Wasn’t asking you nob head. You stick to slating UK politicians
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