The Millennium Dome

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Lets revisit Y2K with a trip to the millennium dome. I remember going as a kid and being THRILLED by a photobooth where you could get a photo with ET (sponsored by British Telecom). I also bought a pencil recycled from a coffee cup.

It seems like a lot of it was actually QUITE CRAP, and looking at pictures now is a HOOT.

Some highlights:

The Work Zone, where children could discover their competency for work:

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The Money Zone, where you could roleplay as a City Banker:

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The Jewel Zone, sadly targeted by robbers with a JCB:

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The Mind Zone, with this sculpture that had very bad vibes:

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And the piece-de-resistance, the Body Zone:

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Do you have any memories of this TENT OF DREAMS?
 
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I never went. I recall being open minded about it but then seeing the sheer lack of imagination involved and unappealing nature of the content I decided not to. Instead I dedicated the year 2000 to having sex, taking drugs, going to festivals and New York.

So many regrets.
 

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Can we put the other ‘n’ back into Millennium before I go mad, please?
 

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Thank you.

I don’t think I had any idea what was even in the Millennium Dome prior to this thread.
 

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Thankfully the building ended up having a more useful purpose. Wankers can climb on top of it.
 

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Thankfully the building ended up having a more useful purpose. Wankers can climb on top of it.
And you can pay eleventy hundred pounds to see your favourite singer from your seat three miles away!
 
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I went twice and loved it but have no recollection of any of the stuff above except for the body exhibit. I do remember the recycled pencil though and a Black Adder thing.
 

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Also great fun to sit in the highest seats in the arena if you suffer from vertigo, I am told.
 

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I've never been in it at all! Hopefully as the host venue of Eurovision 2046, when we finally complete the step in the right direction, I'll be there!
 

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OMG just imagine the I AM KIMBERLEY (AND YOU ARE NOT) world tour LIVE at the O2, complete with remortgage-inducing cocktails at the ever-nourishing SLUG AND LETTUCE after :disco:
 

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Never went. I think a cousin of mine went for some kind of new Blackadder episode and they said it was underwhelming. First time I went was after the O2 refurb, going to the cinema and then of course all of the Prince concerts.
 

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Did anyone ever get the free wok under their seat?
 

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I totally forgot you live in a flop Olympics host city.
It’s the main thing people say about Atlanta if I mention it anywhere outside the us. Or rap music. Probably the real housewives on moopy
 

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One of the most profitable Olympics! (apart from the nail bomb)
It did pretty much revitalize Atlanta and I think that it can be pretty clearly linked to the influx of educated people into the suburbs and Georgia voting Democrat last year
 

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