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In 2001 when I first sat down to watch The Office, if someone had told me that 15 years later I’d be sat in the Hammersmith Apollo watching David Brent in concert, I wouldn’t have believed them. Yet last night, that’s exactly what I found myself doing.
It’s been hard to avoid David Brent this summer as he returned in the biggest way possible, with the release of his very own movie Life On The Road as well as an album and songbook. And if that wasn’t enough, for the past two evenings David Brent has been delighting audiences at the Eventim Apollo (previously Hammersmith Apollo) with his band Foregone Conclusion.
If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know that David Brent would be incapable of selling out the front row at the Apollo, let alone the entire venue twice (that’s 7,000 tickets).