The Verve - Wigan's Finest..My Dad Comes From There!

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
March 21, 2011 12:42pm CST
Not sure if this video was filmed in Wigan but I'd like to think so. I don't think The Verve exist anymore which is a shame because I saw a live gig on the telly once and it was one of the best gigs I've ever seen! Awesome! Have you ever had someone walk into you like that? Annoying isn't it? Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx3m4e45bTo&feature=related
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
21 Mar 11
As a Wiganer I'm pretty sure that it was not shot in Wigan. At least, I don't recognise any of the street scenery and especially that last shot at the very end which appears to show a public building with a pillared portico - there's nothing like that in Wigan. It might have been shot in Manchester or Liverpool. Being 6 foot 4 and weighing in at 200 lb, I'm pretty sure that it would not be me who'd go flying if a skinny specimen like him walked into me!
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
21 Mar 11
Haha! Thanks for that. I shall have to do a bit more research to find out where the video was shot. Watch this space!
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
21 Mar 11
http://www.musicpilgrimages.com/video/index.php?alias=video_bittersweet_symphony.html Hoxton in the London Borough of Hackney. Well, you learn something new every day. Isn't the internet wonderful? I never knew that until I chose to post the video lol.
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21 Mar 11
London! Of all the nerve! They might have done in Manchester at least! But I suppose that it was done in London because that's where the recording studio was.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
21 Mar 11
Never heard of the Verve. And the music was okay, but I couldn't handle watching the video, because the way he was walking through people bugged me. I can't stand it when people do that without saying I'm sorry or something. I do and I'd expect the same courtesy.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
21 Mar 11
They will be actors though, he's not walking down the street willy-nilly, he'd get lamped (hit) if he'd done that in real life.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I like the word "lamped". I think I'll start using it!
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Apr 11
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Mar 11
I remember that vid, once I saw it start
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
22 Mar 11
Did it do alright in the US then?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Mar 11
I really don't know, I remember seeing the vid on either MTV or VH1, but I really can't remember how it did. I didn't even remember the song, just the vid!
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@BarBaraPrz (20561)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Mar 11
People walk into me all the time. Or I walk into people sometimes. Whatever, I actually heard this tune on the radio today.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
21 Mar 11
I'm always the one (without fail) that has to get out of the way, otherwise people would walk into me with alarming frequency. So rude but there you go. People would much rather look down at their phones than look up to see where they are going..sometimes whilst crossing the road.
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