November 9, 2016 Taking Pictures In A Casino

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Diana Ross & The Supremes, Live At London’s Talk Of The Town, Motown MS 676, 1968

It’s a big no-no to take pictures in a casino.  At best, you’ll be asked to stop, and at worst, arrested.  But I have a fool proof method for pulling it off.  Find a casino that was at one point the swankiest nightclub on Earth.  Then find a still sealed copy of a live album recorded at said nightclub.  Take said album into the former club and now casino, and look for the stage.  Then ask to photograph said album on said stage.

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Apparently, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney we’re in the audience in February 1968 when this album was recorded on this stage, all of which was a revelation to the staff that was working at the casino.  They were so happy to see my record that they said I could take as many pictures as I want, as long as I didn’t show any players.

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I had a harder time getting a photo of the album outside the building.  I’m guessing by the looks I got that no-one in 2016 London knows that the now run down Hippodrome knows that it was once a very hip place, or what a vinyl record is.  But no matter, it’s a sealed Supremes record coming home for a day.

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