Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Wiggin' out in East London

Had an opportunity too good to miss snapping some shots of the after party for BBC's Sports Personality of the Year 2012 at the Excel centre, east London last night.  

The gig started as a gala dinner for all those nominated for the awards ceremony in the main arena, including many team GB athletes of course.  After the awards, they returned to a transformed space to let their collective hair down and enjoy a night of celebration for what has been a massive year for many of then.

A big year indeed for Bradley Wiggins, who took the top prize of Sports Personality of the Year.  As the band - RPJ - got into the swing of its set, Wiggins came up on stage to offer a few words of thanks to the crowd.  When the call came from the audience to play a song, he pensively asked "Is there a spare guitar?"  Without hesitation, the lead guitarist handed over his 'axe'.  Wiggins then ripped into a very passable That’s Entertainment by The Jam, followed by Wonderwall by Oasis, supported by RPJ, and a punter for vocals on That's Entertainment! 

More images of the night to be found here:


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