That’s the Armadillo above. It’s real name is the Clyde Auditorium, but you won’t find many Glaswegians calling it that. We’re too gallus. We just love our nicknames, and this building does bear a certain resemblance to an armadillo – what do you think?
Looks aren’t everything of course – and I can also tell you that, in my opinion, the Armadillo has the comfiest seats of any concert venue in Glasgow.
Just along from it is another example of a Glaswegian nickname. This bridge across the river is formally known as the Clyde Arc. Whit?! as we say in these parts. It’s the Squinty Bridge! Obviously.
Come back for B tomorrow – and bring your dancing shoes.