Bubbles to surround Olympic (London) Stadium

6220_103977_Glazing_vinyl_2medNew planning permission documentation submitted this week reveals that the lyrics to the famous West Ham bubbles song will fully encompass the circumference of the former Olympic Stadium, since renamed the London Stadium.

As part of the ongoing WestHamIfication process of the London Stadium, the proposed perimeter glazing vinyl will contain the Bubbles chorus lyrics repeated several times around the full stadium circumference in sections.

“I’m forever blowing bubbles”

“Pretty bubbles in the air, they fly so high”

“Nearly reach the sky”

“Then like my dreams they fad and die”

“Fortunes always hiding”

“I’ve looked everywhere”

“I’m forever blowing bubbles”

“Pretty bubbles in the air”



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Bubbles to surround Olympic (London) Stadium

  1. I sincerely hope they remember to put the apostrophe in “Fortunes” but I bet they don’t

  2. Wow you got that up quicker than I could actually put that image together from the info at the LLDC site. Im impressed.

  3. In truth? I’ve always been VERY uncomfortable with failure seared into our DNA: ‘Dreams fade and die, fortune’s always hiding’…that has has always dogged us – and let’s not pretend; no-one out there is going to go into Failure denial, surely? (Of course, it makes the successes all the more sweet!) SO Would Churchill have told soldiers on the eve of a battle to repeat those words? I don”t think so!
    When I suggested to the immortal Gary Firminger (OLAS seller outside the Boleyn) changing the lyrics to “Just like my dreams, they rise and rise. Fortune’s on its way, good times here to stay. I’m forever blowing bubbles, blowing bubbles all the way”, Gary nearly had a heart attack!! “It’s traditional; you can’t try to change it”. I said “But we always lose” “Lose?” He declared “We LUV IT!” – and that was the end of that! …I can hear you lot recoiling in gales of laughter! – to which I say “Yeah? The clue is in my name!”…etc). What I DO like is the idea that WHU supporters have a brilliant sense of humour – you only need to listen to the songs; often SO funny! – So, can you imagine what load big brusing guys from another club could cope with singing about blowing BUBBLES? Talk about fairycake; they would be in armed revolt!! Not so WHU, because we have a sense of humour. (Here’s one to enjoy, by the way: Spurs: they are well dodgy; I mean having an erect cock on their shirts?…and everywhere else?? WHAT?? Do me a favour!! (Like it?)….
    So, if we are NOT going to change the lyrics to change our failure DNA – which we have currently managed to escape from thanks to the 2 Daves (and the rest) – doesn’t mean it won’t be lurking ready to pounce – just when we are at our most vulnerable – just like it usuually does! I can provide LOADS of incidences of shooting WHU itself in the foot over the years – as can you, no doubt.
    SO, personally, I’d rather not see Bubbles lyrics plastered all over the ‘London’ Stadium….
    WHEN (if ever) you recover from your belly laughs, I’d love to get your thoughts!…

  4. Having read and inwardly digested your comments MB, all I can say is that I still sincerely hope they remember to put the apostrophe in “Fortunes” but I bet they don’t

  5. Yes I will recoil in utter disgust if they dont put that apostrophe in BB.It is a real nail biter for me now to see the finished article 😉

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