I LOVE CARNIVAL SEASON!
During Bank Holiday weekend I was at Notting Hill Carnival with all the family :) My aunt lives right around there so we had great places to stand the whole two days... and sit if we need to (which most people definitely want to do at least once in the day!) I had such an amazing time and if your a Londoner you definitely have to go at least one time just to experience it. For those of you who havn't heard of this Carnival it started in 1966 and it has been running every year during August bank holiday ever since! "Floats" come one after the other and follow a certain route throughout NottingHill, Hyde Park, Ladbroke Grove etc. playing festival music and each "float" has a different costume theme. I love the music they play.. it ranges from a large group of drummers to DJ's playing Bashment and Soca.
|How gorgeous are all the costumes! They still all looked amazing even though the each floats' funds were cut by over a half by the council!|
The atmosphere is just so amazing, everyone is dancing and thousands of people from all over the country gather around for these two days to take part.
These were some of the "floats" took a picture of:
The better the music, the more followers you have :)
Here are the drummers :)
Sunday is supposed to be 'kids day' and Monday 'adults day'. There isn't a lot of difference in my opinion. And NottingHill Carnival has a rep to some people as being dangerous. But what festival/concert/huge event isn't? If you are sensible and don't cause trouble it is perfectly safe. And their are police awaiting any trouble on every corner, there are helicopters and cameras everywhere so I felt very safe :) which was lovely.
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