After the staggeringly awful weather for the Diamond Jubilee’s 1,000 boat river procession (it was exactly like that the day I got married), the sun came out for the concert. Londoners get a bit blasé about processions and tend not to bother – I could have walked down but hated the idea of being stuck on Pall Mall with all those crowds. I did enter the lottery for concert tickets, but being the kind of guy who has never won a raffle in his life, came up short.
Still, I’d like to have seen Suggs & co doing ‘Our House’ on the roof of Buckingham Palace with these brilliant projections. I’ve done a couple of radio shows with Suggs over the years and have always been a fan of the Nutty Boys. A few years back there was an excellent Madness musical that ran in the West End and came out on DVD. Nice to see a bit of Camden in Victoria!
Afterwards, I did at least watch the fireworks from my terrace – I didn’t have much choice; it drowned out the telly. There’ll be no missing the flypast today as the planes usually go directly overhead. My brother, the military nut, complained that as the British airforce has been massively reduced the flypast will probably consist of two traffic helicopters and an Ezyjet.