Well I broke the flag pole, so I went to Tesco instead and bought a £2.49 mop and just unscrewed the mop end. Job done :D
I packed up my flag in my backpack. but had to carry the make-shift flag pole. But on the underground I suddenly noticed people were just moving out the way to let me through. A sort of parting of the Red Sea scenario. Then I realised, I was holding the pole out in front of me with both hands. They thought I was blind!!!
Question is, why would a blind person be wearing glasses?
We got to Hyde Park around 1pm, and despite the weather forecast we only had a little drop of rain and lots of sun :)
When we got inside we got a prime position behind a group of German ladies and a Chinese family. There was some interesting dancing going on lets just say that :P
It was a really great evening, but I was a little disappointed with the second half. Where the hell were all the sea shanties? The same last night spirit was just lost. It just seemed so rushed, too structured and the conductor in the Hall just seemed so nervous and unenthusiatic. Also, the National Athem was just made into even more of a durge and I found it very difficult to sing along.
Don't get me wrong, it was an awesome evening, and overall I had a great time with some great company, but I did feel the last spirit was lost somewhat in the second half.
Was a great night :)