Mr DC and I had an awfully big adventure on Saturday night. See if you can guess where we went:
Does this give you a clue?
How about this?
Yes, we were at the Last Night of the Proms!
Our seats were astonishingly good - right behind the back row of the BBC Symphony Chorus, so the sound was breathtaking.
I know there are a lot of people who question whether such a display of flag waving (flags of all nations, I should add) and patriotism is really appropriate these days, but I defy anyone not to have been caught up in the atmosphere, and not to have joined in the joyous singing of Jerusalem and the rest. There have been some negative reviews of the choice of both soloists and programme, especially the replacement of the traditional hornpipe, but what can I say? I was there and it was FAB!
If you are both curious and completely at a loss for something to do this afternoon, we do appear in the iplayer recording at about 83 minutes in, right at the end of the National Anthem. Mr DC is the unfeasibly tall man in a red tie next to the strange people in masks, and I am the short round person next to him in the gold top.