Sunday, July 27, 2008

Prom-tiddly-om-pom

My man decided that he'd like to get a bit of culture this weekend. The local park was having a proms night, with an orchestra and opera singers. Very posh!

We walked down to the park (only diverting into the local shop for a bottle of wine and some plastic glasses) with our folding chairs and spent a lovely summer evening sipping wine and listening to the music from Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty in the first half.

The second half was more rousing with renditions of Jerusalem and Rule Britannia, which everyone joined in with.

We had been given a Union Jack flag each when we entered the park and at the end of the second half the orchestra played the 1812 Overture with a backdrop of fireworks while everyone went mad waving flags.

Next year we're going to get there earlier, for the pre-concert entertainment, and take a picnic!

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