Thames Festival 2012 was absolutely LIVE!!!
We’ve had a fast and furious summer, what with the Olympics bringing the world to London, endless performance opportunities were put our way. 2 torch relays, Official BT London Live olympic gigs, Notting Hill carnival and many rehearsals later, we’re at the top of our game this summer and as great as each performance was, not one (well, with the exception of the Our Greatest Parade) could take away the shine of the Thames Festival. Its the Bloco’s twelth one and though it sounds like a lot, each one is a first time for someone in the Bloco. But this one was special!
The energy of the Bloco was electric, you could feel the excitement running through the band, before we lined up for the parade. As we stood together, all 70+ of us hit the audience with our version of London is the Place for me, the audience were entranced by us. Many people dancing along and some folks even singing along to the words.
As we took off on the route down to embankment, we couldn’t have been more proud. Sharing jokes, smiles and greeting old friends and making new ones as we made sweet music.
On Sunday 10th September 2012, London truly felt “suite!”