What a day! Even though it rained down, it didn’t stop us celebrating the Jubilee and it didn’t stop me from dancing in Battersea Park – thanks in large part to Norman Jay and his Good Times bus. The legendary 80s dance duo Loose Ends also took to the stage as well as DJ Yoda. Both took the crowd to new levels and I loved it when DJ Yoda played Singing in the Rain as the crowd sang and danced along. A classic moment.
The highlight of Norman Jay’s set was when he played Donna Summer’s Bad Girls and to give you an idea of how we kept dancing, here is a clip from DJ Yoda’s set.
Norman Jay is easily the main reason I keep returning to the Notting Hill Carnival. So it was a tragedy when he didn’t make it last year and as result I decided to give it a miss too. I’ve also seen this legendary DJ play in Sydney at a New Year’s party and so when I found out that he was also at Battersea Park, I was in my element and rushed over to listen to him play as soon as I could.
Here are my favourite pics of Good Times at Battersea Park along with a few other photos from the festival. I’m already thinking perhaps Battersea Park should make this festival an annual event.
And elsewhere at the festival …
Finally, here is my favourite photo of The Queen before the flotilla kicked off.
What did you get up today? Did you brave the rain too?