THE THAMES RIVER FESTIVAL!

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So many people!!!
I ended up going here completely by accident. When I got back from walking around campus, I ran into some friends who were going shopping in Enfield, and decided to tag along. Then this girl Christine said she wanted to go to this big festival thing she heard was happening on the Embankment, and I didn't have any plans, so I told her I would go with her if she wanted to check it out. So we took the bus back to the dorms, and then took the tube to London. Right when we got out of the tube station there were people EVERYWHERE. There was this really extravagant parade going on, and we were at the end of it. So, we ran up alongside of this huge parade, running right next to the river, cheering at all the exiting floats, and costumes, and dancers, and musicians that we passed.
Almost naked girls dancing on a float.
It was so much fun. There were so many people there dancing and enjoying all the excitement. Then after we found some much coveted bottled water, we went up on a footbridge over the river and watched the fireworks. It was so wonderful. I suggest you go if you ever get the chance. Again, this is better told by pictures. Check 'em out.

Oh yeah, and after this, we came back on the tube, and the campus bus had stopped running. Some guy told us it would be running until 1:00 AM tonight, but he must have lied, because we waited half an hour and it never came. So this English guy we met named David, who is also a drama major said he and I and the three other girls I ended up going with TRIED to get a cab, but they said another one wouldn't come by for half an hour. SO, he said we should just walk up Snakes Lane, even though everyone says it's really bad to do that at night..... but we did. And we were fine. it was kind of scary because it was very dark, but it was fun, and he told us the road was haunted, and we all got scared, and it was fun. Yay.
papaamor78 says:
I'm super jealous that you got to see fireworks... I haven't seen a really good fireworks show since we were in D-land.
Posted on: Sep 18, 2006
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So many people!!!
So many people!!!
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Golum! (Kelly, show Connor)
Golum! (Kelly, show Connor)
More drummers.
More drummers.
Drummers phase 2.
Drummers phase 2.
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This girl was juggling fire in pe…
This picture is f-ing awesome.
This picture is f-ing awesome.
More fireworks.
More fireworks.
Yay for fireworks.
Yay for fireworks.
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What a great way to end a stressf…
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