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Last Night of The Proms

edited September 2008 in Not Sports Related
Wonderful, I came over all British!

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  • I love it - though I was rather offended they allowed German flags to be displayed!
  • [cite]Posted By: F-Blocker[/cite]I love it - though I was rather offended they allowed German flags to be displayed!

    As Basil Fawlty said: "...forgive and forget Major, or at least pretend we do..."
  • [cite]Posted By: F-Blocker[/cite]I love it - though I was rather offended they allowed German flags to be displayed!

    Why would that offend? Our Our Royal Family is German (well the bits of it that aren't Greek, Spanish or Russian).
  • "Offended" was probably the wrong word and I meant it slightly tongue-in-cheek...I supposed "peeved" is slightly more appropriate.

    In these days of mass immigration and the seeming dilution of everything British, you'd hope that there'd be a few things (such as last night) where Britain is celebrated and there is an un-broken sea of Union Flags.

    Can you see the French or Germans allowing other nations' flags at an event like last night?
  • Its a shame that such a wonderful event is being ruined by the BBC...
  • [cite]Posted By: Fishnets[/cite]Its a shame that such a wonderful event is being ruined by the BBC...

    It would not be the event it is today without the BBC covering it for the last 40 plus years, can you see ITV covering i? Not without a good degree of dumbing down and as for Sky, I sppose scantily clad Scala would be the order of the day.
  • [cite]Posted By: Kap10[/cite] and as for Sky, I sppose scantily clad Scala would be the order of the day.

    I'd watch them all day!!!
  • Caught the ' music of John Williams' last night on the beeb.
    Bloody brilliant. Bet is was great actually being there.
  • Caught the ' music of John Williams' last night on the beeb.
    Bloody brilliant. Bet is was great actually being there.

    Caught up with this on iplayer, cranked up the soundbar for full effect. Great recommendation CB thanks.
  • Currently watching Stax with jools holland on BBC 4

    Bloody brilliant!
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  • We smashed again tonight. Wonderful WWI section.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this last night,especially Land Of Hope And Glory and Jerusalem. I noticed there was a lot of remoaner Muppets there with their daft Euro berets. All a bit ironic really.
  • Always good to watch the ruling classes having a bit of fun.
  • edited September 9
    Would post Brexit British pomp still pump without the French horn and Wagner Tuba...?
    We'll soon get the pissed expats version of it in the Perth Casino.
    Oi
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this last night,especially Land Of Hope And Glory and Jerusalem. I noticed there was a lot of remoaner Muppets there with their daft Euro berets. All a bit ironic really.

    There will be more and more European flags every year at the Last Night of the Proms. Precisely because people publicly getting the hump at seeing them.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this last night,especially Land Of Hope And Glory and Jerusalem. I noticed there was a lot of remoaner Muppets there with their daft Euro berets. All a bit ironic really.

    https://inews.co.uk/news/last-night-of-the-proms-flooded-with-20000-eu-flags-in-brexit-musicians-protest/

    "Musicians will flood the Last Night of the Proms with 20,000 EU flags as a protest against the impact that Brexit could have on orchestras...the crowdfunded campaign, a visible feature during the BBC’s television coverage of the patriotic Royal Albert Hall concert, has irritated Nigel Farage..."

    Oh dear. What a shame. Never mind.

    You seem to have strong views around Brexit, have you considered contributing to...

    forum.charltonlife.com/discussion/79238/the-influence-of-the-eu-on-britain#latest

    ...contrary to popular opinion all considered views are welcome, even from those who aren't Remoaning Muppets.
  • Was obviously a stunt yesterday.

    Hilarious, when the same flag wavers sing their hearts out to Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.
  • Always good to watch the ruling classes having a bit of fun.

    Ah, so classical music fans are ruling class now?

    That's good to know.

    We were just poor working class guys and girls when I had a proms ST about 35 years ago. How times change.

  • Addickted said:

    Was obviously a stunt yesterday.

    Hilarious, when the same flag wavers sing their hearts out to Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.

    I hope we are not yet at a point where there is a restriction on where and when one can show their passion and allegiance by waving a flag or by singing a song. Jerusalem, for example, is a stirring dirge, positing a preposterous scenario where Jesus Christ is supposed to have visited England. Nothing to do with the EU, obviously, but those people supporting that Union should be allowed to sing it, while waving their flag. Also nothing to do with the United Kingdom; but those supporting that Union should also be allowed to sing it in similar circumstances.

    The Last Night of the Proms is a great way to celebrate Britishness, at a great venue. Inspired and named after a German Prince and instigated when the Empress of India signed a Royal Charter, it's hosted music from Wagner to Liszt to Rachmaninoff; and events including a Council for Assisting Refugee Academics, hosted by Albert Einstein. I saw George Harrison headline there in a concert including Ravi Shankar; and I saw Glenn McCrory lose a British heavyweight title fight to a young immigrant who chose to switch his national allegiance from Canada to Great Britain - Lennox Lewis. Since its inception, it's been a place of celebration of Briatin's place in the world, not its self-imposed exclusion from it.

    I'll sing what I want; and I'll wave whatever flag I like, thanks very much.

    Wave a flag if you want to - as long as it's not proscribed. And, while waving it, give vent to whatever form of words you want to - as long as they're not unlawful. That goes for singing songs at the Albert Hall while waving an EU flag and posting opinions on a football forum while displaying - say - a Kuwaiti flag.
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  • Was there a ROLAND OUT! flag there?
  • Another thread hijacked
  • Chizz said:

    Addickted said:

    Was obviously a stunt yesterday.

    Hilarious, when the same flag wavers sing their hearts out to Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.

    I hope we are not yet at a point where there is a restriction on where and when one can show their passion and allegiance by waving a flag or by singing a song. Jerusalem, for example, is a stirring dirge, positing a preposterous scenario where Jesus Christ is supposed to have visited England. Nothing to do with the EU, obviously, but those people supporting that Union should be allowed to sing it, while waving their flag. Also nothing to do with the United Kingdom; but those supporting that Union should also be allowed to sing it in similar circumstances.

    The Last Night of the Proms is a great way to celebrate Britishness, at a great venue. Inspired and named after a German Prince and instigated when the Empress of India signed a Royal Charter, it's hosted music from Wagner to Liszt to Rachmaninoff; and events including a Council for Assisting Refugee Academics, hosted by Albert Einstein. I saw George Harrison headline there in a concert including Ravi Shankar; and I saw Glenn McCrory lose a British heavyweight title fight to a young immigrant who chose to switch his national allegiance from Canada to Great Britain - Lennox Lewis. Since its inception, it's been a place of celebration of Briatin's place in the world, not its self-imposed exclusion from it.

    I'll sing what I want; and I'll wave whatever flag I like, thanks very much.

    Wave a flag if you want to - as long as it's not proscribed. And, while waving it, give vent to whatever form of words you want to - as long as they're not unlawful. That goes for singing songs at the Albert Hall while waving an EU flag and posting opinions on a football forum while displaying - say - a Kuwaiti flag.
    Not at all.
    Blake is questioning the lack of Christian values during the Industrial Revolution, and a determination to bring them back.
  • Another thread hijacked

    In fairness I did try to direct the Leaver responsible for taking it down that road to the more appropriate thread for the discussion he was seeking...
  • Addickted said:

    Was obviously a stunt yesterday.

    Hilarious, when the same flag wavers sing their hearts out to Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.

    That's the good old binary spirit; everything's got to be either/or in dear old Blighty. No possibility of supporting different things at different levels.
  • edited September 10
    I like to see flags waved by different countries at The LNOTP in what is a world famous British music event. It underlines our inclusivity to all and more important, music for all no matter what race, creed etc.
    But I’m delighted to know that I’m now part of the ruling class ( I’ve made it at last). So you lot that don’t like LNOTP to stop your sniffling and get back to fucking work :wink:
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