It took me a little while to find a live stream of the Jubilee Concert, but I am glad I persevered and was able to watch it. It was very well done, and made even better by following along with @Queen_UK’s tweets, which were hysterical.
HM arrived about half way through the concert. Prince Phillip had been taken to hospital earlier in the day, and I imagine the Queen is exhausted. She was wearing one of her gorgeous cloaks, which was perfect for the chilly evening.
Sir Elton John was next up, and he sang “I’m Still Standing” which may have been a good choice, and then “Crocodile Rock” which had the Royals, including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and their cousin Zara Phillips Tindall, singing along.
The group “Madness” sang their one hit “Our House” from the roof of Buckingham Palace, while graphics projected onto the façade showed the front of the Palace peeling back,looking like our house in the middle of the block… is a very very fine house…and even an old warehouse.
Of course, I couldn’t let the event go by without lighting my own beacons. Naturally, at 5:30 p.m. they don’t quite have the punch as later in the evening when it’s dark. So we tried it again at duskand lit the chandelier’s eight candles and the two beacons and now it’s…
All in all, a wonderful event.