Monday, May 7, 2012

Is one having fun yet?

Or, let’s party like it’s 1999. To illustrate its February round up of books published to mark Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee, the Literary Review published the above photo of the Queen holding hands with Tony Blair who is holding hands with Cherie Blair, plus a cast of thousands, at the Millennium Dome, all singing “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight, 31 December 1999/1 January 2000. 

From the expression on her face (click on the image for a bigger version) this was perhaps not one of the highlights of the Queen’s long reign.

So here is the Divine Comedy with Noël Coward’s “I’ve Been to a Marvellous Party”:

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