Tonight BBC 1 21 15 The Last Night Of The Proms

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
Possibly the only chance that you will get to see people singing Rule Brittania and Land of Hope and Glory on the BBC

This could also be one of the few times that you will see The Union Flag being waved with out some fukcer whinging about how its a symble of slavery et al

Go on sing along raise the volume and be PROUD TO BE BRITISH

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#7
Makes you want to climb the rigging of HMS Victory and shout yarboo sucks to you (insert enemy here).

is it churlish to note the absolute lack of union flags in swansea and glasgow?
I noticed a fair few towards the back of the crowd

[Whinge mode] i don't see why foreign flags should be shown, its a british event and I believe only UK flag should be flown, i saw a gay pride one FFS. Wrong. [/Whinge mode]

Hurrah for Britain and long live Queen and Empire!
 

BTDT

Old-Salt
#8
Interesting to see the sea of white faces in all the venues. From what the BBC usually shows I thought that UK must be at least 50% black. Also, most of the people I saw were of a reasonable shape - not at all like the picture of an obese nation which the government tries to sell us. As for the pink union flag, I'm surprised that nobody shoved the flagpole in the appropriate orifice.
 
#11
Made some good points though: but I agree, much too long.
Who does he remind you of? I got a bit of Norman Wisdom/Charlie Drake.
 
#13
Crab_Cadet said:
Makes you want to climb the rigging of HMS Victory and shout yarboo sucks to you (insert enemy here).


[Whinge mode] i don't see why foreign flags should be shown, its a british event and I believe only UK flag should be flown, i saw a gay pride one FFS. Wrong. [/Whinge mode]

Hurrah for Britain and long live Queen and Empire!
Because these people are proud to associate with us perhaps and, dare I say it, because this event is about the everyman of this green and pleasant land going there and saying, if even for one night only, 'I am British and bally well proud!'?

They could fly the flag of the cheese-eating moon people for all I care. They're in our country singing our songs and pounding along to our national anthem and, best of all, they paid us money to do it! Now *that* is the spirit of Empire that these events remember!

Brings a tear to the eye.

God Save the Queen, indeed :)
 
#14
Few comments:

a) It was wonderful, marvelous and very British

b) Redcap the pink Union Flag is apparantly Gay Britain

c) C_C I think the other countries flags were good, and rather amused to see the Vatican flag right at the front. If other nations are there, we are edumacating them!!!

d) Barb - the conductor might have gone on a bit but no more than others and his comments about singing & music in schools were spot on.

e) Where was the soloist for Rule Britania????

f) See a) - no dry eyes in this house :)
 
#15
Beentheredonethat said:
Interesting to see the sea of white faces in all the venues. From what the BBC usually shows I thought that UK must be at least 50% black. Also, most of the people I saw were of a reasonable shape - not at all like the picture of an obese nation which the government tries to sell us. As for the pink union flag, I'm surprised that nobody shoved the flagpole in the appropriate orifice.
anyone in advertising in the house? fabulous idea for a campaign - patriotism keeps you fit :D
 
#18
While I got all pumped up during Land of Hope And Glory I couldn't help wonder at how much this country really needs to feel British. For such a multi cultural society with minority integration, just like the crowds during the Jubilee celebrations, why were there not more black and brown faces?
 
#19
The_Kurgen said:
Singing along to Land of Hope and Glory now.
In a loud tuneless manner I should add
Permission to sing annoyingly loud Sir! This was one of the best last nights. Partly because they didn't try to do anything too artyfarty with the traditional tunes but rather play them earsplittingly loud. Wonderful, rampant patriotism. Clearly they tied up two or three BBC securitate (multicultural police! - those that worry pathologically about recent arrivals from kazawakastan being offended) with large strips of packing tape. Let's face it, if you've just arrived from kazawakastan you'll tune in, stand back in amazement, and be heard to shout 'hey everybody, come and look at this great concert, this is another reason why we've made the right decision coming to this country with something to shout about!' Well maybe?

Been replaying them today from Beebs's stonking website. Herewith:

http://www.bbc.co.uk//bbctwo/media/programmes/proms/bb/proms_last_night_ep2_full_16x9_bb.ram

Click on the above link and then open in RealPlayer and slide across to the following timings:

1:12:50 - Rule Britannia

1:32:27 – Jerusalem

33.02 – Land of Hope and Glory

1:11:11 – Fantasia on British Sea Songs

Note to self: Must learn the second verse to God Save Her Madge...
 
#20
BoomShackerLacker said:
Note to self: Must learn the second verse to God Save Her Madge...
Boom FYI:

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and Glorious,
Long to reign over us;
God save the Queen!

O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,
Oh, save us all!

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign;
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen!

Not in this land alone,
But be God's mercies known,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men should brothers be,
And form one family,
The wide world over

From every latent foe,
From the assassins blow,
God save the Queen!
O'er her thine arm extend,
For Britain's sake defend,
Our mother, prince, and friend,
God save the Queen!



And also(now defunct) !!!!!!!!:

Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush.
God save the King!


It is the third verse that is usually sung when another one is required,
and it is known to be the Queen's favourite.

I must say that I haven't really read the others before, but the 4th verse has a rather nice sound to it. Maybe in the spirit of multiculturalism we should dust this off and sing it a bit more often????
 

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