It's Notting Hill Carnival this weekend! Confession: I have never in my 22 years been to Notting Hill Carnival. I've always watched it on TV. I don't know why! I am a bad Londoner! It's the 50th anniversary this year as well, and I've been seeing some amazing photos from the carnival over the years. Gah! I'm itching. I can't make today but I think I might try and head there tomorrow. Here are some of the most amazing photos taken by Giles Moberly. I especially love the ones from the 1990s. It's so funny to see trends then that we went through too, like the girls with the dummys. I didn't have a dummy but me and my friend used to go to Boots to buy Cow & Gate baby juice.
I've had this blog for three years but I don't think I've ever made a post about Notting Hill Carnival before or even any carnival, like Hackney One Carnival which is in a couple of weeks. But I felt compelled today after seeing some ridiculous twitter comments. There was an article about systematic racism in the UK, and someone in the comments had the audacity to say "We bend over backwards for these people" and cited Notting Hill Carnival as an example. Are you fucking silly???? Anyway. good vibes, good vibes, everybody! It's bank holiday!