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photoblog image The band played the boogie

The band played the boogie

and the people danced on! Musical accompaniment to the switching on of the Christmas lights in Droitwich. This event took place in broad daylight which detracted somewhat from the spectacle which wouldn't have been up to much anyway!

The band played the boogie

and the people danced on! Musical accompaniment to the switching on of the Christmas lights in Droitwich. This event took place in broad daylight which detracted somewhat from the spectacle which wouldn't have been up to much anyway!

comments (19)

Great pictures Bill, I like Brss Bands.
Bill Phillips: So do I. Penny (transformation) send me a recording about a film called Brassed off which was a huge success here 15 years ago. I tells the story of a colliery band at the time when the pits were closing and them trying to win the national Brass band championships. It is a very English film but I love it. If you get the chance to see it it is worth it for the music

http://youtu.be/6F5vBsY9VZ8

If you are able to watch this it is the part of the film where the band conductor is very ill and the band play outside. Not a dry eye in the house!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Nov 2011, 00:55
Cool montage, Mr Bear.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Mr mainly
I like your collage Bill... live music is great... but did they turn the Christmas lights on in the day because everyone in Droitwich is in bed by 9:00 p.m.....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Well I can't speak for others but I often amgrin
Very nice collage!
Bill Phillips: Well the lights switch on was a waste of time but at least I got a few pictures. I love that the conductor's shirt is hanging out!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2011, 04:59
Broad daylight... Christmas lights, sigh, that explains it all, Bill, I am so sorry.
I hope the music was good and the Gl├╝hwein und Bratwurst too.
Bill Phillips: The band were quite good but we were home before it got dark! If you have mulled wine and sausages I'm moving Christmas to The Netherlands
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2011, 06:21
Their cool-blue jackets more than made up for the broad daylight, Bill, I'm sure. smile Well done!
Bill Phillips: Nope. They were quite a good band but everyone had gone home after about 20 minutes. We spun it out for a bit but were still home before dark
This is a great collection of photos Bill.
I bet the council wanted to economise by switching on in the daylight while buses were running and people could walk to the ceremony. Then I expect they left their office lights on all night. The logic of councils defies the understanding of most people.
Bill Phillips: The trouble is that around here you could stick a blue rosette on a baboon and it would get elected....in fact i think they have already
  • Richard T
  • back in Leicester UK
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:16
I see one guy is still wearing his college scarf from times past. Good montage william
Bill Phillips: Not as smart as the Sally Ann band!
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:17
Good to see them from every angle
Bill Phillips: Happily they sounded better than they look
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:26
Well, at night they can't read the notes.
Bill Phillips: don't be fooled that isn't music it's the menu for the Pizza place down the High Street
Is this your entry for the design of the new window in Droitwich Cathedral?
Bill Phillips: No i haven't finished that yet. This is for the proposed Brine experience entrance which will be built using Italian Marble to a design by Gordon Ramsey
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:48
You simply couldn't make this up: having the Christmas lights turned on in daylight...
Bill Phillips: Indeed you could not Chris. We arrived just as the countdown reached three. The excitement was non-existent and within about 20 minutes everyone had gone.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2011, 11:57
The band are really colourful and they must have sounded good.The lights sound a bit like ours, but they did go on the evening smile
Bill Phillips: You are clearly more imaginative in Wales
It's hard not to dance to boogie music, Bill. I like the shot of the gloved lady who is keeping her fingers warm while playing her boogie music. Great montage!
Bill Phillips: The title of the picture comes from this record from the 70's

http://youtu.be/08BlCRGYgSQ
Ditto Loughborough who's lights were turned on in daylight yesterday. Very good collage Bill.
Bill Phillips: Stone me Brian I thought all the idiots were confined to Droitwich
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2011, 19:23
It was probably done in daylight for health and safety reasons. I think I'm in small minority for enjoying a decent brass band; the local Sally Army are good at Christmas. I'm not yet ventured into the centre of Scumsville but we do have a permanent display of red, amber and green lights erected on poles every ten feet or so smile
Bill Phillips: I like brass band music very much and the old Sally Ann at Christmas playing carols is wonderful. You are probably right about health and safety. I guess we should turn lights on at home well in advance of darkness. The red green and amber poles are particularly attractive at night when they are all red in the direction you are travelling
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2011, 20:07
Do all the residents have to go to bed early? A fine boogie of shots Bill smile
Bill Phillips: I don't know about the others but i'm usually in bed early!
That's a heap of puff power!
Bill Phillips: More than I've got!
Very nice collage!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Victoria.

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