It was time for the Diamond Jubilee Concert. Having applied in a lottery for tickets months ago, and not getting tickets, like most ordinary folks, we decided to head to Hyde Park with friends to watch it on the big screens there.
And what's a picnic/concert without strawberries and cream?
Everyone made themselves comfortable on the lawn, waiting for the BIG show to begin.
Everyone has been caught up in the 4 days of Jubilee Spirit,
even the young
and this "elephant" dressed in his Union Jack flag.
The jubilant mood was contagious, with a lot of flag waving, cheering,
and dancing to the likes of Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Grace Jones, Renee Fleming, Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am, and Robbie Williams to name a few.
One of the most stirring and poignant moments of the night was the premiere of the song, "Sing," written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow, which was written for the queen herself. If you have a chance, listen to it here....
The sunset provided a dramatic accent to the evening,
as Elton John and Paul McCartney finished out the night.
A full moon, spectacular light show illuminating Buckingham Palace, and fireworks topped the magical evening bringing it to a dramatic close.
If you are reading this in America, the concert is being aired Tuesday night on ABC. Don't miss it!