My friend, Jane, and I went to what is called a Prom in England. For some reason I thought it would be dressy and formal but it turned out to be very casual, rather like the Pops in the States with mainly classical music being played and two light operatic singers. We took a dinner and wine and joined the others on the grass for some live music.
Here is where the audience sat, eating and drinking while waiting for the music to start.
The crowd really got into it when they played Rule Brittania! It was like hearing a patriotic song in America. They even played a song by a German (I think) composer which is what is the traditional song used by French Can Can dancers. A few women formed a line and did an inpromtu dance to go with the music.
There were fireworks afterwards. It was really a great time.
The next morning we went to a boot sale, a flea market type of happening. Notice the really gray sky. About ten minutes after I took this photo it started pouring. We still managed to get a few really good deals. I wanted a few toys for my grandchildren when they visit and found a little boy selling his collection of dinasaurs. He told me they were 1 pound fifty for the large ones. I told him it was a little expensive for a rainy day. I ended up with a big bag of them for five pounds with a few toy cars thrown in. (He seemed happy with the deal.)