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Queens Jubilee, what's the craic

  • 30-05-2022 9:21pm
    Registered Users Posts: 14,533 ✭✭✭✭ Panthro

    So the Queens jubilee is upon us this weekend. Any people in here residing in the UK currently especially, what's your thoughts?

    Will you be out celebrating an extra days bank holiday (woo!) or staying indoors, curtains pulled and lights off?

    I live in the UK and the union jack coloured bunting is appearing everywhere along with the union jack flag. I'm not overly enthused by it all personally. Feel like I can't say much as its "Engulundddd". I'll probably spend thr weekend doing bits around the house.

    Any thoughts?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭ sam t smith


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,784 ✭✭✭✭ Loafing Oaf

    If QE2 hangs on for another five years will there a big 75th anniversary bash? Don't even know what the 'gem' would be for that, maybe she'd be off the scale at that stage...

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,923 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    I think you have it sussed pretty well.

    When in Rome do as the Roman's do sort of vibe.

    If you don't want to partake nobody will notice or bother you.

  • Posts: 0 Ayaan Rough Tweet

    You should probably work a bit on your grasp of punctuation. Queen's English and all that.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,300 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk

    Yeah they seem pretty mad for it here in London. There are street parties arranged in all the neighbourhoods around where I'm living, I was living here also during Will and Kate's wedding and the parties were great. Anything from streets full of families having lunch, to Jamaicans with massive speakers out on the streets smoking weed and drinking Guinness. The way they do these street things is something I wish we could do in Ireland, it has a real sense of community. They seem to love Queenie here, not sure how it'll go when Chazza is on the throne, maybe Liz is the last one they'll be that bothered with.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,189 ✭✭✭ Brucie Bonus

    No pedos or blacks allowed on the balcony.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,975 ✭✭✭ standardg60

    Imagine it will be akin to our own extra bank holiday next year, which we'll diligently spend making crosses in deference to the person responsible for the extra day off

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,426 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    By coincidence Im in London this weekend and staying with English friends who cant stand the Royals but theyve just moved house to a new area and their new neighbours have all roped them into a street party on Friday night and they feel they cant not show up.

    So its looking like on Friday evening I'll be sitting at some long table in a street surrounded by miniature union jacks and bunting everywhere for a jolly knees up for the queen. An Aussie mate who cant stand the queen is coming too and hes saying we should all buy full on union jack suits and hats from a tacky tourist shop just to really take the piss out of the occasion. We're all going to see Liam Gallagher at Knebworth on Saturdaty and he wants to wear them there too. I like his thinking but Im not quite down with that idea.

    At least the pubs in England are all open till 2am this weekend for the jubilee so there is that. I cant wait for the juiblee carnage that follows from people drinking all evening till 2am, should be funny.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,305 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    That's half the royals

    I'll be singing a rendition of the anthem cos I'm a brit

    Save all our notorious and vainglorious

    God save our queen

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,148 ✭✭✭ buried

    Well, at least she was Irish and not some German/Franco/Norman descendant. Those aren't 'crosses' by the way, those are swastikas celebrating the Sun.

    "Lunar South is Solar East" - W. B. Yeats

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,784 ✭✭✭✭ Loafing Oaf

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,688 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble

    You choose to live in a country, you take part in it's celebrations. Fit in, or **** off, so to speak.

    The OP refusing to take part would be a bit like me refusing to do anything celebratory on Paddy's day.

  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 69,035 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,778 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia

    It's a bit ego centric isn't it? Hey country. Everyone has to care about and celebrate the anniversary that I started my job on.

    But they've little else to be celebrating and it's a handy distraction from the mountains of sh1t piling upon their doorstep through brexit and the Johnson administration

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  • Registered Users Posts: 41,991 ✭✭✭✭ SEPT 23 1989

    Whatever your politics it’s a four day drinking session that we are missing out on

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,736 ✭✭✭ Pinch Flat

    You realise that when you live in another country you have a choice to partake in their traditions, right? Unless its North Korea

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  • Registered Users Posts: 982 ✭✭✭ purplepanda

    Not much sign of Queenie celebrations in the Gooner Valley so far, I don't think most people are that bothered, particularly the younger generations. Extra Bank Holiday is welcome so many will be out for a beer, especially if the weather is fine.

    Go into Westminister & the City & it will be full of Tories from the shires & tourists, London is so large it's like many cities in one.

    I think the media portrayal of every street having a party is over the top, there's no bunting around here & more Ukraine flags than Union Jacks. 60 residential streets closed in a Borough of 250,000 people suggests the media are hyping the event out of all proportion to real public interest.