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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 18 Jun 21 10.26pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

dad used to work the carnival on odd occasions (ambulance man)
it was the short straw, nobody wanted to do it.
Sometimes it would be behind a wall of coppers, getting pelted with bottles all day.
what morons attacks ambulance staff?
(probably worked with your old man , martin2412, on a few carnivals)

Yes Bob, the old man always prayed that it would be pi55ing down during carnival weekend as it kept a lot of them at home

 

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View Baires Eagle's Profile Baires Eagle Flag Buenos Aires (ex Bexleyheath) 18 Jun 21 10.54pm Send a Private Message to Baires Eagle Add Baires Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I think you mean this.

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That's just a sambadrome... you don't get it do you!?

The carnaval in Brazil is a massive street party in EVERY town and village in February. It hasn't moved inside to one sambadrome. It usually goes on for 3 weeks... same here in Argentina and Uruguay.

Only richer people can pay to get into the sambadromes.... for the multitude it is one huge street party night and day!


 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 19 Jun 21 12.32am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

toilets ?

 


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BlueJay Flag UK 19 Jun 21 2.08am

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle


I never felt unsafe but the crowds got too much.
Along with roads being closed off and pubs all being stowed out it got less fun.

A reasoned summing up from a reasonable person. Always a treat around these parts.

 

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View kennybrowns leftfoot's Profile kennybrowns leftfoot Flag Reigate 19 Jun 21 5.03am Send a Private Message to kennybrowns leftfoot Add kennybrowns leftfoot as a friend

As ex Old Bill who worked many carnivals it was always a double edge sword for us Coppers... An absolute pain in the arse to Police and 2 proper long days but at at the same time you were looking at at least 8 hours at time and a third overtime for the Sunday and at least 16 hours double time for the Bank Holiday Monday so all told it was worth about 800 in overtime so happy days really!!

 


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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 19 Jun 21 7.02am Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Move it to Liverpool!!!!

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 19 Jun 21 7.23am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

As ex Old Bill who worked many carnivals it was always a double edge sword for us Coppers... An absolute pain in the arse to Police and 2 proper long days but at at the same time you were looking at at least 8 hours at time and a third overtime for the Sunday and at least 16 hours double time for the Bank Holiday Monday so all told it was worth about 800 in overtime so happy days really!!

Yeah, and you and your mate always got photographed by The Sun alongside a couple of dolly birds who were wearing your helmets. That before the serious drug dealing, rape, robbery and violence kicked in later in the day. (My old man was in the Met 1951 - 1981).

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Jun 21 7.31am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Baires Eagle

That's just a sambadrome... you don't get it do you!?

The carnaval in Brazil is a massive street party in EVERY town and village in February. It hasn't moved inside to one sambadrome. It usually goes on for 3 weeks... same here in Argentina and Uruguay.

Only richer people can pay to get into the sambadromes.... for the multitude it is one huge street party night and day!


I was making the point that you can have a carnival in a safe environment such as a stadium.

 


One more point

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View kennybrowns leftfoot's Profile kennybrowns leftfoot Flag Reigate 19 Jun 21 9.02am Send a Private Message to kennybrowns leftfoot Add kennybrowns leftfoot as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Yeah, and you and your mate always got photographed by The Sun alongside a couple of dolly birds who were wearing your helmets. That before the serious drug dealing, rape, robbery and violence kicked in later in the day. (My old man was in the Met 1951 - 1981).

That's it mate. There was always the token copper on the news dancing away. I made sure that was never me!
The crime that goes on there is mental but half of it is never reported or highlighted.. Every year it gets passed off as a 'largely peaceful carnival' blah blah blah

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Jun 21 9.35am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

That's it mate. There was always the token copper on the news dancing away. I made sure that was never me!
The crime that goes on there is mental but half of it is never reported or highlighted.. Every year it gets passed off as a 'largely peaceful carnival' blah blah blah

Sundays
Lots of pictures of coppers dancing with large Caribbean women.

Monday
Lots of pictures of bloodied coppers dancing as they dodge bottles and bricks.

 


One more point

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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 19 Jun 21 2.49pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Whether we like it or not, it is part of Londons modern culture.

You know when it is.
You know where it is.
You know what it is likely to be like.

Therefore we can make our own minds up about whether to attend it or not.

Personally, I think it's a shame that it is being cancelled again. A lot of people put a lot of effort into it and whilst I have zero desire to ever go, for some it is the highlight of their year.


 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 19 Jun 21 3.02pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

Whether we like it or not, it is part of Londons modern culture.

You know when it is.
You know where it is.
You know what it is likely to be like.

Therefore we can make our own minds up about whether to attend it or not.

Personally, I think it's a shame that it is being cancelled again. A lot of people put a lot of effort into it and whilst I have zero desire to ever go, for some it is the highlight of their year.


Yes but the poor sods who actually live there have no choice at all.

 


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