It was brilliant. There is no other way to describe it.
There was a live band, a dance floor, Charleston dance teachers, Swing dance teachers, professional dancers, beat boxers, ice cream vans, whiskey cocktails, Pimms, beer, fish and chips and market and craft stalls. People had come out of the woodwork dressed up in 1920's, 30's and 40's get up from head to toe.
The event was in the shadow of the London Eye and it was a great atmosphere. I took a lot of pictures and videos on my iPhone. I forgot my posh camera! What an error!
Below the sign was where the main event was held.
A dance teacher encouraging people to partner up with him. And they did. The dance floor was packed.
A punch bar. Really quirky looking bar with the staff in tucks and metal constructions making up the skeleton of the bar:
Here was a bicycle set up within the construction of the bar. There's a competition to see how many miles it'll rally up over the two day event. I predicted 555 miles. Let's wait and see if I win.
Lit up outfits hanging from trees:
A bit dark but I'm making the pose of the lit up suit:
Now for some footage.
(It's clearer when you press play!)
Here's the dance floor packed with people with the live band in the background:
Here he is again:
This is the live band with a beat boxer:
It was a brilliant day as I said before and despite all the rioting that happened a few weeks ago and the anniversary of 9/11 the following day, people were out and enjoying themselves. The rain didn't even stop people moving off the dance floor or along Embankment. I hope they do it again next year.