Tim recorded our attempt at an anti-Carol concert last night (bloggerheads):
Bah, Humbug!Also present included Justin (chickenyoghurt ),Gareth (d_notice_fd), Davide (nether_world_fd), a bloke called John with a saxophone from the Strawberry Theives and most impressively Garry (bssc_world), who'd travelled down from Aberdeen for the occasion—his first time in London as well.
(to the tune of 'Jingle Bells')
Wasn't all that dumb
Until he met the Ghost
Of Christmas Yet to Come
Then he lost the plot, and woke up with a scream
Then foolishly made life decisions based upon a dream!
Oh, bah-humbug, bah-humbug, bah-humbug, I say
We are demonstrating here
Protesting Christmas Day... hey!
We have succesfully established that SOCPA is an arse, the police think that demonstrating in favour of something doesn't require permission, but to demonstrate against something does. This is interesting to know, and Tim is working on ways to test this in the future, because, well, we're in favour of keeping the detention-without-charge limit to 28 days or lower, right? We're in favour of getting the Govt to change its policies on a large number of issues.
After the event, naturally, we went to the Westminster Arms which, scarily, doesn't have a menu—it has a Food Agenda. Much beer was consumed. Much much beer. I think I should've eaten more food earlier.