Saturday, 10 June 2017

Another quiet regatta?

This is the annual local regatta this weekend, where boats will race on the Thames and people will get drunk in fancy dresses and suits. This is what usually happens anyway and one of the reasons why I don't like the event much. Read my post here for more details why. Last year has been quieter, to my surprise and relief. More police presence apparently calmed people down. This year's regatta seems to be going the same way: we went to the town center this afternoon and, while we saw a few people drinking, there was no drunkenness. The streets were also mainly walked by "normal" people, nobody in evening suits or elegant dresses but locals doing their normal weekend business. Of course we don't live near the town center anymore, so we are away from the heart of the (potential) storm. Tonight might be different. So I am glad we don't live nearby anymore.

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