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Olympic fever reaches Guildford

2012.07.20
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Kevin leading the trombone section.
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It would appear that dark glasses are a requirement to play front row cornet!
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FGB get to play in all the best venues!
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Duncan on the tuba
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The euphonium section
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The back row cornets
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Pegs come in very handy for holding the music in place when you're playing outside.
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I can't imagine seeing this particular scene anywhere except in England. Occasions like this bring out all the great British eccentrics!
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Waiting patiently for the torch to arrive.
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This little girl had brought her own home-made torch along and was deep in thought as she waited for the real thing to arrive.
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This dog was very friendly and obligingly looked straight into my lens as I took his photo.
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Emma and Kevin with their inflatable torches!
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Having missed the Olympic Torch relay when it came through on Chichester on Monday I finally caught up with it in Guildford this evening. Friary Guildford Brass Band were playing beside the route, entertaining the public as they waited, so I took lots of photos of them. It was also a great spot for people watching and it occurred to me that only in England would you ever see a man wearing Union Jack deely-bobbers! I managed to wriggle into a front row position for the torch relay itself but sadly there were so many people trying to do the same thing that I couldn’t get a clean shot as it came past. However, I did manage to get a shot of Kevin and our friend Emma with their inflatable torches and I think they make a very good substitute for the real thing!
13 Comments
timepiece I love the atmosphere - great pics of band and especially the dog - sadly we were away when the torch was carried though our patch - well done.
timepiece · 2012-07-21: 08:10
miclaud Nice ambiance!!! Beautiful serie ;)
miclaud · 2012-07-21: 08:48
MoMac great set love the eccentric one
MoMac · 2012-07-21: 08:49
lookagain Lovely and cheerful collection of shots from this fun event, Helen! Your eye caught some real winners....especially like #s 5 and 10!
lookagain · 2012-07-21: 09:22
mystic1 What a a lot of happy faces, nice captures
mystic1 · 2012-07-21: 10:31
xabolcs #11: beautiful dog!
xabolcs · 2012-07-21: 10:44
Lsample Love the dog! But I must say, your eccentrics seem exceedingly normal. Perhaps it is just me. Cheers!
Lsample · 2012-07-21: 10:51
okvalle Great set. Now I'm really looking forward to visit UK ;)
okvalle · 2012-07-21: 12:35
Annbramwell Looks like fun was had by all... super picture of that obliging little staffie!
Annbramwell · 2012-07-21: 13:11
????? what a great set my friend, so many great shots I can't choose a favorite!
????? · 2012-07-21: 14:43
helys Wow
Great characters especially in the #3
Great details and colors especially in the #4
Thanks so much
helys · 2012-07-21: 14:47
josy63 Superb atmosphere.... and I dream? The sun is has an Olympic shape I would say!
It's easy, but I was not able to resist :)))
josy63 · 2012-07-21: 14:56
lgnelson How exciting to host the Olympics! Great candid shots of the celebrating citizens.
lgnelson · 2012-07-21: 21:33
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