13.6.12

80s Sighting...on top of Buckingham Palace!

At Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee on June 2, one of my most favorite bands from the 80s honored their queen with a live concert on the roof of Buckingham Palace. I speak of Madness, which unfairly tends to get written off in America as a one hit wonder when they're anything but.  And the band is back together, man. :)

My Londonite sister, the awesome Fallen Monkey sent me the link to the very cool video below.  I shall shut up now because I really, really want you to at least watch a minute or so of it.  Even if you don't like the music (come on, who couldn't love this music?) it's worth it to see the graphics projected onto the palace.



So did any of you happen to catch this or any of the other Jubilee madness live?

Oh!  Because of your awesomeness, Three Daves cracked the top 50 on the College Romance list. Thank you, Thank you! I think if I rename it Three Shades of Dave it just might make the top 10!

17 comments:

Janie Junebug said...

I ordered Three Daves on Monday, so I hope I helped with that crack.

Love,
Janie

Kyra Lennon said...

It was an awesome performance, wasn't it? Definitely a highlight for me!

Suze said...

Hilarious link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOEIBzbskgA

Annalisa Crawford said...

The graphics were amazing. I watched the whole concert - a fantastic line-up!

Michael Di Gesu said...

TOTALLY AWESOME...


What a great video... those graphics are AMAZING!!!!!

I miss Chicago... I can't wait to come home! LOL. But my new pic represents surfer Michael ... LOL.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Geez,

Forgot to congratulate you on THREE DAVES>>>.YAY!!!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I would have loved to have attended a Jubilee. How exciting for you guys.

Dr Zibbs said...

Excellent!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

On top of Buckingham Palace? How wild!

Arlee Bird said...

I used to listen to Madness a lot. Had a couple of their albums on cassette and I think I also had a vinyl album--probably still have all of these somewhere.

That projection on the palace was very amazing.


Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Tony Van Helsing said...

Madness had loads of hits over here, I didn't even know they had a hit in the States.

Stephen Tremp said...

Madness was a fun band to watch back in the day! I pull up a tune and video on YouTube once in a while. Well, back to your video clip again. Thanks!

Donna Hole said...

Way cool :)

congrats on the landmark for Daves.

........dhole

Debra Anastasia said...

Awesome projections! That is so very cool.

Jennifer Lane said...

Three Shades of Dave? It's got potential! I've never even heard of Madness. What's their one hit?

I didn't watch any of the coverage but I did attend a Diamond Jubilee party at my friend's, complete with a big, obnoxious hat, and a trifle!

Feather Stone said...

Hey, their not Fleetwood Mac but it was an amazing performance.

Susan Oloier said...

Three Daves was great! I'm so happy you cracked the top 50! I was proud to see your book cover on the list.
Awesome graphics in the video! Thanks for sharing.