4th of July London Style

London keeps getting busier, and going by faster and faster. We only have 20 more days here. Wow. So much has been going on in the last week. Monday night Ben and I went to the Erykah Badu concert which was really really good, she puts on an amazing show. I don’t have any pictures from it because Ben told me I wasn’t allowed to bring my camera, but everybody there had one. So I’ve been talking to people online to try and get their videos and photos. You can click this link and watch her last number from the show.

If you look closely at the end of the video when Badu is lying out over the crowd you can see the hands that are holding her up in the air, yeah those are Ben and I’s hands. We actually got to hold her up in the crowd, absolutely brilliant.


This week at work was really busy; I’m working on getting surveys from 100 people who come through American Scene. I obviously get turned down a lot more than I get people to do it. Slowly but surely I’m getting there I have 46 finished. I only have 11 more days of work to finish them all done, analyze the data, write my report, and then present my data. It has been such a good internship.

This weekend was 4th of July weekend of course. Ben and I tried to make the most of it, He had his friend James over and we had big huge burgers, chips (American chips), watermelon, and they had Budweiser, and naturally we had to finish the night off with s’mores. They were makeshift and made in the microwave but it gave James the point on his first American 4th of July. Everything was super tasty; we even watched fireworks online to make ourselves feel better, though it wasn’t the same. Then later we went out to an American sports bar and danced all night. Finished our night off with some Mcdonald’s on the way home, how much more American could we have done it here.

Ben and James enjoying watermelon, maybe a little too much.Here is the s’more I made for James. With digestives cookies (which sounds weird but are actually a lot like a graham cracker), chocolate, and pink and white seductively soft marshmallows…really nice advertising.These two pictures are at the American sports cafe. It was a lot of fun, happy 4th of July. I don’t know who the people in the pic are below but I enjoyed their American spirit.Yesterday we went to the London Pride festival. We watched the parade, then watched all of the talking and concerts afterwards. We saw Sir Ian McKellen and heard a lot of good music including Basshunter. I was really surprised, maybe we were in the wrong part of town, but London Pride was way tamer than Chicago pride was. The parade was mostly just people walking with banners and whatnot, none of the huge floats like in Chicago, but we had a lot of fun. Sir Ian McKellen, who is Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. He is a big gay rights activist.The main stage in Trafalgar Square and below are some people dressed up in the parade.


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