Over the years I’ve taken part in quite a few parades. For a long time I helped out every September with the Mayor’s Thames Festival parade from Victoria embankment, across Blackfriars Bridge to the Festival Hall.

One year I helped on the Lord Mayor’s Show – a very different parade – well it was more like a march, going from the Barbican to the Strand and back again. I’ve never seen a parade move so fast.

I also helped on the New Year’s Day parades – where I wasn’t just pulling, pushing or carrying something.

I haven’t been asked to be in one for a few years now – I think the video below explains why – wait for the crazy waving at the end.

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