Nottinghill Carnival


#1

I am not gong anyway this year but usually go on the Sunday have some food and a bit of a dance and generally have a good time.
My question to you is: Does the recent attacks put you off an event like this? If you were organiser would you cancel it as it must be a nightmare for the police and very exposed?


#2

Went once in 2009 and it was awful, which luckily was enough to put me off it for life.


#3

Would love to go one day. I think if we start cancelling this sort of event we may as well give up


#4

I sort of a agree but over policing kind of ruins it anyway - funnelling people every where and not allowing free movement stops the carnival spirit.


#5

I get this, but was thinking more about the idea of cancelling large open-air events because of the risk of attacks.


#6

Will be going to Chapeltown carnival in Leeds

Letting the tiny risk of something happening put you off is just letting the hate win


#7

the smell of notting hill for days after is beyond explanation


#8

Must play havoc with the property prices


#9

Jesus, ban request


#10

I wouldn’t put me off but I would definitely think twice to letting my children go (if I had some)


#11

??

try and imagine being trapped inside a stale can of Fosters. That aroma is incredibly specific


#12


#13

Ok Buzzkillingdon


#14

:frowning:
it does smell insanely bad, tho. and trash everywhere. (mainly beer cans, hence the smell)


#15

I’ve never been

The thought of being in streets tightly packed like that, where it takes real effort just to move a short distance gives me the willies (and that’s with no thought/ consideration for a real or imagined terrorist threat)

Not for me. Maybe it’s not actually like I think it is, I dunno


#16

Never been. Never will.


#17

should have been the Remain slogan tbh


#18

Yeah people do just tend to piss everywhere, I remember it was a bone dry day and went to a secluded corner for a piss and the ground was like a swamp!


#19

yep. just ugh.


#20

One time I went, we had a quick sort of picnic before in hyde park. I was unaware that a big kitchen knife had been put in the bag and it fell out later in Notting Hill lol.