I am currently in London, and yesterday I met up with a friend who I hadn't seen in 9 years or so. Well, she plays in a brass band and she invited me to a concert. I thought it was going to be rather lame, but once they got the choir out, they started singing this:https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/w9rCe78aMci0D08vrxTKZm-yVqLerj-pc3n2ue-SFKA?feat=directlink
As much flak as I hand out on this board about good ol' Britannia, I have to say that whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable, because you're surrounded by people who are celebrating something they are proud of. Definitely not something you get treated to every day.
BTW, poor woman halfway into the song. She faints and almost falls into the brass section. Like true Brits they carried on as if nothing happened though