Today’s London – #RMBACARNIVAL Red bull and Notting Hill Carnival

It has been that time of the year when Carnival descends on the streets of West London bringing to life the streets with the beats, colours and tomfoolery of Carnival.

As a relative newbee to London this event is somewhat of a blend of absolute fear and entertainment at the same time. This year I tried something new…

I went to Grime Day

Yes ladies and gents – I went to Notting Hill Carnival on a Monday! Having said that is was to the Red Bull VIP event #rmbacarnival – therefore could be considered cheating!


As we headed to the event on the edge of Portobello Road – the remains of the previous days revelry could be seen throughout the streets as the revelers came back for round 2. In pure British Pride – the rain did not hold back these folk and I was going to stay true to myself and make it through the downpour.

Outfit Choice: Hunters, Jeans and Leather Jacket


Yes I know – Wellies at NOTTING HILL! What a fashion plunder – going against the grain of every rude girl to grace grimey monday! Well do you know what – they were needed! It was recorded as the wettest day on record for a Bank Holiday in August – so please forgive for the fashion faux pas.

The Music: Grime, Beats and Basement Jaxx 

From the second we set first under the West Gate the room was alive with heavy beats of jungle, drum n bass, garage and the grime that really gets you moving. Sounds of various MC’s and DJs with a side order of some Carnival style dancing set the atmosphere alive.



(a little bit of audience participation – these girls were awesome)


Finished off with the Incredible Basement Jaxx


The Atmosphere: Free bar – all mixers were red bull – no tiredness in this joint


The bar men were having as much fun and provided added entertainment to the positive vibes of this wet Bank Holiday Monday.

   Happy Carnival 2014

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