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That db ex Pistols fan wants me to go to a street party

(24 Posts)
orangeandlemons Sat 02-Jun-12 11:34:24

I clearly remember him singing "She ain't no human being" all the time at the top of his voice in my formative years! Remember him going to gigs(vaguely)

Now he is narky as I have reminded him of this when he asked iff dd wanted to go to street party on his roadhmm

We were bought up in a very anti-royalist household, and db does not like the Royal Family, and neither do I.

I am confused

WorraLiberty Sat 02-Jun-12 11:37:39

Confused about what?

It's a community event and he wants to know if your DD would enjoy it

I wouldn't look any further into it than that.

insancerre Sat 02-Jun-12 11:37:43

YABU
Are people not allowed to change their minds over 30 years?
John Lydon has.

Meh. I'm a pistols fan as is my dh, and we're going to a street party.

I'm sure many partygoers won't be staunch royalists.

Catsmamma Sat 02-Jun-12 11:38:49

it's a parrrr-tay!!

chill out and go, if only for some competitive scone eating!

Nagoo Sat 02-Jun-12 11:39:21

get a grip woman, it's a party, would your DD want to go or not? Don't be a dick about it.

WorraLiberty Sat 02-Jun-12 11:40:06

And you said yourself you were brought up in a 'very anti-royalist household'

Surely you want your DD to make her own mind up?

TheHouseOnTheCorner Sat 02-Jun-12 11:40:27

Yeah get a grip....let DD go...maybe you could put her in a vintage Pistols t shirt?

It's a party, stop overt inking things and go !

aldiwhore Sat 02-Jun-12 11:42:41

Don't think too much about it. I'm not a royalist but I can't resist an egg sandwich. The street parties are for the community, and whatever your political leanings they can be good for the soul.

I do find the concept of a monarchy to be completely whacko, but we have one, and they're not burning Protestants/Catholics, nor do they have a lot of power. Most of the street parties around here are focusing on the 'Union' part of the Union Flag, the Queen is a sideshow... our village is celebrating the fact that although we're on the Welsh border where politics and tensions often are overtly apparent, we're not killing each other and its something to celebrate.

I also think when children are involved, its good to allow them to get mucked in with the community spirit. I remember the Silver Jubilee, I remember it being a lovely day out with the whole community, I was too young to be political and tbh wouldn't have understood it if my folks disallowed me to join in, even if they explained, I'd have still thought they were miserable buggers.

Don't be confused. Tell yourself that your participation is purely for your dd to experience community spirit, and that's a GOOD THING. You do not have to start being a royalist to enjoy it.

I know I've said community spirit too much, even my toes are curling and my hermit tendencies are tempting me to take down the bunting right now but I do think that ultimately the celebrations, just for the sake of celebrating are life enhancing in an otherwise pretty grim era.

WorraLiberty Sat 02-Jun-12 11:43:30

God no don't put here in a Pistols t.shirt, that would be embarrassing.

As much as we might not like to admit it, the Pistols were over 30 years ago

In 1977, I would have died if my parents had put me in a t.shirt relating to a group from the mid 40's! grin

aldiwhore Sat 02-Jun-12 11:44:22

haha good point Worra. THAT would be a bit cringey...

WorraLiberty Sat 02-Jun-12 11:45:03

"I'm not a royalist but I can't resist an egg sandwich"

That has to be quote of the week for me grin

I'd definitely wear that slogan on a t.shirt!

aldiwhore Sat 02-Jun-12 11:47:49

Sadly its very true. Fickle huh? blush Postpone the revolution folks, Aldi needs cake.

mayaswell Sat 02-Jun-12 11:54:16

Have you heard Dame Viv Westwood on the subject of Her Maj? She loves her now. John Lydon works for The Man now advertising butter.
Ever felt like you've been had?

CommunistMoon Sat 02-Jun-12 12:01:41

"Turning rebellion into money". You wouldn't have got Joe Strummer kissing up to Lizzieboot.

no good punk would ever turn down a free party no matter who is thhrowing it.

orangeandlemons Sat 02-Jun-12 12:40:40

Yes, kind of agree about no punk would every turn down a free party (very very true to spirit) grin

Lol at dd in t-shirt. She prefers hers with bunnies on but is only 5

Yes, have heard Viv W talking about the queen. Must be old age has affected us all, even db. He just wants to get drunk though!

mudspies Sat 02-Jun-12 15:21:12

We are all changing all the time as we age. None of us are the persons we were five years ago let alone thirty five years ago. Hope she has a memorable time at the street party.

My no2 son has a t-shirt that says "I'm only here for the food" - that would do grin

birdsofshoreandsea Sat 02-Jun-12 15:26:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DogEared Sat 02-Jun-12 15:30:53

I see what you mean. I don't really get the "it's only a party, it doesn't mean you're a royalist!" thing. It's a party to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. To go is to support. I'm not going, though I wouldn't stop anyone else from celebrating. I just wish the people who aren't going would admit that they actually are pretty much royalists.

John Lydon is now selling butter on telly. I didn't see that coming either.

YABU - I'm sure it's just an excuse for a lot of food and drink and games for the kids and the vast majority won't be standing to attention to the National Anthem!

JosephineCD Sat 02-Jun-12 16:36:40

Sounds like your friend has grown up, maybe you should consider doing the same?

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