25th April 2011: Sci-Fi London Easter Parade The event was a lot of fun!
I learnt a few things too:
1) An umbrella on a hot day is a parasol, and is AWESOME. Plus it makes an awesome auto-backdrop that blocks out random people in busy crowds.
2) If you've sprayed makeup fixing stuff on your face, trying to apply more makeup over the top to touch up a patchy bit is a bad idea--it goes clumpy. I had to wipe off all around my mouth and start over--thankfully this was before the parade actually set off, and I had a mirror (next time though, bigger pocket mirror) and makeup and sponges and so on. And Pez was a handy barrier.
3) People LOVE Death. :P
4) Next time, also, in heavy makeup: take a straw. This will make drinking much much easier.