Back in my teen years, many a weekend was spent careering around London's games arcades with mates, in an attempt to hit up all the Dance Dance Revolution spots (yes the secret is out there, I danced on a machine to tacky music for FUN). Las Vegas on Wardour St, Trocadero and for a final daredevil treat, Namco on Southbank. Many a night, we would do that walk to our final arcade destination, skipping our way over Westminster Bridge, glancing up at Big Ben and the shadowy Houses of Parliament, laughing at its clock face and taking it all for granted. This was never a tourist spot for us but just part of livin' in Laaaaaandon innit.
Seeing the events of yesterday unfold brought back memories of those carefree days. I'm repeating my daily mantra that seems to apply in most situations... "This too shall pass"
Sadly I have no photographic evidence from my arcade days but Siouxsie Sioux in front of Big Ben is infinitely better no?
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