In what was pretty much the wettest Carnival ever, revellers proved they weren’t made of sugar and came out in full force for the spiciest event in London’s calendar.
It became clear from early on that the whole day would be one giant semi-naked ice bucket challenge.
People ignored the safety instructions on carrier bags.
Shower curtains became currency.
Caribbean spirits were not dampened by trench foot.
The police did their best rain dances.
And the party continued!
Masqueraders were given rum to warm up on the rest buses.
There was plenty of ‘dancing’ in puddles.
Masqueraders don’t care about rain, they are already in swimwear.
Extra jerk chicken was prepared.
And as night fell, people washed down copious cans of Red Stripe and talked about turning Ladbroke Grove into a giant water slide. Boom.
Wet play Carnival, you were wild.
See more photos of this year’s Notting Hill Carnival and check out these great GIFs of policemen dancing at previous Carnivals!
By Jude Brosnan