Yes such a thing exists. Today is the day to look kindly on our winged city dwelling pals – the humble pigeon. And who better to tell us how the feathered population will be celebrating than our pal Brian Pigeon….
‘Today, June 13, is National Pigeon Appreciation Day. Fact. The only day of the year when we can get totally wasted, and no one gives a shit. Today is all about partying, hard. It all started in New York back in 2008, and every year since then we’ve kept it going. Hoping it’s going to be bigger and better than ever this year. Even the sun’s come out for it. Bring it on.
‘It all kicks off around 3 with a fly-by over Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Crowds are already gathering in St James’s Park. The picture above was the scene about an hour ago. This lot have flown all the way from Watford.
‘After the fly-by, events are happening all over the West End. Soho Square should be a good one. It’s where most of us Soho lot are heading. May swing by Marble Arch later if I can be arsed. St James’s Park will be mainly full of tourists, but could be fun. Trafalgar Square, same as. Rumour is there’s an after dark party in Battersea Power Station later for any of us still able to fly. I fully intend to go to that, just depends how messy it gets.
‘So, if you’re out and about today in the West End, and you see a pigeon, it’s not about giving us a hug or saying hello. Fuck that. It’s about sharing whatever you’re drinking, especially if it’s Stella. Not Fosters or any of that shit. Stella or above would be great. And if you see a pigeon looking pissed and lost towards the end of the day, don’t try to help. He won’t understand what you’re saying. Cheers.’