Boisterous New Year celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall.
Royal Albert Hall, London
GV Dancing in progress. STV Man dressed as Native American Indian jiving. SCU Cowboy type dancing not quite so professionally. MTV Crowd dancing. SCU Girl on man's shoulders. SCU Man dressed as 'Man from Mars' dancing. LV Boxes, suspended ducks from ceiling.
SV Tableaux, giant fish with man seated in mouth. MTV Ditto Girls on back.
SV Students putting forward next tableau. MTV Pan, dragon tableau. SCU Man in tail of tableau being pushed across hall on bottom.
MTV Elephant tableau. SV Merrymakers attacking tableaux. One man hustled off by two stewards by legs. People milling around tableau. Another tableau being torn apart.
SCU Beefeater wrestling with man. SV Merrymakers jumping on tableau. SV Man dressed as Carmen Miranda.
MV "Diana" being lowered from roof. CU Two costumed types kissing.
SV Balloons coming down for ceiling. SCU balloons being punched. SV Crowd trying to get balloons. More balloons coming down. The crowd are singing "Auld Lang Syne". Good New Year's Eve material.
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N.B. This kind of boisterous behaviour was standard at Chelsea Arts Balls.