Life in a London Start Up
In: London1 Sep 2009
This past weekend was the much anticipated Notting Hill Carnival. Anyone who knows me well, and knows anything about the carnival, was probably aware that my visit wouldn’t exactly be the meeting of like temperaments but there was always the (highly unlikely) possibility that I would suddenly light up a joint, drink whatever could be poured into a coconut, throw cares to the wind and become Rastafarian for the weekend.
As exciting as that might have been, instead I was escorted throug the event by good friend and Spoonfed editor in chief Joe, his wife and their friend who were all experienced Carnival-goers. Thank goodness I had someone to help me navigate the hordes of people (around 1.2 million were expected to have attended over the two days, I believe), the piles of Red Stripe cans, the haze of smoke over the scene and the giant sound systems.
Meaghan Fitzgerald is an American ex-pat now living in London, UK and working for tech start up 23snaps as head of marketing. While The Top Floor Flat initially covered London sites and scenes, European travel and recollections on living abroad, more recent articles focus on start ups, business, technology and marketing.