Some people don't enjoy the carnival, and avoid it much as they avoid the tourists who go to Portobello Market on Saturday, but I enjoy the carnival. It makes a large area of London a no-car area, which is great. I enjoy the music. I enjoy the dancing. I enjoy the weird food stalls. It's a good laugh. I enjoyed it last year even though it rained.
I'm going to party on Sunday (Family day) and go mad on Monday (Party day). I'm hosting post-carnival drinks ingy-style (bath full of ice and beer) at my flat, which will either be crazy or quiet. Will I change my opinion of the carnival now it goes down my street? Maybe. It was kind of one of the attractions of getting this flat.
Get back to yer roots, mon!