'Our house, in the middle of One's street': Madness transform Buckingham Palace into terraced housing with amazing light show
08:49 GMT, 5 June 2012
The most iconic and prestigious building in London was transformed with some very clever lighting, last night.
London based band Madness turned the Queen's house, Buckingham Palace, into their very own terraced street thanks to some amazing visuals.
Viewers watched on in awe as the band took to the roof to sing some of their classic hits accompanied by the creative light show.
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Play it again: Madness took to the roof of Buckingham Palace to play at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert, last night
Palace with a view: The band can be seen high above the main stage
Pretty impressive: Viewers were left in awe of the amazing light show which turned the palace into terraced housing
The 80s band had the 12,000 strong crowd looking on open mouthed as The Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert got into full swing.
Suggs, the lead singer of the seven member group, stood at the front and sang Our House and It Must Be Love, as streets from around the country were projected on to the front of the palace.
First, a row of terraced houses was shown complete with a big red bus and black taxi cab going past it before it changed to a town house.
Veterans: Suggs and co rocked Buckingham Palace with a revamped version of their hit Our House
They call it madness: The seven piece band jumped around and sang in front of the 12,000 strong crowd
The old school: Former kings and queens of England including Henry VII were shown on the front of the palace
The ska band gave a nod towards their host when they changed the lyric in Our House from 'in the middle of our street' to 'in the middle of one's street'.
In another superb display the palace was transformed into a large doll house with some of the rooms opening in a surreal moment.
Kings and queens of old including Henry VII were also shown on the building as the crazy band members relished the occasion and danced slightly off beat upon the roof.
Colourful: The band were almost not visible from their small section on the roof, but the pink spotlight helped show them up
Full house: One projection showed some silhouettes of staff, including a chef, dancing in the palace
The last performance on top of Buckingham Palace was done by Brain May at the last Golden Jubilee when he played the national anthem.
The magnitude of yesterday's performance outshone that of the Queen guitarist and the stunning visuals played a big part of it.
The creative lighting made by a company called Trunk Animation Limited.
They said ahead of the concert: 'Tonight you’ll be able to see the fruits of our labour at the Queen’s Jubilee Concert.
Affectionate: Madness performed It Must Be Love as large hearts were flashed across the palace for the audience
Night time highlight: The impressive projections were created by Trunk Animation Limited
House share: The Queen met the band backstage after the concert and didn't seem to mind the fact they had played on her roof
'We’ve been working like demons on animated visuals which will be projected onto Buckingham Palace during the performances.'
They added: 'We’ve had a sneak peek at rehearsals and it looks spectacular. Our visuals are for two songs by Madness so keep your eyes peeled.'
Celebrities watching the concert from
the comfort of their living rooms took to twitter to congratulate the
band on a great performance.
Morgan said: 'Madness on the roof – literally. Superb.
#jubileeconcert', and added 'I want to be on that roof. #madness
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Poetic justice: The group changed the lyric in Our House from 'in the middle of our street' to 'in the middle of one's street'
VIDEO: Scroll through to 1 min to see the Madness performance at the Diamond Jubilee Concert