It’s been over 12 years since Friends aired its final episode and broke the hearts of millions around the world, yet it remains a treasured and much adored part of so many people’s lives. Still aired daily on Comedy Central, Friends was a cultural phenomenon of the nineties and noughties – a timeless comedy that still endures over a decade since it came to an end.
It’s because of its popularity that we are still haunted by rumours of a reunion at least once a year (we’re still waiting, guys…), and why events like FriendsFest exist to this day. An homage to the show that gave us Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler, and the many other unforgettable characters and moments it produced in its 10 seasons, FriendsFest brings together die-hard fans from across the country (and beyond!) for a true celebration.
We took a trip down memory lane and visited FriendsFest at Haggerston Park, London on a (somewhat) sunny August Bank Holiday weekend. Check out what we got up to…
The stage set for quizzes, dance-offs, sing-a-longs and more.
Relive the moment where Ross and Rachel became man and wife, in a chapel in Las Vegas
Choose your attire for the big day, featuring a range of wedding dresses and Joey’s Gladiator outfit.
Take five with your friends and enjoy a round of the Gellar Cup and other activities with the FriendsFest hosts on the big stage.
Recreate the iconic title sequence, umbrellas and all!
So no one told you life was gonna be this way… *clap clap clap clap*
A dream come true, take a moment to relax in Monica’s apartment. Just don’t move her stuff!
You can just about see Ugly Naked Guy from here…
Which is your favourite quote?
Grab some New York style ice-cream or some Mockolate Waffles!
Enjoy a burger at Monica’s Moondance Diner, complete with dancing waiters and waitresses.
Central Perk in Haggerston Park – the dream! The iconic orange sofa is reserved just for you.
The perfect recreation, down to the tiniest details!
Let’s hope Rachel remembered to clean the cappuccino machine…
Take Phoebe’s place at the mic and have a sing-a-long to…
Take a photo at the best coffee house in town…
… We certainly did!
Phoebe’s “death cab”.
Your FriendsFest hosts JoanneJoanne and Right Said Ted doing “The Routine” with some help from the audience. Smashed it!
Time for a dance-off – with a turkey on your head!
Grab a drink at the Chick and Duck Bar and sit back to enjoy some of Friends’ best moments on the big screen.
Ahh, the infamous TV unit. I wonder if you could fit a person in there…
Who needs furniture when you’ve got a canoe?
Guess the episode! “I dooo…”
Thanks FriendsFest, you were the best. We hope to see some of you soon, at one of the many events happening across the country this summer!