Vintage at Goodwood - photos and features [part three]
Saturday 14th August 2010
(Photos © urban75)
For the first time in my long, long festival-going career, we had a hotel to stay in, so it felt rather strange waking up refreshed and then enjoying a cilivised breakfast.
Suitably relaxed and fed, we headed back into the site....
The site was stuffed full of wonderful vintage cars.
A 1950s star arrives on site!
High Street view.
It was a bit weird having upmarket auctioneers Bonhams touting their wares on a festival site, but the cars were lovely.
Looking up the High Street.
Old ice cream van with distinctly non-vintage prices. £3 for an ice cream cone!
Fabulous vintage-style caravan trailer. It had a cooker and wash hand basin built into the back.
Strummerville stage which is just about everywhere I go these days!
Strummerville and Etch a Sketches.
I hijacked this photographers photo set-up!
Admiring the vintage taxi.
It's a Roller!
Knitting and crafts in the forest.
Giant knitting in action.
Nearly 68 years old and still rocking the main stage was Alvin Stardust.
Sadly, the legendary big rings placed over the fingers over his leather gloves were nowhere to be seen.
A popular pub quiz is: "What was Alvin Stardust's real name?" - to which most people reply, "Shane Fenton."
The truth is a little stranger, as Wikipedia explains:
In the early 1960s, Shane Fenton and The Fentones were an unknown teenage band who recorded a demo tape and mailed it in to a BBC programme with the hope of being picked to appear on TV. While awaiting a reply from the BBC, the band's 17 year old singer Shane Fenton (born John Theakstone, 1944–1961) died as a result of the rheumatic fever he had suffered in childhood. The rest of the band decided to break up, but then unexpectedly received a letter from the BBC inviting them to come to London to audition in person for the programme. Theakstone's mother asked the band to stay together, and to keep its name, in honour of her son's memory. Jewry, who was a roadie with the group at the time, was asked to become the new Shane Fenton.
Scooter photos (more coming up in Sunday's photos).
Double decker caravan.
In the maze.
The soul stage, facing a gently sloping hill.
Vintage ice cream van.
Back in the Let It Rock tent.
Jiving on the Let It Rock dancefloor.
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