Vintage at Goodwood - photos and features [part one]
Friday 13th August 2010
(Photos © urban75)
We visited the first ever Vintage at Goodwood festival and had a ball!
Against all my expectations, it turned out to be one of the best festivals I've been to for years!
Here's some of my highlights:
- The superb site
- Performance of Terry Riley's "In C"
- The Chap Olympics
- The Rezillos
- Wanda Jackson
- The incredible collection of vintage cars, mod scooters and motorbikes
- Dancing to rockabilly in a cape in the let It Rock Tent
- The Actionettes/Action Men
- Taking so many rides on the Daredevil Funfair that I felt sick
- The Soul Casino – those carpets!
- Alvin Stardust for the lolz
...and raving in the the *magnificent* Warehouse to Andrew Weatherall
Here's some photos from the Friday at the festival...
Have cape will party!
In the site office.
Arriving on site, complete with ominous muddy patches.
Incredible vintage cars, lorries, scooters and motorbikes were parked all over the site. Here's a Messerschmitt Bubble Car.
The cinema on the High Street.
Old police car.
The view from backstage in the Leisure Dome.
A scene from Mr Mike Flowers' dressing room.
Practicing before the gig.
Friday afternoon in the Leisure Dome.
Blatantly ignoring the 'Closed' sign, some folks have fun on the water bed.
Outside Demon Drone's Wall Of Death.
Hideously, the arts budget-slashing Tory Minister of Culture slithered onstage to introduce Sandie Shaw.
I'm afraid we were rather vocal in our disapproval at the hypocritical toad faced clagnut, something that didn't seem to impress the folks around us. Oh well.
Sandie Shaw on the main stage.
Sophie Ellis Bextor doing something very wrong to Pulp's 'Common People.'
My irony-o-meter was in danger of exploding at this point, so we headed off at some speed to the Let It Rock tent.
This is more like it! The Long Tall Texans rocking the Let It Rock stage.
A pyschobilly mosh pit breaks out!
Wanda Jackson was fantastic: witty, self deprecating and full of passion for her music.
One of the highlights of the weekend!
Let It Rock dancefloor. We spent a fair bit of time on here!
The Helter Skelter in the fairground.
The Faces on the main stage. They sounded fantastic, but we didn't want to get too close on account of Rod Stewart's place being filled by Mick Hucknall.
He's got a great voice but some things are best appreciated from afar!
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