My good friend Sharon and I set off early Saturday morning for our 2 nights and 3 days away at a Travelodge (oooh the glamour!!!!) close to the site. Both of us were stupidly excited as we rarely get a weekend pass out these days and were determined to make the most of it by having a bloody good time. I was driver and Sharon was co-pilot and that awesome combination got us there safe and sound and just in the nick of time to see one of our favourite bands Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods at the control tower stage. Coincidentally we had both chosen to travel in our Carmen Ghia t.shirts so we were ready for the gig.....albeit a little stalkerish hehehe!!!
The festival was enormous with several different stages playing music to suit ALL tastes all day and night. Lots of smaller venues too which were great for the evenings with a variety of music and entertainment.
Lots of classic and vintage cars for posing with!!!
On the first night we has a fabulous evening in the Colonial Club watching Lola and the Lamours perform as well as Dusty Limits - we also met John Miller off of the John Miller Orchestra. Here's a couple of pics of Sharon hobnobbing with the stars!!!
Enjoying a cuppa in the naafi
Lots of people don't know that there is a fabulous museum at Twinwood with lots of everyday scenes recreated from the war era - great fun and very educational, also lots of photo opportunities!!!
Me pretending to be a mannequin in my Vivien of Holloway ensemble at their stall - luckily for my bank balance they weren't selling this year, just displaying. The girls were so sweet and friendly.
We generally tried to avoid the stalls due to a lack of funds but couldn't resist a quick pose with 2 of my favourite repro vintage clothing brands - Freddies of Pinewood and Heyday, especially as I was wearing something from them each time!!!
The weather was surprisingly fabulous for the whole bank holiday weekend as you can see in the pictures although I did manage to get this ace 'brolly shot' from just before we left on the Monday. Rain doesn't stop the vintage fun y'know!!!
We saw some amazing and fabulous acts over the weekend, my favourite was probably Max Raabe and the Palaast Orchestra - simple divine darlings. Rather like a modern day German Noel Coward. Other highlights included Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods, Lola and the Lamours, The John Miller Orchestra, Fleur de Paris and The Jive Aces. It really was a packed weekend of live music and entertainment, dance classes and demonstrations, vintage shopping and living history...brilliant!!! Finances and childcare permitting I would love to go again but might not be for a couple of years.
Highly recommended to all my vintage loving friends...toodle pip!!!