Sunday, July 15, 2007

Stir it up (little darlin')

We set off to The Lanhydrock Festival with enough kit to combat anything the weather could throw at us. We needn't have bothered because the righteous were out in force, and for one day only the rain buggered off and annoyed someone else!

With another fab line-up this year we lazed in festival good humour listening to some of Cornwall's finest and a sprinkling of international wow!

Cornish band Men of Splendor kicked off closely followed by The Wire Daisies.
The Wire Daisies (below) were discovered by Roger Taylor of Queen, in his local pub (useless fact - I know his sister). They were a highlight.
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Next came Zambula, another Cornish band with their own brand of African dance music. I have to admit to a small, well-needed nap here......


but did rouse myself in time to catch some of the usual festival sidelines.....
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...and of course The Levellers. Sorry no photo of the fabulous, stomping Levellers. I was up dancing without me camera!

The Wailers brought this fantastic day to a close with every member of the audience singing (and swaying) along with 'Exodus' , 'No woman, no cry' and 'Redemption Song'.

With Aston 'family man' Barrett still on bass, The Wailers took us through most of the classics and a few new ones to boot. They seemed as reluctant to leave the stage as we were to let the day end. Wow!

They eventually kicked us out with a massive firework display and a still singing crowd of 0-70 year-olds packed up the detritus of a day to remember.

pee ess - this was the first day for weeks where the rain held off, but just as we were leaving.......

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Favourite T-shirt slogan of the day:-

FAT PEOPLE ARE HARDER TO KIDNAP

as worn by my robust friend Ghurgan Smallpiece!

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17 comments:

Jon M said...

Is that a Gibson flying V I see in the last picture? I so love those guitars!!!

Very festivally! :-)

Minx said...

What do I look like, a guitar expert?
Who knows, but he wuz good!

Bob's light still shines........

Kat said...

What a great event Minx!

Minx said...

Twas faboooolus! I am still horse from singing (like a horse?).

john.g. said...

Good to see/hear/read you had a fun time! Nice hat.

Absolute Vanilla... (& Atyllah) said...

Do you think you could work on the weather down your way, please. Chicken Man aka Significant Other wants to visit your part of the world in a couple of months time. Dry weather would be preferred. Yes, I know, eternal optimist me.

mutleythedog said...

Fantastic - I love these kinds of stuff and this time of year...Outdoors, live music, burnt food, beer... Im made up.

Debi said...

Oooooh ... we would've loved this ...

Minx said...

I am tired today from all that lying around!
There was around 12,000 people at the festival, it just sort of struck me funny that I saw hundreds of people there that I knew. I suppose that's Cornwall for you.

The Beautiful Days Fest is next, at Exeter - maybe we should organise a blogmeet!

Sharon J said...

You're one cool witch, that's for sure!

Minx said...

Heh heh!

Jeya Anand said...

u have a cool blog over here....happy blogging... :)

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

How fun!
Thanks for the pics too... that's the best.
Glad you were up and dancing, there's nothing like it to express joy.


Best,
Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Verilion said...

The Levellers! You danced to The Levellers! He he. Oh this sounds fun. Now why didn't you mention this before?

Minx said...

I am not feeling very cool today - my feet hurt, and my throat, and my arms.......

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Have some gin darling, you'll be fine in no time.


Scarlett

Minx said...

Done that, Scarlett, of course.