From the canal festival, I spun up to Chasewater to check out the vintage event – We’ll Meet Again. I wasn’t sure what to expect with it – I’d found the Jubilee Shindig at the same venue rather lacklustre, if I’m honest. I needn’t have worried – the whole thing was banging. I arrived about 3pm and they had a cracking band, playing rock and roll and rockabilly, an inspired choice as the whole place was jiving along. The music may not have been period, but only the worst kind of pedant could have grumbled. There were a good quantity of stalls selling vintage, and not-so vintage ephemera, clothes and jewellery, and many of the attendees were in forties dress. The backdrop of old trains and stock just made it.
The band playing were the Chicken Shack Boogie Boys – absolutely excellent, and a right laugh.
My only criticism is that a few of the stalls were a bit pricey, and there wasn’t enough food available. There were several cupcake stalls, but I’m sorry ladies, the emperor has no clothes… a cupcake is just a bit of dull sponge with a fancy hat. What was needed was a complementing food stall with good old fashioned cake and tea. But that’s a minor niggle.
This was a great, well organised and interesting event. I look forward to the return. Well done to all concerned.
My apologies for the crap photography, haven’t got the hang of this one indoors yet…