What a damn fine day it was and all in support of that excellent charity, Mind (The mental health charity).
Peace and Love
I saw Mark Astronaut at Stevenage station
he said he was tired of waiting
that was of course for the bus
that made two of us
so as they say, we let the train take the strain
Mark to Welwyn Garden City
me to Biggleswade
a place where on this particular Sunday
dreams were made
for I was off to Willy's memorial festival
the festival of "Peace and Love"
where family and friends gathered
and Willy was fondly remembered
to the sound of great music all day
anyway, as ever
taking Willy's sound advice
"Just be nice".
|The day's line up|
It was great to see so many people there enjoying the music, the camaraderie, the stalls and activities etc. and so, we kicked off with:-
These amazing T shirts were also on sale, like an idiot I didn't buy one at the beginning thinking I'd get one later as the day went on but guess what? By then they had all gone!
|Amazing T shirts in support of Mind|
There was also a 'Glastonbury Garden' in the pubs beer garden including Willy's beloved fishing tent & gear.
|Willy's tent, a familiar sight at Cambridge Rock Festival|
Anyway the music continued in excellent style with:-
|Richie Prynne from none other than the CC Smugglers|
|Thrash Gordon (Danny Young)|
And was it 10' Drop? no it was 100' Drop acoustic:-
Changing the musical style somewhat we had the upbeat Ska session from Bubounce:-
|Bubounce 'Light' (Acoustic Ska)|
Next we were treated to the somewhat unique and very excellent Spacegoat:-
As the evening drew on, the rain came and went, the light faded and the Cardinal Kings hit the stage:-
Finally, for me as I had to race away after the next band to catch my train home, it was the ever popular Indi & the Vegas:-
|Indi & the Vegas|
So, sadly I couldn't stay for the final band, 10 Gauge but I'm sure, like everyone who did perform on that most excellent of Sunday's, they gave it their all, the day was indeed a wonderful tribute to Willy's memory, huge thanks and well done to all the organisers and participants and everyone who came along, enjoyed the day and donated to a very worthy charity.
Well, that's it for now, all quiet for a few days before the next one!
GM September 2017