First thoughts Worthenbury 2008

Posted on: Sunday, Jun 29, 2008

I have just returned from an excellent day at Worthenbury Blues and Roots Festival 2008.  Like usual I will save the proper review for Lionel and Grahame and the proper photos to Ian, however I will say what a terrific night was had by all.  Although chilly in the evening, the weather held and we even had some lovely sunny intervals.

I enjoyed all the bands and it was great to see some familar faces from festivals and gigs gone by.  It was also great to meet a whole load of new faces – all of whom I look forward to meeting again.

As well as some great blues some money was raised for charity by festival organiser Pete Evans who raised over £500 for Diabetes UK by shaving off a dodgy moustache that he has been sporting for 37 years.  I took a couple of before and after pictures…..

Before Plassey Ale and razor

After Plassey Ale and razor.

Everyone thinks that it’s an improvement.  Even my wife commented this morning “under that ‘tache he’s not a bad looking fellow for an old guy”

All my Flickr photos that I am not too ashamed of are uploaded to Flickr.

A great day!  Thanks to the organisers, the acts, the volunteers and, last but not least, the great crowd.  Let’s do it all again in 2009!



June 29th, 2008 at 12:00
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I would just like to echo Ken’s comments – the ‘Three Musketeers’ – Pete, Paul and Ian, and all their helpers, have once again put on a memorable festival . . . well, due to large quantities of fine ales, some not so memorable!! I will leave the review in the capable hands of the maestro, Mr. Ross, on this occasion. Lovely to see all the regular blues fans and friends – all in all, a great day! A top notch bill as well with great performances from all concerned.