Monday, August 19, 2013

Unwinding at Rewind Festival

Where does the time go? We've not blogged for several weeks now, but then again we haven't had time to do much boating either.

This weekend we headed off down to Henley on Thames with a group of friends (16 of us in all) and had a fabulous time at Temple Island Meadows at the Rewind 80's Festival. We had always fancied going and it just happened to coincide with one of our friends 50th birthday on Saturday (any excuse).  40,000 folks rolling back the years and listening to music of our younger years with bands such as ABC, Kim Wilde, The B 52's, Billy Ocean, Belinda Carlisle, Nik Kershaw, Heaven 17, Paul Carrack and many others. 

This was our first experience of Rewind, known as the friendly festival. Lots of colour and fancy dress outfits were on show and everyone in a party mood with not a hint of trouble to be seen. Pleasing 40,000 folks must be hard work for the organisers, but we had a wonderful time. Our only regret was not to have our boat moored on the river to return to each night, but we plan to put that right another year !!

Some pics from the weekend

View across the river from campsite
Kim Wilde putting on a great show
The Blow Monkeys were there too (they really were)
Our 'Birthday Girl' getting a good vantage point 
Cluedo - the hats had the rooms on them...brilliant
Not sure I'd want to be rescued by these two !!
Sunday was fancy dress day for us
Louise with 'Boy George'
ABC were just awesome

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