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Monday, July 12, 2004

Wet (from the inside) weekend

Most excellent day on Saturday as 8 of us spent 12 hours at the Marlborough Jazz & Blues festival (click for line up)Each band was at a different venue, mostly pubs and Marquees, but as it was necessary to keep out of the rain and on the move,(so as to see as many performers as possible)wherever we took refuge there seemed to be a bar, so advantage was taken at every opportunity. Needless to say by the time we got to see Gino Washington at the final event I was positively awash with Guinness and London Pride.
All the performances we saw fantastic (especially Sticky wicket)and you'd need a week to see the all, but I take my hat off to the organizers of the festival as it is an amazing experience - shame about the weather.
Similarly Shalbourne village beer and blues festival (held on the same day) went superbly according to my son who attended even though he'd never heard of any of the acts (The Troggs topped the bill)Lets hope next year it's not the same weekend as Marlborough. However, son camped at the festival site in the mud and has now declared he's wants to get a union flag coloured tent - to take to Glastonbury next year!


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