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Vintage at Goodwood

09/09/2010

Sixties Dancers on the Abbey Road crossing © Olivia Wilkes 2010

Didn’t make it down to Vintage at Goodwood until the third day, but on entering we were greeted by the sun and these groovy Sixties Dancers who were strutting their stuff to the backdrop of the retro-pop-up High Street that Wayne Hemingway had designed as the gateway to the Festival. Hat’s off to the Hemingway’s because the High Street included some really great reconstructions of favourite British retail and cultural institutions, including John Lewis, Bonhams, Oxfam, and Chichester’s very own Pallant House Gallery.  It was a lot of fun and a really good way of channelling people through to the rest of the Festival. And I’ve never been to a festival with such a broad age range. It was great to see so many people dressed up and living the Vintage dream (well for a weekend anyway). Oh my word! And I haven’t even mentioned the toilets yet…which were excellent. For a self-confessed non-festival goer with a pathological fear of communal portaloos, (just see the film Kenny if you want to know the truth behind festival toilets), this was a rare treat, complete with a whole stand of Dyson hand-driers.

Well done Vintage and can’t wait to come back next year!

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