Here's the crowd, showing their appreciation and singing
the best known songs of Billy's.
Looking behind me, I saw a red-haired lady with an infectious smile
who looked like Mavis Crewitt off 'Willo The Wisp', playing
kids nearby. Here's a snap of her and the kids.
on the main stage took a mildly comic turn when a skimpily-dressed lady
who'd obviously drunk too much, somehow scaled the perimeter fence, clambered
onto the stage and began to bogle in front of a visibly embarrassed Billy
and his 'blokes'. A security person tried to drag her off the stage, but
Billy persuaded them to let her stay, and she spent the next two songs
winding her waist (along with a few other things that got laughs aplenty
from the crowd!). Here's a pic of the lady herself and Billy.
Jay (or "Mavis Crewitt", whom she reminded me of, to begin with) who you
saw earlier playing with the kids. She was incredibly friendly, and happliy
posed for me when I asked her.
things off, I took my last pic of the festy of some local teenagers (one
of them recognised me from the Lewis Carroll library, and asked for a snap.
Can you guess who? Yes browsers, it's the one trying to look cool, and
failing miserably!), before going to unlock my bike and heading off to
a specially-erected wooden beer tent that blasted out disco classics and
big beat aplenty for those inside to dance to (which I certainly did!).
While I was there, I got to meet Lucy Mathen, who used to present 'Newsround'
with John Craven when I was a kid. All in all, a very enjoyable day. I
look forward to the festival in 2000!
to the previous year's pics