Keep a good head, and always carry a lightbulb…

If it’s good enough for Bobby Z, it’s good enough for me.

So let’s get this out of the way first of all. Massive thanks to Peter Chegwyn and the team behind Wickham Festival for keeping it on the road despite two enormous setbacks just ahead of the start. Atrocious weather beforehand turned much of the site into a quagmire. In addition, there was a problem with the main stage, the contractor failing to deliver a safe and sound structure, with water getting into the electrics. Despite everything, the event went on. Thanks too to all of the musicians, many of whose schedules were changed and shortened as a result of the loss of one stage….

Here’s to the clear heads and lightbulb moments that helped to navigate the way through storms both literal and metaphorical….

So, in line with the background of uncertainty, a non-linear approach to this and subsequent Wickham posts seems entirely appropriate.

So, let’s start with Peat and Diesel and the phenomenon that is peatlemania!! Follow the link and find out all you need to know about Calum Dan’s Transit Van... and once you’ve found the van, follow the journey yourself…

There’s a portal to another universe, (apparently). The gateway is thought by some to be found at the bottom of a flagon of cider. The idea that we are always being watched by the men in black can sometimes take on a terrifying reality…

The cellist above is Nigel Rippon from the Alistair Goodwin Band, of which more pictures below.

To be continued… 🙂


One response to “Keep a good head, and always carry a lightbulb…

  • A minor detour… | Ideas & images from Portsmouth and beyond

    […] Yes, the elements did their best to turn the site into a quagmire, and, allied to the issues of the main stage, there were those that took to social media to register their discontent with organisers. For what it’s worth, I think that the organisers did an incredible job in keeping the show in the road, and I’ve said as much elsewhere. […]

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