Saturday, July 14, 2007

Lanhydrock Festival

Bondi tries to levitate toast

Walked Bondi a mile or so into the centre of St Austell at lunchtime. Not much of note, although the Norman church looked interesting from the outside. Much of the downtown area is undergoing a facelift and so the usual disruptions are in place. I spoke to a couple who said they owned a malamute pair, recently enhanced by a litter of 8 puppies(!).

The afternoon and evening were spent at Cornwall's biggest outdoor music event, the Lanhydrock Festival in the grounds of the Georgian Lanhydrock House outside of Bodmin.

Front man for Fiendish Sudoku

The Wailers Band

First up were the horn-enhanced (but u-challenged) Men of Splendor, followed by Wire Daisies, Zambula, the Levellers, and finally the Marley-less Wailers. The Wailers Band started off with a reggae version of Norwegian Wood and then worked through the usual suspects, mixed in with newer works until a 10.45pm close.

The final fireworks were mostly engulfed in the smoke they produced. I'm surprised they didn't cut this part of the programme short as the smoke overtook the crowds pretty quickly.

Normal weather service returned with the resumption of rain just after midnight.

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