Sunday, July 27, 2003

Wow! What a fantastic weekend we've had! On Saturday night we went to see the Bootleg Beatles at Nostel Priory near Wakefield. Apparently there was a crowd of 4,000! We passed through a rain shower on the way there but it was a lot brighter when we got there. We set up camp consisting off, 2 chairs, 1 brolly, a pint of Guinness, a bottle of wine, 2 cheeseburgers and some chips.

We got talking to the couple next to us straight away, they were staying at a camp site 10 minutes away, which is what we should have done so we could both have a drink, so a tent is now on the shopping list for next time The show ran a little late but eventually the support act was introduced (we didn't even know there was one) and the name of this group came as a shock and a fantastic surprise . . . . The Corrs! We thought it was a joke at first, but nope, they were the real thing :-)

They managed to get through a couple of tunes but then it started to rain and 4000 brolly's appeared as if by magic We were both squeezed under our brolly, one side of each of us getting soaked It only rained for about 15 minutes so it wasn't so bad. Ohhhh and the Corrs, they were fantastic!

We had our 15 minute (going on an hour) interval, where we bought some more wine and took in the atmosphere as the place started drying out.

Eventually, the announcement was made, here come the Bootleg Beatles, and on they came. From 200 yards away, you couldn't tell them from the real thing

Actually, they are a pretty good likeness close up. As for the sound, now that was a near as you're ever going to get to the real thing, A1, first class, top banana! The atmosphere was second to none, there was dancing round the tables, dancing in the isles, dancing in the beer tent, even dancing in the queues for the loo! We loved every minute it!

To end the night, there was a spectacular firework display, loads of dazzling effects we've never seen before :-)

We had a thoroughly good night and can't wait to go to another open air concert :-)

Today we've been to a local wedding fair at Cannon Hall, Barnsley. There were a few things to see and short fashion show. We picked up a few ideas and have some contacts now for the arrangements still to be made for our wedding next year. There was also a classic car show there but our "get up and go" had "got up and gone" after the long day yesterday so we gave that a miss.

Back to work tomorrow, time for a drink me thinks ;-)

See ya later,

Paul & Debbie

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