Sunday, 29 July 2012

De La Soul and the Nextmen play at Watergate Bay Electric Beach Festival Newquay, Cornwall

Electric beach festival Watergate Bay Cornwall

Last night saw the first Electric beach festival held at Watergate Bay. As Watergate is my local beach and having lived just up the road from the beach it would have been rude not to attend to the first ever festival on the beach. With knowing lots of people there too it was a good chance to catch up with friends and enjoy the sunshine, the beer and the live music.....

After a short burst of heavy rain in the afternoon this soon cleared to leave the sun shining for the remainder of the festival. As for the music with an awesome hip hop reggae set from the nextmen, with a really good DJ keeping the vibe going in between it was all building for a great night.

Until the beer ran out!!!!!!

Now i know it was the first fetival held on the beach but i'm not sure how you can get something like keeping the party goers in beer so wrong. We arrived at the festival about 5pm and within an hour we were told that they had completely run out of cider!!! Now this is a festival in Cornwall where everyone drinks and breaths rattler so how they got this so wrong i don't know!!! With a lack of cider we were forced to drink the beer which being Red Stripe was perfectly fine with me until that ran out as well. How on earth could the organizers get this so wrong. The festival made the decision to then allow revellers to bring in their own cans so a quick phone call to a friend who wasn't at the party and our beer was delivered. About half an hour after our beer arrived the organisers must have gone out to the local super market as more beer did arrive but thankfully with the help of close friends we managed to get our supply sorted and a damn site cheaper than 3 cans for £10 that they were charging on the beach.

All in all i had a great time however i don't feel i will pay the £30 entry fee to a festival that runs out of beer when i could have sat on the hill over looking the stage for free, with my own cheaper beer and having a BBQ yet still soaking up the atmosphere.

Good party, Good friends and good weather, although with an abrupt end to the final set by de la soul and no on-cor it was a bit of a poor end to the gig and if they do the festival again i will definitely be one of the revelers on the beach or on the hill and save my money.

Electric music festival in Cornwall

Electric beach live electric music festival in Cornwall

Festival on the beach, Cornwall

Sunset at Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Watergate bay gig on the beach

Cornwall music festival, Watergate Bay

Del la Soul headline beach festival

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Feeder play the sundowner sessions at Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay

Thursday night saw old skool surf rockers Feeder play a live gig at Lusty Glaze in Newquay. When we arrived at the beach the queues stretched back across the whole length of the carpark with people waiting for the beach to open to be let down into the intimate gig venue. 
Feeder play at Lusty Glaze sundowner session. Newquay Cornwall

Once onto the beach and feeling the sand between my toes, and the cider flowing, the live music started with support band Brother and Bones 

Beach festival Lusty Glaze Newquay

As the sun began to set and the cider flow it was now time for Feeder the main act to begin,  The atmosphere down on the beach was amazing with lots of happy hippy friendly people soaking up the last of the sun and the summer vibes.
Sunset Lusty Glaze Newquay Cornwall

The crowd went wild for Feeder with everyone jumping around and dancing to their well known classics.
Feeder play beach gig in Newquay

A really good night was had at Lusty, and now tonight i'm off to sample the what Watergate bay has to offer for live gigs and over to the beach to enjoy the electric beach festival with headline act De La Soul.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Feeder at lusty glaze

Tomorrow night i'm off to watch Feeder play at the Lusty Glaze sundowner sessions and with the lovely weather we have been having lately in Cornwall i'm hoping that we will get a lovely sunset followed by some amazing live music.
Feeder to play Lusty Glaze

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Wadebridge Wheels classic car show in Cornwall, Mustangs, motorbikes and Muscle Cars.

Sunday saw the annual Wadebridge Wheels classic car show and family day out held at the Cornwall Royal Show Ground in Wadebridge North Cornwall. Anyone that's been to the show before in previous years and experienced the show in the rain will understand how much of a success the show has been this year because the sun came out.

There were a lot more cars and a lot more people enjoying their day out and really good to actually enjoy the cars in the sunshine in all their shiny and maybe some rusty glory and not a drop of rain in sight.

Hopefully now with the news of the jet stream finally on the move we might be about to get some sunny weather this year after all.
Rat look classic car

Custom trike at Wadebridge wheels classic car show

Wadebridge wheels classic car show, Cornwall

Custom car show in Cornwall

Cornwall classic car show

Ford hot rod pick up

Ford hot rod classic carClassic car photographs Cornwall

Ford classic car

Rusty chain

Wadebridge rotary club classic car show Cornwall

Custom Volvo

Classic car show Cornwall

VW beach buggy Cornwall

Old Skool Volkswagen Golf, Classic car

VW Golf classic car

Amazing classic car photography

Wadebridge county show ground classic car show

Classic car V8

Classic car hub cap

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Eden Sessions. Frank Turner

Last Sunday myself and a few friends ventured over to the Eden project to watch the Eden Sessions were we saw folk legends like Seth Lakeman and Frank Turner. Although the music was good there was something lacking from the Gig.

Even though it was very wet people were still dancing and having a good time despite the rain, although those enjoying it were very few in numbers. I have been to Eden sessions before when they are held each week and fall on a saturday night however these sunday night and particularly school night performances seam to be a lot quieter.

Then there's the issue of tickets, lots of people bought there tickets in advance paying a full £40 per ticket, then a few weeks before the gigs suddenly a whole batch of tickets have been released this time at £25! So whilst i was standing there dancing away having paid £40 my festival reveler next to be might have only paid half that. And with pints of beer at nearly £4 each i could have done with the half price ticket myself. Check out the Eden Sessions facebook page to follow peoples thoughts on the ticket pricing.

All in all i enjoyed the bands but Eden has let itself down and in particularly to the locals incredibly badly. After days of deluge from angry fans comments on their facebook page Eden finally decided to answer fans about the pricing fiasco.

Will be interesting to see what happens next year, hopefully fairly priced tickets from the offset and everyone will be happy.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

South Coast Cruisers Hot Rod Car Show Cornwall

sunday saw the southcoast cruisers meet at Monkey tree holiday park in Newquay and there were some amazing cars on show even if there wasn't that many. The weather held off long enough for a few photos but after an hour of wondering around a field and the rain starting it was off to the Eden sessions to watch watch Frank Turner in yet more Cornish summer rain.
Black mustang

Pinstriping photographs

South coast cruisers Hot rod car show Newquay

Hot rod car show Newquay Cornwall

Hot rod and classic car show Newquay Cornwall

Hot rod car show Monkey tree holiday park Newquay Cornwall

black hot rods

classic car show Cornwall

Buick at classic car show

Classic car photography

Classic car photographs

Plymouth classic car

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Loch Lomond, Balloch to Dunstaffnage castle.

I've just found this half written post in my blog account and must have completely forgotten to share it, and as there's some lovely pictures i thought i would post it today, Better late than never eh!

On the Thursday during our week in Scotland we were blessed with temperatures of 25'C so spent the day driving around loch lomond stopping off at regular view points, Waterfalls and castles.

Map of scotland
 Our first stop was Balloch at the bottom of Loch Lomond. It was still early in the morning when we arrived here, and made use of the facilities which were a local shopping centre, cafes and coffee shops after a short walk around a small part of the the loch the sun started breaking through the clouds and the temperature started to warm up.
Loch Lomond Scotland

Scotish Lochs
Back into the car and our next stop would be the small village of Luss. This was a really beautiful stop, with plenty of car parking right next to the waters edge. Again with plenty of local cafes and shops there were lots of people enjoying the day and enjoying the loch. We certainly had much fun enjoying the simple things in life like skimming stones on the loch. It's a really beautiful spot, which with the early morning mist rising really did feel magical.

Luss Scotland

Loch Lomond Scotland

Skimming stones
 This was the next stop on from Luss, with just a small car park and picnic tables, again there were lots of people enjoying the sun, enjoying picnics and the beautiful scenery.
Lochs in Scotland

Scotland Mountains

Loch Lomand

Scottish lochs and lakes
After this brief stop we continued to the next stop which was to the northern parts of Loch Lomond and a stop called Inveruglas. Here there is the Inveruglas power station as well as lots of boats moored up ready for tours of Loch Lomond.

Inveruglas ScotlandInveruglas Loch Lomond Scotland

 Next on our sight seeing trip was a visit to the falls of Falloch, this is a lovely waterfall just off the A82 and a short walk from a small car park. Again there were so many people enjoying the sunny Scottish weather at a really beautiful spot.

falls of Fallochfalls of Falloch, Waterfall Scotland
From here we continued to Crianlarich were there were amazing snow covered mountains and we've the temperatures rising it was made even more beautiful.

Snow in Scotland

Crianlarich Scotland
 After a little more driving we stopped at the Tight Line pub and sat in the beer garden nursing some cold pints of cider sitting by the loch.
Tight Line pub Scotland

The Tight Line pub Scotland
 We then reached our destination of the Connel bridge and the falls of Lora.
Connel bridge and the falls of Lora.

Dunstaffnage Castle Scotland
 Our last stop was Dunstaffnage Castle, which was stunning. we sat on the beach skimming more stones across the crystal clear water before returning on the road for the drive back.
Castles in Scotland

Crystal clear water

Castle ruins in Scotland

Connel Bridge Scotland