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'Rocking and Rallying Parties Party on the Fylde
Early Friday morning a team of ‘Dedicated Followers’ got up all over the country, to the sounds of ‘Oh I do like to be besides the seaside’ and ‘Let’s go and fly a kite’. Sensitive and complex equipment was loaded on monster machines, oblivious of signs such as 10lb only. Overloaded, any second I could blow, Overloaded I have hit the limit and I'm ready to explode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVtRT44Amg   Hand made modifications abound, straps and bungee cords twang in the morning air. Refrains of ‘Give me sunshine, give me love’ as the roar of unsilenced bikes rev up to ‘Motorbiking’   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf87ER3VQV0   Groups meet, tanks full and on MP3’s the sound of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnB-dnJVlcs   They thunder down byroads and main roads and motorways, squeezed between rumbling juggernauts and blind white van men.

Finally they turn towards the beach, or in our case housing estate. But rescue is close at hand as Badger passes to the tune especially adapted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoZoSJu524c   A flat field devoid of accommodation appears before us and the cries of "Where’s the mallet?", "who left the sleeping bag?" are heard from every corner, until as if by magic a tent city emerges. The tents are up the guitars out and we all burst into http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-nkheas0Y8  

The night is young the Dragstar queens ready and the Amps are ON! The crowds are on their feet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGis1oqLuFo Several hours later weary of feet heavy of drink they trudge back into their dark and cramped tents to the wonderful sounds from a badgers set. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUU7JCHIgOg  

Wakey wakey rise and shine, cool showers, beans on toast ‘another cup of coffee’ and Keith’s ready. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16FdJrrAWSo   wonderful hours of floating away in the blue sky, craned necks and cheers from Centre 12. But it’s time for Blackpool rock. We trundle down to the beach to be greeted by crowds and crowds of happy holiday makers (now for this I do apologise in advance.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbajf_rHzys But we brave it out and find the smallest, out of the way cafe with the best cuisine in Blackpool, which says a lot for that town.

Back to camp for another bout of rock, but more concert than dance music sadly the base guitarist only looked like this but they forgot to play the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6kvVGPURA But with all the Brazilian players around the Bay Watch beach who cared. And so to bed but it was soon dawn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5sSEkZ86ts Time to pack those loads once more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqzJrUh5W9g and back on the highways. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VD6BS5ehu0   Much quieter roads thank god as we chased Baz and raced with cars.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GemKqzILV4w&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL79BC88C105AE251D   The final stop and whoops instead of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg7YoXiKn0   There was a load snap and all I could hear was the group around me singing     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIuBihdxSSA   Great Rally guys thanks for everything and we are no longer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgkOCJ9PGkk   Rally Virgins  


Peter and Lyndy

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