|Shoes - Dorothy Perkins, Dress - George, parasol - vintage,|
Bag - Jones the bootmaker, Headband - handmade by Desiree
Saturday was Coventry's free music festival, the Godiva festival. It's held every year in the park, but last year they had to cancel because of the shocking weather. This year it was on the hottest weekend of the year so far, so no fear of that.
I decided it was the perfect excuse for the inaugural outing of the gorgeous Sassy vamps headband that glamourpuss Desiree made for me. It made the flimsy garlands of daisy chains that the teeny boppers were wearing pale in comparison.
There was a cool vintage market at the festival, I didn't buy any clothes but finally found an old school reggae CD, which I've been desperate to track down.
Then we retreated to the music field. It was blazing hot and people looked at me as if I was crazy with my parasol up while they all revelled in turning lobster red, not for me thanks.
We ran into our friends Andy and Lauren and had a good old chin wag, then parted ways as they were heading to the vintage tent. After some food we sat down by the main stage and saw a great band whose name I totally missed. Crap I know.
I was desperate to get to the rhythm tent to hear some ska or reggae. When we got there it was packed, Neville Staples of the specials was playing his lively set. The specials were big in the 80s and from Coventry. It's the sound of this city and as soon as anyone plays their songs everyone goes wild. Everyone was singing along, pogoing and generally having a great time. It was so good.
|Hubby's festival look|
Being lightweights we are we left at about 5.30pm, but it was definitely one of the better Godiva festival experiences.