Brewers Droop 7 - 2004
Up and down the country the
rain was falling, was this going to be the first Brewers Droop to
suffer from a significant amount of the wet stuff. An early
start was needed as much was still to be done. Direction signs
up around the town, gate tent, and chill out marquee with outside
bar. Fortunately all the usual suspects were on hand and
grafting away. It wasn't long before familiar faces started to
arrive and our more familiar friend good old British sunshine showed
its face. Before we knew it it was time for the evening
session to begin. In the smaller Belvedere Room Ghost Town
began to get the crowd in the mood with covers of all the favourites
from Madness, Specials and Bad Manners. A very impressive
first set too. As they took a break Ian Pages' 'The Affair'
took to the main stage to keep proceedings going. This kept
the Mods happy and the dancefloor full although I am not too sure
about that 'Shiney Silver Suit' Mr. Page!! No sooner had they
finished their set than Ghost Town were back on stage to give us an
equally impressive second helping. Enough already? no chance,
with many of the Friday arrivals desperately awaiting for tonights
main attraction 'Basketcase' who performed a blinding set of punk
covers which meant that no one could have any complaints about
individual groups not being catered for.
As always Saturday morning arrived
too soon, as were the growing number of scooterists that this event
now attracts. All hands on deck at the gate and every inch of
grass was soon taken up with tents of all shapes and size.
Even an excess of traders arrived and so some were left
disappointed. By dinner time the weather was giving us its
best impressive of far flung shores. Some were truly beginning
to believe that God is a Brewer! The 5 a Side footy was soon
over, won by Tony Blackburn Scooter Club and so a very wet 'Its a
Knockout' was welcomed by many of the 2000 now in attendance.
Whilst Tony-1-Shirt and Pitchie spun the decks in the heat, Pussy
Galore SC remained cool enough to take this years title.
Next up was judging of the Custom Show. For me at
least, a significant number of new scooters to the custom scene this
time out, and then time for the club to begin to enjoy
ourselves. Tonight the Belvedere became the Northern Room with
the masses, entertained by Jonny singing a variety of classics and a
host of DJ's.
In the main room 17 Black covered
Mod hits from The Who and The Jam etc until it was time for The More
Specials. 2 excellent sets were performed whilst temperatures
continued to rise and ever larger quantities of drink were consumed
purely for the purpose of keeping cool.
Eventually the raffle
was drawn (Congratulations to John Brady who won the GP200),
and it was time to relax in the outside marquee. Hold on -
wasn't there supposed to be a bouncy castle next to it. Yes
but by now some thieving scumbag had taken a liking to it and
decided it would look good in their own back garden. So much
for trying to keep the kids happy so that the 'Grown Ups' can enjoy
This page is dedicated to John (JB) and Heartlands Scooter Club and to our special friends Sharon Brady and Brendan.
Our thoughts will always be with you,
|Andy Winter - Burton Brewers 2004
Thanks to everyone that attended this rally and hope to see in the near future.
Thanks for your support
The Brewers 2004
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