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Bretby Country Club - July 1999
Last year (Brewers Droop 1) had seen residents irate after 6 hours of scooter sounds had filled their 'eyes, ears and nose', so it was a relief to have found a better venue, well out of town at Bretby Country Club, for the next instalment of fun in the sun. Everyone was hopeful that last years event had seen us get the formula right first time so it was especially pleasing that almost 300 were in attendance on Friday evening.
The first band on stage were Manchester's
with their own brand of punk rock getting the crowd started. In between Matty and Iggy managed to spin a great set of scooter party anthems to keep things going. Next up were
. No skater boys here but their renditions of 500 Miles, Kicking Pigeons and Pressure Drop satisfied the baying crowd.
Saturday morning saw a small but perfectly formed group of traders arrive including the usual favourites Warrior Clothing and Scrot Shop doing good business. As the noon day sun shone overhead the custom show saw many scooters appear. Best Lambretta went to Mick Pope, best Vespa to John Mears and best Rat as so often happens went to Hodge. Other entertainment included 5-a-side footy won by Jolly Rogers, Tug of War won by BBSC, as seemed to be the case always back then, and an early outing for the bungee-pull. Top marks went to Klaire from Jolly Rogers for being the only female competitor all weekend.
After a quick raffle Saturday nights entertainment kicked off with
packing the room for a Ska party. Later an impromptu set from
of Nuneaton Pacemakers captured the audience with a mod set before
launched into their set of self written tracks including Invisible Man and Marital Bedwetter mixed with classic tracks such as I Can't Explain, Tin Soldier, Peacock Suit and Modern World.
Sunday morning saw around 40 Scooters set out for a 10 mile round trip to Burton Hospital to present a cheque for £437 as proceeds from the earlier raffle, before most people left vowing to return again next year. In total over 400 attended the weekend, a number that had passed expectations and meant the search was on again for a bigger venue for 2000.
Once again a big thank you for the support from all the clubs and solo's who helped us on our way to bigger better things.
Andy Winter BBSC
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