If you don’t know what a vortex is, then should have been at Bents Park this afternoon. Brought back from the Sixties in a time warp, the Beatles ripped through a greatest hits set that put a massive crowd on edge!
OK, not exactly accurate, but it was the best this generation are going to get (The Bootleg Beatles) If you never got the chance to see the Mop Top’s live and who would of our age, this is the closest we will get. Not visually as good as the Newcastle City Hall gigs (how could it be, they have a superb Sixties back drop montage which only works well in the dark) the musicianship was about as close as you could get to them actually being there. I also felt very proud with the turn out. Official figures will no doubt be more accurate, but there must have been close to 12,000 people either in the Park or it’s outskirts.
The only thing that spoilt it is why do people have to spend the entire show with their mobiles pointed at the stage? With a trusty camera (admittedly digital) I got loads of period snaps. The mobile age spoils all the fun!
Well, the weather held out, and we managed to squeeze in a barbeque in as well (at home mind you, the stewards were a little bit aggressive towards people who were just out to have a good family time).
What a day!
The only thing that spoilt it is the knowledge that tomorrow is Monday!
As the Beatles said, Help!