VFM’s Sea­son Fi­nale Mablethorpe

Once againVFMde­cided to end the year with­ablast up the east coast to the Golden Sands Haven camp at Mablethorpe.

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Now although the day started off moist to say the least, by the af­ter­noon this had sub­sided – and for amid Novem­ber event it was ac­tu­ally quite mild. Pre-sales had meant the camp was ac­tu­ally com­pletely sold out by the end of Oc­to­ber, so soon the site’s re­cep­tion was busy as peo­ple checked into their ‘grade’ of ac­com­mo­da­tion. Once un­loaded many made their way into the main en­ter­tain­ments area, and were met by the cheery faces of the VFM ste­wards who sorted out wrist­bands and in­for­ma­tion fly­ers for the week­end in­clu­sive price of £20 – pre-or­dered tick­ets were avail­able for £15 for the more or­gan­ised.

As the bar was al­ready ‘flow­ing’ and back­ground scooter­ist sounds were in the air, this is where most peo­ple met up and spent the lull hours un­til the evening en­ter­tain­ment kicked in. By 7.30pm the DJs had hit the decks and along with two ex­cel­lent live bands, The Cheap­skates and The Glammed, an evening of fri­vol­ity en­sued!

This in­cluded quite a few peo­ple get­ting into the party spirit and don­ning fancy dress, so along with the porkpie hat brigade the dance floor her­alded such sights as a tag-wrestling team and the com­plete Bay City Rollers – Shang-a-lang!

Next morn­ing the parts fair had taken over the main hall. There was also an ex­cel­lent ‘rid­den’ cus­tom show start­ing to form out­side the en­trance door. This in­cluded the usual classes, and it was nice to see a cou­ple of fully cus­tomised P2s from yes­ter­year line up with the other en­trants. In the bar an af­ter­noon set by a youth­ful Elvis went down a storm, es­pe­cially when his harem of lady ad­mir­ers kept him croon­ing for al­most three hours!

In no time dark­ness had ar­rived and peo­ple ei­ther re­turned from the nearby town cen­tre pubs or from their chalets to fill the venue. Like the pre­vi­ous night, three rooms of mu­sic (Soul Room, Ja­maican Ska Jun­gle and Main Lounge) gave every­body a choice of en­ter­tain­ment. Added to this two more live acts The Top Cats and The Dualers and it was an­other late night fin­ish fol­lowed with the fi­nal plug be­ing pulled around 3.30am; time for bed!

I know there is quite a lot of de­bate about the pros and cons of this type of event; yes it would be nice to see a few more scoot­ers out­side chalets. That said, the or­gan­is­ers can­not force peo­ple to get in the sad­dle, all they can do is sup­ply a good venue with great en­ter­tain­ment which I’m sure any­body who at­tended would agree they achieved. Din­ner­time Dave

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