Colourful crowd flock to revamped festival
FLOWER POWER: Pageant contestant Miss Cherree Velvet poses at the Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival in Laidley at the weekend.
CROWDS flocked to the Laidley Showgrounds under clear blue skies for the revamped Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival over the weekend.
Event co-ordinator Denise Morris said moving the popular retro festival from its previous home on Patrick St to the showgrounds was a gamble, but one that had paid off.
“It’s been really, really good – it’s really shocked me,” Ms Morris said.
“I think it’s going to remain here.”
The festival made the jump to the showgrounds after initially being called off for 2018, due to a lack of support from sponsors and volunteers.
However the Laidley Show Society offered the showgrounds for festival, and Ms Morris said she was very happy with the move.
“We wouldn’t have had this event if it wasn’t for the show society,” she said.
“Three months is a little bit hard to prepare for something when they were already planning for the Laidley Show.”
ALL DRESSED UP: Miss Chrome and Clutter contestants pose before battling it out, with Lipstick Bombshell (dressed in gold) taking out the crown.
Crowds flocked to the revamped Chrome and Clutter at the Laidley Showgrounds on Saturday.
Attendees hit the dance floor to the tune of live music.
Nichole Roebig browses the many retro and vintage stalls that were on offer throughout the day.
Jennette Tournier enjoys the sunshine on a warm winter’s day at the annual retro event.
Paul Aloha performs as Elvis at the Eagle Rock Cafe in Laidley as part of Chrome and Clutter and was a hit.