SHIN­ING SUCCESS

Colour­ful crowd flock to re­vamped fes­ti­val

Gatton Star - - FRONT PAGE - PHOTO: DO­MINIC ELSOME

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.”

PHO­TOS: DO­MINIC ELSOME

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.

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