The price is such good value, as you can arrive on the Thursday and leave Tuesday. I don't know many other festivals that offer such good value for money. You can bring as much of your own food and drink as you like, and there are no restrictions taking it into the areas or late night areas.
Twinwood is such a wonderful little bubble where I love catching up with people from not just all over the UK, but worldwide. When I come home I feel like I've been evicted from a nurturing family and swifty kicked back into reality.
This year again we camped with a larger group our Lindy Hopping friends 'The Mudlarks'. Sadly we had a gazebo versus the wind incident and the wind won.... so we have to move our table, and food inside of our tent, it was wonderfully bijou!
|Our Gazebo before the wind took hold|
This year saw the first year of the Twinwood team introducing a small amount of 1960's into the lineup. Although this is not the the era that we as a group are interested in, it made for some great fun and dancing, I actually really quite liked the mix of music.
There was rumour that there was some 70's music but neither I nor friends experienced anything 1970's or saw anything as such listed?
Saturday night saw the Bootleg Beatles on the main arena, I've never seen it so busy and the crowd so electrified, they were amazing!
I attend quite a lot of 1940's and 1950's based events, I felt it really made a nice change, especially for those of us that go for the full duration and need a change in music / beat and like to have a good boogie.
Over-all Twinwood kept to their roots focusing on mainly 1940's / 50's bands, just with a greater choice, in more late night areas. There was some 1920's and 1930's which I really liked as I'm am starting to explore 1930's fashion at the moment.
2016 was the first year for little Audrey, Four years ago my friend Nicola met Nick at Twinwood and the love story started. Last year Audrey was in mummy's tummy at Twinwood and this year she could finally meet everyone.
|What a difference a year makes!|
Here's a round up of what I wore and pictures of some general silliness.
|Friday Nights outfit|
Handmade top and Skirt from Outerlimitz
|Saturday daytime outfit|
Dress - Original 1940's
Hat - Original 1940's
Shoes - Miss L fire
|With the lovely Tom Carradine|
|Saturday night outfit|
Skirt - Original Vintage
Top - Missguided
|With my lovely Anna aka Goldy Loxx|
|Sunday daytime outfitHat - Original 1940's|
Dress with bolero - Original 1940's
Shoes - Miss L fire
Sunday night's dress
Dress - Original 1950's
Shoes - Debenhams Children's shoes
|My special friends; Binty's first year at Twinwood. I am certain it won't be her last!|
|One of my all time favorite men, Paul |
|Love spending time with my lovely Faye|
|Thanks Sarah for our dos. You always do the most amazing job|
|How gorgeous are my friends Faye and Bill together!|
|Funnily we said we we going to have a quiet Friday night.... fail, clearly well and truly on the rum train here. We found out these cups hold a pint!|
|My naval friend Nick|
|Strike a pose.... no longer caring that I ripped my dress royally jiving too fast|
|I am taller than Sarah....|
|Nags Head silliness|
|The Sunshine came out on Monday. It was great to just sit back, relax and listen to the music |
The injection of some more late night areas and diverse music will mean that new people and a younger audience will attend. People that may like more 60's music may find themselves being immersed in a whole other era of music, fashion and culture. This I feel is what is needed to continue the wonderful word of vintage as we don't want this sub-culture to die out.
Roll on next year... but in a caravan!