Friday, June 23, 2006
This wet 3 day extravaganzas was the first festival I ever attended in May 72..A bewildering array of stars capped off the 60s,rather than projected into the 70s..Although a lot of bands I saw then still stay on my I-pod now...Hawkwind,Beefheart,ISB, Donavan,Grateful Dead,Flaming Groovies and the Kinks.... http://www.repfoto.com/repproductions/bickershaw/index.htm Even the organiser ..Jeremy Beagle..!!...couldn't stop the site and stage collapsing in the rain..It was on the top of recently disused Mines after all..!! http://www.iowrock.demon.co.uk/bickershaw/ However the friendliness and camaraderie of the crowd always stayed with me..A brief glimpse of the dying hippy community ..Sharing food and anything else..!!! Superb.. http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/bickershaw-menu.html You must admit the Greatful Dead gave VFM with a 4 hour set, esp as most people didn't pay..Or paid 50p like me to a deranged security guard... Happy trucking..