We almost didn't go to the Goodwood Revival this year. It's so big, it's so expensive, and all the best bits are fenced off for the corporate guests.
Part of the feeling of peevishness is down to that feeling you have when you loved a band when they were small, and you used to see them up close in tiny venues, but now you have to shell out for a stadium and share them with the rest of the world. We loved the Revival when it was smaller, quieter and charming. Now it's huge, and everyone else is there. But we went for a day and ended up wishing we'd gone for the weekend. There's so much to see, gorgeous cars racing their wheels off, classic planes roaring overhead, beautiful people, bikes, clothes etc. We enjoyed catching up with lots of friends, including Sarah and Jake from the Planet Sputnik Gang and Sue and Dave from Hotrod Tiki, watched some excellent racing and got to wipe away a tear as two Lancasters rumbled out of the twilight. No doubt we'll be back next year.
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