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Me and Him
Me and Him
23rd June - 26th June 2016
This was our first visit to this Jazz Festival, and, having heard so much about it, we were eager to see what was on offer. We arrived at Upton in brilliant sunshine, with plenty of bunting and flags flying. There was a wonderful carnival atmosphere about the Town.
Whilst Him unloaded our luggage at the Hotel, Me went and collected our tickets and programme. We knew that there was no lift at the Hotel, but for someone with a spinal injury three flights of stairs didn’t bode well!
After unpacking and a rest, we drove to the main site to park. Unfortunately the car park wasn’t open. Eventually after much to-ing and fro-ing we were told to park near Venue 1 (Dance Marquee and Bar). Apparently no one had informed the Festival Parking Supervisor that festival events were starting on the Thursday.
Over the four days of the Festival some 50 odd bands of all jazz genre would be playing. Even given the staggered start/interval times it would be virtually impossible to see all of the bands, but what fun it would be to try!
For the last couple of years there has been extra sessions on the Thursday evening.