On Friday night Chichester Copywriter packed up a picnic and set off for Goodwood Racecourse to rock the night away with fun and fabulous musical entertainment, gut-wrenching air displays and sensational fireworks. Tunes, excitement and a glittery sky are a great formula for a bit of summer copywriting inspiration…
The entertainment kicked off with a Spitfire Battle of Britain Memorial flight and was followed closely by Grease tribute act A Summer Night’s Spectacular, who really got the party off with a 50s swing. There was then a fly-by from a Hawker Hunter Jet and a stomach churning air display from the fearless flying dentist, who combined stops and starts at great speeds and altitudes with loop the loops and even drawing a heart in the sky with the engine’s smoke.
Bee Gees Magic was up next with some classic tunes that got the crowd swaying and pointing their fingers skyward, Saturday Night Fever style. Chichester Copywriter was particularly pleased with the tight white trousers that the brothers Gibb lookalikes were sporting 😉
Thank You for the Music was the headline act and there was much singing and dancing to Waterloo, Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen,. Much of Goodwood were shaking their funky stuff down near the stage and even those in the grand stands and on the Trundle were on their feet.
The evening was rounded off perfectly with the most coordinated fireworks display Chichester Copywriter has seen in a long time. The bursts of sound and vivid colour were beautifully timed to modern yet emotive music. The whole thing was truly breathtaking; music for the ears and eyes.
And if all this wasn’t enough to inspire our copywriter’s creativity she’ll be attending some more events during this summer’s Chichester Festivities including:
Anger Management – in the Bishop’s Kitchen columnist and restaurant critic of The Times Giles Coren will demonstrate his unbeatable technique for working through anger. In fairness, this is probably just an excuse for Giles to have a good whinge about his bugbears but it will also be a fabulous chance to see what does and doesn’t make this fellow writer tick.
Real Ale and Jazz Festival Oom Pah Session – the Real Ale and Jazz festival is always an eclectic array of great music, beers, wines and food in a wonderful historic setting. However, this particular afternoon is dedicated to a Bavarian Beerfest where an Oom Pah band plays, men yodel in lederhosen and punters like Chichester Copywriter enjoy a good old sing song.
The Magnets – six sharp-suited men with infectious tunes, slick moves and a tight rhythm section take to the stage with no instruments and no backing track. They combine glorious vocal harmonies with beatbox drumming and a touch of humour, taking a cappella music to a whole new level and a whole new audience.
Stay tuned for what Chichester Copywriter thought of these shows, in the mean time here are some shots from the Goodwood Fireworks Concert: