27 January, 2012
Well, today I was going to post about the annual Twilight Hot Rod Show and Rockabilly Festival that was to be on this Saturday. Having to be re-launched at Morningside RSL last year due to severe flooding last year, this year was to be its triumphant return. You wouldn’t expect ‘lightening to strike twice’ but unfortunately, mother nature has once again decided to turn on the waterworks.
The good news is that, as always in show business, the show must go on! So we’ll still be treated to all the great bands that were scheduled, but the hot rod show and markets have been postponed until March.
It’s a bit of the old switcheroo really, as March 18 was to be the first in a series of Rockin’ USA gigs which would see event organiser Lori Lee bring some big names from the States over. This has now been transformed into Twilight Take Two and will be held at Rocklea Showgrounds on the 18th March and will feature the hot rod show, market stalls and a stellar line up including Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys (USA), The ReChords (Melb), Miss Teresa (Bris), DJ Swingabilly Ray (Gold Coast) and more to be announced.
It’s a little bit of a bummer, especially for Lori Lee as she puts so much time and effort into organising these events. It’s a shame that once again she’s had to go into salvage mode but I have absolutely no doubt that both shows will ROCK!
When the rain started bucketing down on Monday I thought to myself hmmm, I don’t know that the outfit I had planned to wear is really wet-weather appropriate. So as tough a decision I’m sure it was to make, I think Lori Lee has made the right one. No one wants to be tramping round a soggy oval or getting their hot rods bogged.
Besides, it was a great excuse for me to buy a new dress ;)