Well, in 2010 we did. From the 13th to the 15th of August was the inaugural Vintage at Goodwood Festival! Beautifully dressed people, Walls of Death, a Highstreet in the middle of a field and Mick Hucknall the frontman of the Faces – yeah I know!
Yes, Vivid had a Gold Date.
Don’t you wish you were there?
Well you should.
So, gold shoes, gold skirt, breakfast at Brown’s (a dark gold you might say) and you have got what you need.
We got arty at Made in the Shade (purchases pictured), tea at Spoon Café, more candy at Lickety Split and ended up in one of our new favourite places, The Roseleaf.
Imagine cocktails from teapots and you can about envision the kind of enjoyment we experienced.
A lovely welcome home to one half of Vivid who had been away in Europe, trapped by a giant dust cloud.
The week was spent in the other half of Vivid’s flat and it was a nice relaxing break from trains, boats and Frenchmen.
In typical style, we discovered some pretty food and drink places and tip-toed the boundaries of childhood with a bit of toy shopping. We didn’t buy Shave A Sheep in the end but we did buy a bunch of cable liquorice from I Love Candy (a sort of evil twin of Lickety Split).
What is it about Britain’s Got Talent? I don’t even know if I want them to fail anymore – not very British at all. But, yeah, we watch that. Trash and Vivid is becoming a recurring feature in this blog.
A brief visit to the Galleries of Modern Art. It’s what kickstarted Vivid into action and, for us, it’s an ongoing source of inspiration. Even for that little ladybird there.
Home of the 90’s mullet, trashy postcards and, of course, the Pleasure Beach, Vivid went to Blackpool. Yeah, that’s right.
We both found a new Mum in our guesthouse proprietor and she made our visit very comfortable indeed, breakfast in bed included.
Now, Vivid’s favourite things are little things that are big or big things that are little, so imagine the excitement of “The World’s Biggest Disco Ball™“, The World’s Largest Rocking Horse and Ripley’s Believe it or Not which also had some pretty tiny things and really fat people also.
I tell ya, though, we do admire the honesty of Blackpool. In general, the place and people are at the business end of “trashy” but it’s not hidden. It can all be enjoyed guilt free and that’s what we did.
Skeeball, Elvis’ 10p Penny Falls, Giant Operation all took our money (although we did pretty good at the Elvis one – we just didn’t leave the building when we should have). Add to this the rides of the Pleasure Beach (including the first ever Ghost Train, world’s COLDEST ride and Infusion) which required some coaxing for one of us at first, we had the sort of time you are supposed to at Blackpool.
It was sad to leave the place, and we will always miss the musac.
Almost forgot, what were our winning prizes after a several nights in Coral Island?
5 animal erasers, 2 skull banks, My Crappy Pony, a recorder and 1 refresher – our minor prizes.
Combine a fresh escape and the Polaroid SX 70 and you get Vivid in Inverness!
We learnt a few things on this trip, namely that despite her overt sexual overtones and “face like a smacked arse” look, Ke$ha sings some pretty fun music. We bought it and we danced.
We also learnt that when one half of Vivid gets happy, little stars are deposited from her ‘happiness hole’ and there was plenty to be happy about; photobooth fun both produced pretty pictures and also the ‘official’ start of something …
Wearing our Incredible Hulk pants and purple headscarf, we left Inverness leaving plenty of stars and plenty of our pretty stickers … with the Daemon Headmaster hot on our trail.