PHEW … that was an interesting night !
We were disappointed to have to shut the stage after the first act Three Minute Warning had performed last night but the 60 mile an hour gusts of wind meant that it would have been dangerous to continue.
The good news is that we tested the equipment and it all worked very well. The sound was great – as were Three Minute Warning whose performance had the somewhat wet and bedraggled crowd singing and dancing along with the music.
The even better news is that the weather is looking much better today with a few showers but very little wind . We are certainly not going to let the rain stop us having a great time and we know that the thousands of people expected to come to Looe today will be determined to have fun.
The music starts on the main stage at 6pm with the Huckleberry Finns, The Countrymen and then headline act Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young and we will be there to join in with the fun. Access to the main arena is on a first come, first served basis but if you are not one of the 3,000 people in the arena, don’t worry – there are some fantastic acts taking place in the 28 venues throughout the town. The whole of Looe has become one single venue for the weekend. Details of all the activities are on the Looe Saves The Day website – www.looesavestheday.co.uk and hard copies are available in the TIC and from the information point just outside the entrance to the main stage.
Please try and use public transport to come to Looe is possible as the car parks will be very busy. Details of the bus and train timetables, and local taxis, are available on the website. The main car park is the Millpool, with four overflow car parks available if the Millpool becomes full. Signs will be erected at the entrance roads into the town to direct people to the overflow car parks.
We have got more than 250 volunteers helping to manage the car parks, the stage arena and the various venues around the town but could still do with a few more.
There are plenty of great places to eat and drink throughout the town, with many pubs, cafes and restaurants putting on special festival menus. We will certainly be trying them out.
While we have had a great response to our fund raising efforts, we still need to raise more money to cover the costs of the additional safety arrangements which we have been required to meet. We will have a team of volunteers out with collection buckets during the festival so please give generously.
At the moment the sun is shining and Looe is looking beautiful. We will be continuing to monitor the weather today and over the next two days to ensure the safety of festival goers but are hopeful that the rain and wind will stay away and let the whole of Looe enjoy the party.
We have done a video of yesterday’s activities
(made by Kailan Blanks )