The Greatest Free Show on Earth – in the midst of a rail strike
In my 43 years on this planet, I had more than anything looked forward to this year’s Whit Friday. Firstly, with everything back to post-COVID normality, it augured well for The Other Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Secondly, the warm weather was favourable enough for watching the bands. Thirdly, the contest we set our hearts on was one I last went to in 1989, when I stayed over with my late nana.
Yet Whit Friday 2023 was anything but A Normal Whit Friday. No Whit Friday is ever the same as another one, though this year’s local counter attractions and curveballs included Coldplay and Elton John concerts and an ASLEF rail strike.Continue reading “The Long Whit Friday 2023: Look Ma, No Trains”