Well, we packed our bags and headed up for a weekend at Port Macquarie to visit Wintersun for the 1st time. On the Saturday apart from a little hick up with the accommodation that resulted in a nicer room, we set foot to visit the markets and take a stroll around to inspect the hot hot hot nostalgic vehicles on display and listen to some of the fantastic street bands. The markets had quite a bit on offer from bands and entertainment to wonderful stall holders who had some of their best stuff up for sale. It was great to see Leslie Shoes up there because we couldn't resist and picked up a pair of new shoes each!
We really enjoyed The Fuelers out on the main street as they brought something different to the crowd and were highly entertaining with their little bit of this and that (hillbilly/country/rock/rockabilly) sounds. Really enjoyed catching up briefly with Brian Adair on his bass and he still has it. Good on you Brian for mooving that bass and still climbing all over it. Then in the afternoon heavens doors opened up on the festival and put a little bit of a dampner on the outside activities. It was then wet, raining, overcast, raining and then some more rain for the rest of our stay.
What a fabulous night we had Saturday night at the L'Waterfront restaurant. We enjoyed a wonderful 3 course meal at such an amazing price of $45 per head and we all won prizes for participating and doing so well in the trivia, which of course was so much fun! The entertainment provided by the MC/DJ - Mr Chris was awesome as the 50s/60s Rock n Roll spirit was alive that night. We just couldn't help ourselves and despite being on holidays we were truly surprised that no one was taking the opportunity to rip it up on the huge dance floor! So we charged our glasses and took to the floor for a very quick Rock n Roll mini lesson! Amazing, we meet and acquired some more moovers n groovers. Once they all got going there was no stopping anyone...good on the guys and gals from Port, we are so lucky to have meet your acquaintenance and look forward to staying in touch or crossing paths again.
Later that evening we headed over to Port Panthers but the entertainment in the lounge was just finishing up. Pity that there wasn't bands or DJ's going on till all hours of the morning! Just lucky we were able to sneak a coffee in before the cafe at Panthers closed.
Sunday morning we definitely enjoyed a lazy and relaxed start to the day. Caught up on some much needed rest.
There is nothing like being away and taking the opportunity in the spirit of all things wholesome to rock the alleys at Port Bowling Centre. We really enjoyed Port Bowls it was rather fantastic to have the opportunity to groove the alleys in a speed race against time and then take the opportunity to enjoy the arcade games including the Skill Tester! We (Doug, Kahla, Petar and Amanda) walked away with 6 wonderful fluffy toys including monkey in the banana, orange monkey, dazzling unicorn, pink elephant and the red roving dog or something like that.
Sunday night at Port Panthers we enjoyed dinner in the brassiere at fantastic prices and then headed on upstairs to dance the night away and enjoy the band "Honky Tonk Heaven". It was nice to see Gary and Kerry who travelled from Weston/Kurri Kurri to be at Wintersun. Thank you Gary for the dance - what a dream! When you are away you just never know who you end up seeing; it was great to cross paths with a lot of our friends based in and around Sydney. Well done for continuing to enjoy and participating in all things Rock n Roll.
Okay, so like all good things, they do tend to come to an end. We got a few hours sleep, woke up and had super cold showers...YES COLD...didn't realise that the hot water system gets swtiched off and only comes back on at 4am - we probably should have taken the time to read the information folder provided by the motel. So back to Sydney we came to unload and reload ready for a week of Rock n Roll dance classes.
You, your family and friends can definitely be part of the fun and joy that the Rock n Roll era can provide in this modern 21st century. Just jump online and visit Clovelli or Miss Konduct Clothing or Retrospect and pick yourself up an outfit, match it with some shoes from Leslie Shoes at Padstow and roll your hair like they did in the movie Grease or the musical Hairspray, then have a look at the gig guide find a band or a festival and rock up ready to groove with all your mooves. If you are not sure how to rock n roll then call us or email us and find out when our next Rock n Roll beginner courses start.
LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH, LEARN, LET GO and LETS GET LOUD with ROCK N ROLL.