QueensOfVintage.com reader Deborah Price reviewed Vintage At Goodwood for us, and had a splendid time. Find out what she crammed into her day, whether the vintage fashion on offer passed muster and the all important verdict on the camping. And don’t forget, we want your review too! Deborah writes…

Hey there Vintage Queens. Myself and my partner Maria went to Vintage At Goodwood on Friday and had an amazing day!  We dressed up in an assortment of styles and had lots of pictures taken as we entered the site on the red carpet.

The high street just took my breath away; it was incredible to see what had been put together and the attention to detail – a fabulous effort from all involved.

During the day we spent a lot of time in the many vintage fashion booths and I bought a Forties green dress, a pair of gloves as I was freezing in the evening, and a ‘let it rock’ T shirt, as well as the official album and a tote bag.

There was a seller with lovely vintage china and glassware packaged in boxes and reasonable priced, and I got a set of four Babycham glasses in a box as a present.  Maria hunted down a white Thirites evening jacket, which is beautiful.  Later on we had a quick change in the car and wore everything we had to keep warm.

We did everything and the rain was annoying but didn’t deter us – we had cream tea in the tea tent, a cocktail in the Tanquery bar, tea at Fortnum & Mason, danced in the rain at the main stage and the soul stage and lindy hopped in our wellies in the Torch tent.

It was an incredible day and my only regret was not seeing one of the fashion shows.  The rain made entrance to any covered area very difficult and there was lots of standing in line, but the organisers would have found it hard to have planned for that.

The toilets were fine and facilities for the day visitors were great although I did hear rumblings that the ‘glamping’ wasn’t that glam.

I am undecided if I would go for the whole three days next year – mainly because of the cost and knowing that I would spend a lot of money there.  On the other hand, it would give more time to go to the many talks and exhibitions that I just couldn’t cram in this time.  There was so much to see and do in one day – we came at 11am and left as it closed.

I have so many highlights but an edited selection are singing along to a Wham song with Peter Blake on his way to the VIP tent, hearing Ronnie Wood tear the place apart with his opening chords with The Faces, seeing Amanda Burton in Fortnum & Mason, Sophie Ellis Bextor singing ‘Common People’, lindy hopping in my wellies and the first magical moment as we came out of the woods and the fairy lights and saw the high street.

Visit Deboroh’s blog at hovefabulousfashionista.blogspot.com/

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