- Article and
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.
- The weekend saw Southport
hosting the 15th year of the Weekenders, which started in a
small caravan park on the Scottish borders in a town called
Berwick-upon-Tweed. Alix Lowes said, "I've put
my life into running these events. This one is the 30th
Weekender and I know how special the Southport Weekenders have
become." This year's performances included
some of the Worlds leading DJ's and PA's. The last PA
to sing at this one was Barbara Tucker! Interestingly, Barbara
plucked from the audience a local Southport DJ, whom I had
photographed at over New Year in Bar Flavor (see New Year
2001/2002) and a lad from Chicago to dance with her on the
stage. Their pics are on here somewhere.... I was
going to give you interviews from the people who were watching
the event, but all of them said the same "This is a
fantastic event." One added "It is
a credit to Southport and also this is a once in a lifetime event,
Unfortunately, like this
event, I think November is now Fully Booked! As the demand was so
high for tickets, a lot of security was in place, but no
problems arose. "I have to
say, this is the best organized event around and the security are
and very helpful." Just to quote one chap. The event ended
in a local night club called the Glass House, where the organizers
celebrated the end of yet another successful and entertaining
Weekender. Now I will let the 180+ photographs tell you the
Just before I do go, I
would like to add a very big "Thank You" to Steve W. for his help and
all the others who assisted us.
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