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Spectacular Vintage Festival – Glasgow 2013

A Spectacular Vintage Festival was the main theme, last week, at Glasgow’s Merchant City!!

Thousands of “retro” fans descended on Glasgow to take part in one of the cities main events of the summer, many dressed in costumes from the 1910s to the 1980s. The revellers enjoyed a feast of vintage styles covering 7 decades.

Vintage entertainment, fashion, makeovers, shopping and food markets were the main attractions during the day; and in the evenings Glasgow partied at vintage nightclubs, to the sounds of Rock and Roll, Soul Music and the Big Band Sounds of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

We visited the festival on Saturday, where we met some “groovy” characters in “retro” style costume. There were many interesting people, including a couple I spoke with, Claire and Paul, from Wrexham, who were dressed in 30s/40s style;  a great couple that would travel almost anywhere to experience the early to mid 20th century “retro scene”. It was great to meet the two of them!!

While at the festival, we took the opportunity to have lunch at “Arisaig”, in Merchant Square, where we enjoyed the home-made fish cakes starter followed by a superb king prawn risotto, all “washed down” with a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

Below are a few of the images I captured before lunch and the bottle of wine.

Images from previous Merchant city festivals at http://wp.me/P1WKsc-oI

More details on the Merchant City Festival at http://www.merchantcityfestival.com/Pages/default.aspx


6 responses

  1. Hi that is my friend and myself enjoying the cakes at the caravan tea shop-I am the one in the cherry print dress lol.

    August 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    • You both looked great in your retro gear. Hope you enjoyed the festival and thanks for visiting my website/blog.

      August 6, 2013 at 8:23 am

  2. Ian Beattie

    Love the shot with the mirror Jim

    August 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    • Many thanks Ian. Probably my favourite of the festival.

      August 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

  3. very colorful and lively 🙂

    August 1, 2013 at 6:42 am

    • Thanks Joshi. We had a great day out

      August 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

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