Well, we had a lazy start after our late night on Saturday and then we had a big communal brunch. Ofelia made a big pan of couscous, Peggy and Gino brought sandwiches and Winston brought burgers.
Arnold looked at his burger, and remembered the size of the portions in America, but didn’t say anything.
Then Esther brought out a surprise, a cake she’d baked in the camper van kitchen!
Ernest said he thought he better hand back the Health and Safety Officer gear, as Arnold does it so well.
Vincent said he had to remember to take the jug with him for the first act…
Dim decided he’d definitely buy a teeshirt this year. Matilda said it looked very smart on him.
After a relaxed lunch, it’s time to get Sunday afternoon started, with some gentle toe tapping tunes from our very own Jug Band!
Vincent has been learning to play the jug specially for this and Fury has become a washboard expert.
Ernest is a whizz on the spoons, Winston doubles on tea-chest bass and mouth organ, and Dim loves playing banjo.
And now it’s time for another Vaarklife favourite – it’s the Fab Four: The Beatles! First up, one of their early hits, Love me Do.
Love, love me do
You know I love you
I’ll always be true
So please, love me do
Cool harmonica playing John!
It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
They’ve been going in and out of style
But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile
Now, back to a more folksy feel with another act making their Vaarklife debut! It’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners, with Come On Eileen!
Come on Eileen, oh I swear (what he means)
At this moment, you mean everything
Hypno whispered to Winston that he wasn’t quite sure what the words are in some places, and Winston said not to worry, because no one else could make them out either.
And of course, we couldn’t let them leave without a rendition of Gino! Although they seem to spell it wrong….
Now, for our big Sunday afternoon treat – a montage from the film Grease! First up, Summer nights!
Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Did she put up a fight?
So I told her we’d still be friends
Then we made our true love vow
Wonder what she’s doing now
Er, what’s going on? You’re not in this bit, Fury! Oh. Right. Fury says if they’re going to use her tools, she’s not hanging about in a silly frock, she wants a go at fixing up the car, and whoever borrowed her tool box can shift over.
Why it’s grease lightning (grease lightning)
We’ll get some overhead lifters and some four barrel quads
Oh yeah(Keep talking whoa keep talking)
A fuel injection cutoff and chrome plated rods oh yeah
Go grease lightning you’re burning up the quarter mile
(Grease lightning go grease lightning)
I can’t believe it, Danny Zuko turned jock?
I got chills
And I’m losing control
Cause the power you’re supplying
The one that I want
The one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, the one I need
Oh, yes indeed
And now a very special guest. He’s made it all the way from Memphis, by special invitation from Arnold – it’s Elvis!
Well, it’s one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go, cat, go
But don’t you
Step on my blue suede shoes
Get those toes tapping! (If you have toes. Otherwise, wave those snozzles!)
And now, it’s time for our finale. Please welcome the Vaark Philharmonic Orchestra! With our very special guest conductor this year – R2D2!
And of course, there’s only one theme they can play to play us out this year. The epic, Theme from Staar Waars!
And that’s it everyone, the end of another fabulous Vaarklife festival! Do join us again next year for more music at Vaarklife ’19!