To continue the Henley Music Festival experience (that's a polite way to put it!), we moved, for the Saturday evening, from the river to land and dinner at
which, as you can see, was sponsored by a minor car manufacturer! Delicious though the meal was, these things become very fragmented as one dashes out, between courses, to listen to various musical acts in the assorted tents - these usually encompassing all types of world, ethnic or other delights.
This year we were treated to a two hour symphony of Abba songs (with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and some excellent singers) to, in the Late Night Tent and till the wee small hours, Kanda Bongo Man. Rather extreme separation I thought!
However, our captain from the preceding Thursday evening, felt that we should start with something a little different...
which turned out to be (probably to diablog's own Pete, a confirmed river man, joy).....
...an 1898 Steam Launch, originally intended to ferry the Regatta judges and competitors about and now full restored by the Consuta Trust - stunning! -
seen here being boarded by our Captain and his crew (please, please try it one day for yourself) and from which we surveyed the delights of the place itself
and other Henleyers enjoying themselves as only they know how..
And what a finale to the fireworks (equal to any I have ever seen despite Engine Room's assertions...
Finally, diablog, I leave you with a taste of Kanda Bongo Man who, even though this is from an Australian TV show, added fun, dance, colour and joy to the Glynsky massive weekend out
Yours, diablog, in eager anticipation of the return next year - by which time I may have, literally, dried out.