"I think the eye liner was mainly to emphasise the pilled up look. Never heard of Mods wearing lipstick tbh, although I do admit that we liked nothing better than some liner, a handbag, and a pair of campers obviously ha ha"
I first got into the Mod scene around October 1980. By April of the following year I had my own scooter bought from Mickey Oates in Glasgow.
The best times undoubtedly came when I met up with a crowd of guys and girls and started to go to the lindella and Scene Club. Glasgow in 1981 was a fantastic place to be a Mod in, incredibly vibrant. Some times it was possible to witness more than 100 scooters gathering at the one time, and on one ocassion for a Scene Club shoot there must have been more than 200. A great scene, fantastic music, and as cool as it is possible to get on this earth.
Top 5 tunes at the moment:
Soldiers of Love - Arthur Alexander
Way Over There - The Miracles
Jeserene - Desmond Dekker & the Cherry Pies
Chills and Fever - Ronnie Love
Hard Way to Go - The Exciters
Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells
Thanks Chris mate, i appreciate that. I will certainly need a pointer on the best place to stay.Anywhere central to the the events would be terrific, I want to do the friday and saturday. Lol hope i can handle it ;-)
Totally agree Chris, its still a fantastic weekend and i love it. I'm already planning the Glasgow weekender. Lol i know its a long way off but with all the other nights i attend and the clobber you buy the cost racks up haha.
I've been told i'll need to brush up on my drinking skills as i'm only a lightweight. Properly cant wait for my Glasgow adventure mate,
It's kind of out growing itself a bit isn't it Chris. It was great and I had a really good time, you just had to be there a few years back to notice the difference.
Looking forward to Glasgow already, I've been warned I might leave a wee bit tipsy. Haha can't wait ;-)
Lol defo Chris, I think all our livers could do with a break after the weekend ;-)
If I'm honest Chris it's been far better in previous years and Im not sure if ill be there next year.
I'm defo going to Glasgow though, it's long overdue, I have such a great laugh with the Glasgow boys that I'm already looking forward to seeing you all again for a good drink and a chat :-)