Sandown Park – Racing and Music!
Guest post by Sarah Burbridge
I was thrilled to be invited to Sandown Park for an evening of racing followed by music from one of my all time favourite bands the Corrs.
If there was anything about this gig that I liked more than Andrea Corr’s fringed leather skirt (I liked it a lot), it was the relaxed atmosphere, the wind in my hair and the bus bar.
If you have a penchant for horse racing and music, maybe even both at the same time, then a concert at the racecourse is a must for you. Due to the fact that I know absolutely nothing about horse racing, I decided instead to toddle off to the bus bar, stock up on beverages and plonk myself as near to the stage as possible. This worked out quite well, as I was able to admire the aforementioned fringe-adorned skirt in all its twirly glory. The ratio of old songs to new was perfect – we were able to enjoy a few songs from the new album as well as many classics from our school days.
The racecourse itself was fairly easy to get to from London, and the parking facilities were well organised and well placed. I would recommend wearing sensible clothing, such as a waterproof jacket and closed shoes. Although the weather did us proud, there was a typically British chill in the air as well as a constant breeze, but even torrential rain wouldn’t have ruined this fantastic concert.
The next racecourse concert on 4th August is the fabulous Bryan Adams, the man behind Summer of ’69 and Everything I do – you will probably see me there in my bright pink waterproof jacket.