Thursday, 5 April 2012

A trip down memory lane....

I know from previous posts that the readers of this blog LOVE old pictures, I always get such a response from posts like this, so when I was looking through some pictures the other day for something in particular I scanned a few in for your enjoyment!

I thought I'd give you a bit of insight into what life was like being in a band and on the road. It was a long time ago, it was fun but sometimes the long hours on the road in the van with a bunch of blokes just all got a bit much, but mostly it was fun!

I love this one of me and Paul


On the road on our first ever trip abroad many many many years ago


Our second trip abroad to the rather glamorous location of Nice, however sharing a room with 6 other blokes wasn't so glam!

When you travel with a band most of your life is spend in the van, it's like another member of the band!



You do get to visit some lovely locations though, that is definitely one of the upsides!



You do spend a lot of time just passing the time though, one of my favourites was table football, bet you didn't see that coming!!


Backstage is for downtime and getting out of sweaty clothes after a show, I do love this shot, just shows how hard the guys worked that night and how hot it was!


I really love this shot, getting ready before the curtains open, people don't often see this. I also love that dress, is was an apricot silk organza but was so delicate it just starting falling to pieces :o(


And last but not least an onstage shot, this was one of my favourite dresses ever, it came to a sticky end when I tore it on the drum kit, how sad is that. This was the point I started to have dresses custom made for onstage as wrecking vintage ones saddened me so much!


I do hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane!

21 comments:

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

Oh no !!! We want more ! :)

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Wow you make van travel look pretty darn glamorous!

MaryD

hahaha I didn't know you worked for Heyday! Thanks for sending me my code!!! Now the hard shopping decision takes place :)

Perdita said...

What amazing photos. You look so wonderful, a real star. I love backstage shots, maybe I'll blog some from my days (as a actoorrrrr hahaha!) but as I was usually a Victorian peasant or something it will be far less glam.

hannahasprey said...

Ace Fiona! It brought back memories of my time touring as well. I miss it but also know that I probably couldn't handle it nowadays!

Liz Tregenza said...

Goodness me Fiona! These pictures are AMAZING. So many senational outfits. You really do look fab, i adore the dress that got torn on the drumkit, what a shame!

Miss Magpie said...

I'm sorry I find it very hard to believe you when you say you lived in a van or shared a room with 6 blokes you look so damn glamorous ALL THE TIME!

Is that your lovely green dress in picture 5? the one you blogged about ages ago, I still hope you didn't sell it in the end.

1940's knitter said...

Great pictures! Your dresses were beautiful. Thank you for sharing! :o)

In The Heyday said...

Stunning!! I want to see more too!

Alix said...

What great photos, and fab outfits too. I love those green sunglasses!
x

DearHelenHartman said...

Great pics! Love the van - just found a promo for one like it in an old car magazine.

Dolly Cool Clare said...

More pics! More pics! Love all these, fab seeing all your outfits and behind the scenes shots :)

Gingeyginge (sharren faulkner) said...

Looks like wonderful memorys

iLiveinmyLab said...

These photos are fantastic! I love them all! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful adventures with us!

Living Vintage said...

You sure are adorable as well as glamorous. I know traveling and living with a bunch of guys not as fun as it all makes out but I am sure it all had its perks. I have some old pictures too but I was the one watching the band not in it way more glam.

Andi B. Goode said...

These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Thank-you so much for sharing them with us. :D
-Andi x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Fabulous photos, I love the one of you on the boat - so glamorous.

Cassie Stephens said...

Oh my goodness, what an awesome post! Loved the photos...you look divine in each one. Dunno how you did it in a van or a crowded room, but you look stunning!

wacky tacky said...

LOVE these photos! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lena said...

Oh wow I love this post!

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Aren't you fabulous, as glam then as you are now xx

Fräulein Frantic said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful pictures! How lovely and glamorous you look while touring with the band! Gorgeous!

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