To top this off, he also did not his way to the destination (which turned out to be Lowestoft Pier). We arrived hours and hours later having missed several bands and were met by an apologetic Christian, who obviously
felt very bad about the whole thing.
As usual there were several different rooms, with the Alice In Wonderland Psychedelic Disco up in a balcony room and the main hall down below where the bands played. On the
bill were Doctor and The Medics, Voodoo Child, The Golden Horde (I think) and for some strange reason, Mournblade (who played extremely loudly in the early hours of the morning!!). It is also possible that the Magic Mushroom Band and maybe Webcore played........can anybody confirm this ????
Voodoo Child put in one of the best performances of their (sadly short) career, the bass player Steve dressed in an awesome pair of electric blue flares and wielding an awesome twin neck bass guitar. Vocalist/Guitarist supremo Ricky Powell was Hendrix incarnate, machine gunning the crowd with his Fender and playing with his teeth and behind his back.
Overall this was not the best of the Mystery Trips and the
problems were not over as some of the coach drivers refused to take punters back the next morning and some trippers even got left behind I think.
Christian fully intended doing another Mystery Trip and we were
among the many who would have had complimentary tickets.
Sadly for reasons unknown, there were no more Magical Mystery Trips and this marked the end of an era.
All was not completely lost as the series of All
Night Psychedelic Film Festivals at Londonís Scala Cinema continued for a little while longer and often captured much of the atmosphere of the Mystery Trips...........