We went to Garter Belts & Gasoline for the first time last weekend – sat in the sun, listened to bands, got sunburnt and people-watched those in “the scene” (to quote one overly emotional bloke who gave a speech later in the day).
The 50s/hot rod scene, to my uneducated eye, seemed like an odd mix of 50s, punk & country styles. Lots of tatts, skulls, 50s hair and cowboy boots. We definitely didn’t fit in in our tees & shorts, and I began wishing I had a parasol after a couple of hours. It was a good day though, with some good bands – I think next year we’ll go to one of the night events (more music, more dancing and… burlesque, I think).