The rain fell, and didn’t stop falling, on this year’s annual Cassiobury Park firework display on November 2, the stage was set, and the crowds came.
So did 10 hours’ worth of non-stop torrential rain, but it failed to dampen the spirits of the thriving Watford audience.
Instead, the undeterred 100o’s were treated to Watford’s local radio station, Vibe 107.6fm presenters, Laura Alexander Dilworth and Lee Partridge, who provided an upbeat presentation and commentary plus a phenomenal set from Georgia Crandon, otherwise known as Georgia & the Vintage Youth.
The annual event, organised by Watford Borough Council, and hosted by Vibe, secured Georgia & The Vintage Youth following a resounding performance at last year’s firework display at Cassiobury Park in front of over 30,000 attendees.
Georgia, who has supported Squeeze and Roland Gift, completed a 50-date support band UK tour earlier this year, culminating with sell out a performance at The Royal Albert Hall.
Georgia and her band, the Vintage Youth, have made major festival appearances this year too, including The Isle of Wight, Cambridge Club, Cornbury and Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
As the rain fell the Watford audience danced. The huge bonfire was lit during the second half of Georgia’s set and the audience danced some more.
It was a magnificent display of upbeat defiance and the more Georgia played on, the more the rain fell and the more the audience love it.
As Georgia left the stage to meet a collection of ‘new fans’ with dogged determination, Vibe 107.6fm presenters, Laura and Lee, took to the stage again to countdown the fireworks and the display certainly did not disappoint.
It equalled the display of unrivalled spirit that this Watford audience demonstrated.