After months of preparation and anticipation this weekend finally saw the Barraloadasoul all-dayer hit Glasgow and it was incredible.
With a host of top DJs from across the UK the dance floor was bouncing all day and all credit has to go to the organisers of the event. A huge well done and thank you to everyone that was involved in making this happen for what would have been months and months of hard work and planning, and I hope you all think it was worthwhile with over 1100 delighted punters still buzzing from an incredible day.
Having seen a fair few bands play at the Barrowland’s this is the first time I have been to an event like this there and it is great to see a magnificent and historic venue being used for what it was built for. In all honesty I have never seen the place looking so good and it is a real credit to the organisers and staff of the Barrowland Ballroom.
The turnout for the promotional shoot on friday was outstanding too so well done to everyone that turned up on their scooters it was something else. I arrived at about 5:45 and every so often the odd scooter would drive by, as the numbers built you could tell it was going to be something special. By the time I came back out of the Barrowland’s the sun was blazing and their was a huge lineup right along the road. Here are a couple of short videos I took of it.
If you were there you will also have seen the film crew from Afro-Mic Productions speaking to people and filming for what will undoubtedly be another great documentary from the guys. If you haven’t already please take the time to check out their Faces in the Crowd documentary that covered last year’s Glasgow Mod Weekender and their latest work, For the Love of Mod. Both films are a great reflection on the Mod subculture and speak to people of all generations giving the viewer a much broader insight into what it means to certain individuals. Another big thanks to Emma and the crew for allowing me to have a wee glimpse backstage. I was lucky enough to see one of the interviews involving Stephen and Laura, a lovely young couple that encapsulate what the soul scene is all about. For more from Afro-Mic click HERE for their Facebook and HERE for the link to their Mod documentaries.
I could probably rabbit about this all day but rather than that here are a few pictures I managed to get on the Friday night and during the event. I will post all the pictures over on the Facebook page for you all to rake through and HERE is another link through to someone that actually knows what they are doing behind a camera.
Thanks again to everyone involved, and I think I speak for everyone when I say please don’t let this be a one off.
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