You all know we do Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Festival of Arts in a big way in terms of corporate hospitality…but one perhaps not for the corporate market, I attended Henley Rewind over the weekend and what an amazing event this turned out to be.

In many ways it was both the sparkling line up of bands that were performing over the two days but also the photo of a VW camper van on their home page of Henley Rewind certainly caught my eye and I thought I better go with girl friend or two.

So as Flo (lovingly restored VW camper van for hire) and us girls descended down to Remenham Meadows at Henley we were truly amazed at the sheer scale of this event. I haven’t seen so many tents ever before. Fields and fields of tents.

What were my highlights? Well on Saturday we watched Imagination (Oh Oh Oh Oh ah!!), Heaven 17, Level 42, Jimmy Sommerville and Boy George. Just a WOW, we were at the front and the music was just amazing. Loved the wacky outfits…we saw, Superman and Superwoman, Rod Stewart look a like (not, but with a bulging crotch), Mr Blobby, The Village People pimped up, a middle aged lycra dressed nun which has seen better years, plus loads of great wigs and people just out for a good time.

So unlike my trekking to China, I was firmly in my age group. I even managed a shot of this middle aged lady who managed to put her chair up to the front and have a snooze whilst the acts were performing (too much beer or generally too much food?!!)

Then onto Sunday we saw 10cc and Bjorn Again. Well I have certainly fallen in love with one of the lead singers (no not the original ones even though they were lovely), the Colin Firth look alike with the little stud in his ear! Very cool dude!

Am I being old, but music and singers don’t sing and perform like they used to. The bands were incredible and the voices just as they were 30 years ago. I am definitely visiting Henley Rewind again next year but not my top corporate event in all honesty. Team Tactics will stick to Henley Regatta and Henley Festival of Music Art.

Tina Benson

Team Tactics