Great weather, vibe for Retro Rock event

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by Chris Tobin

Balmy weather made for a groovy Retro Rock and a good vibe evening outside the South Canterbury Museum in Perth St on Saturday.

The bank alongside the museum was packed with people, some of whom dressed in the style of years gone by to truly get into the mood to enjoy some blasts from the past with bands The Groove, Black Sheep and Handbrake.

Being a family friendly alcohol-free show it was not the wild and raucous rock event of days gone by but people still got out front dancing once the action warmed up.

South Canterbury Museum director Philip Howe, one of the organisers, said there was an excellent turnout of 600 to 700 people which was helped greatly by the good weather.

“Everything went exceedingly well; we did the same formula from the previous two events.

“We’re grateful for the generosity of the bands who performed free of charge.”

There was a very good “general vibe” he said, with people having fun.

“While a decision hasn’t been made we’ll look at doing again next year.”