The last of this year's Let's Rock concerts was held for the first time in Southampton, on Southampton Common, as part of the city's 50th anniversary of being awarded city status. After this event, it may well return.
Southampton Common, unlike Ashton Court, which was Let's Rock Bristol's venue last month, is centrally located within Southampton, and therefore both relatively easy to get to and away from. There are public transport routes and park and ride options were put to good use, but there were plenty of locals who could just walk.
The day was hot and sunny and there was no mud; factors that probably made a difference to the level of crowd enjoyment being so high.
Having attended Bristol, I did note that the same crews and security were at work. The event was again hosted by Dave Benson Phillips, with the occasional co-hosting presence of Pat Sharp.
The same backing band members (aka The House Band) were also in evidence. …