THE only man missing was Will Smith as Wild, Wild West Byfleet made some serious noise for the return of their annual summer bash.
Residents revelled in the latest edition of West Byfleet LI:VE – a feast of music, fairground games, food and shows designed to boost community spirit while raising a glass to all those who live the village lifestyle and contribute to it.
The party got going on Friday evening with a funfair, when children got behind the wheel of dodgems to give mum and dad a bump in the wrong direction. But the next day, and once their heads had stopped spinning, parents were able to relax at Deb Evans’ Massage Hut or grab a cooling drink at the bar. The kids’ spirits were further enhanced as they were adorned with face paint by Tracy Greenman and her team.
Local rockers The Brompton Mix featured on the main stage alongside Version Excursion, singer-songwriter Lisa Kwei, and The Nova. Saturday visitor Deb Jackson, 27, said: “It was a top day. Any excuse to waste summer days away in the sun is
fantastic, and I thought all the musicians there were very polished. I’d give the event a 10 out of 10.”
And Deb’s score was reflected in the bumper attendance over the two-day event. An open-air cinema wrapped up the fun in the evening with a showing of cult classic Dirty Dancing – a fitting conclusion to the party, given the watching crowd’s enthusiasm for spontaneously breaking into dance throughout the celebration.