Taxi drivers attend all-night mellow music festival

14-06-13

THOUSANDS of taxi drivers are returning from Cabfest, the drive-in mellow music festival.

Lovely, it was

Lovely, it was

The drive-in festival, held in a secret location ‘south of the river’, featured relaxing music in 20-minute blocks interspersed with phone-in discussions about immigration.

Acts were kept at a level loud enough to so you could follow the tune but quiet enough to hear yourself bloody think.

Cabbie Norman Steele from Surrey said: “That bloke who does Walking In Memphis was doing Walking In Memphis, Richard Marx did Hazzard, and Savage Garden played that one, you know, you’d know it if you heard it.”

Other stages included the One Hit Heroes tent, featuring Deep Blue Something and 4 Non Blondes, and the World Music stage with Neneh Cherry & Youssou N’Dour and Paul Young & Zucchero.

Most popular was the hour-long LoveBlock from 4am to 5am, which caused many of the audience to text their wives fondly.

Yorkshire minicab driver Stephen Malley said: “Proper music you can tap your feet to it was, though they did have some new stuff like that bird who was on the X-Factor a few years back. You remember her, nice-looking black girl.

“And they had the news on every hour, because you need to know what’s going on in the world.

“It was a very nice night it was mate, very nice. Who was the highlight? Can’t tell you mate. To be honest I talked all the way through it.”

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