In a field by the Thames in Henley I was transported back to the 1980s after joining the 40,000 music fans for the first day of the Rewind Festival 2015 on Saturday.
And what a fabulous trip back in time it proved to be at Temple Island Meadows.
From the moment I walked through the main gate and was greeted by the site of a lady dressed as a Rubix Cube at the roller disco, I knew this was the festival for me as all the memories of my teens and early 20s came flooding back.
The event reminded me very much of a school reunion as the class of the 80s reunited, a bit greyer, a bit older, some slightly plumper but all with the same marvellous memories of an era gone by when there was such a broad range of music and fashion.
In the blistering heat as temperatures touched 30 degrees c, it was perhaps appropriate that Hot Chocolate kick started the tunes inside the main arena.
Next on stage were Kid Creole and the Coconuts whose Caribbean theme certainly matched the weather, and although the Stray Cats may have disappointed slightly as they proceeded to strut their stuff, when the going got tough, Billy Ocean came to the rescue.
I was happy with Altered Images, one of my personal favourites Black Box was 'Ride on Time' with some very strong vocals and Go West showed they have still got what it takes. As 'we closed our eyes' we were taken back to the heady days of Pretty Woman as the heaving masses all joined in with the 'King of Wishful Thinking.'
The place really started to rock when former Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner covered Deep Purple's classic rock song 'Smoke on the Water' before Belinda Carlisle and then OMD finished things off on stage.
But it's not really the ageing bands and singers that make this festival such a success, it's the paying public with so many dressing up in some stunning costumes.
Thousands of 80s enthusiasts had obviously spent a lot of money and time on making sure they looked the part for this year.
From characters out of Ghostbusters and Top Gun to Stormtroopers and Princess Leia, they were all there to witness another star-studded blast from the past at Rewind South, the 80s festival.

Jason Harris