Went to see Awaydays at the Printworks last night. We risked turning into a three stripes Rocky Horror Show by slipping into our favourite trainers. It was a late start which meant Nige had to bail early to get the "ordinary" to Newton. He missed the homoerotic pinnacle of the film, which had been bubbling along all through the story.
The period look and feel was authentic and clearly done painstakingly. Much will be debated about the type of trainers and Peter Storm cagouls, but I thought the looks of the girls and the non-Pack characters as well, were spot on. Every railways scene had been done on the East Lancashire Railway at Bury Bolton Street - both arriving and departing. There was no reference to Tranmere at any point, maybe for legal reasons, and none of the "wools" they fought were named and the actors were all the same. There were countless pop video shots of Elvis and Carty looking into the distance, brooding, groaning with their inarticulate rage as the deadly potion of male hormones raced around their bodies. But these aren't criticisms, just observations, I've noted before how the whole project has had to be stitched together with string and buttons.
But none of this mattered, as it was all about the lad Carty and his aching, yearning, needy relationship with his mate Elvis.
So, much anticipated and not disappointed. 7/10.