Absolutely LOVED it! Not so great in terms of actual sales but, to be honest, it's always more about meeting people and getting our name out anyway. Such a great vibe and we kept saying just how lovely all the people were - I think a mutual love of food, music and having a fun, chilled out time made it perfect. I think a Friday night is perfect - definitely do it again - please!
Oh ... and I really, really want a recording of the piano-accordionist playing Radiohead!
Forgot to add that Friday night seemed like a really good night to hold the UM. I think there was definitely more interest in the food and drink side of things with most people coming after work whereas the day time market offers more leisure and a different vibe to browse all the different craft stalls. I found everyone esp stallholders were a very friendly crowd of people. I just wish I'd had the time to buy more of the delicious food on offer.
I had a great time! but accidentally gave flyers out with the wrong web address on :( It should have been www.undergroundafternoontea.co.uk not www.undergroundafternoonteaclub.co.uk which was a shame because I seemed to be getting a lot of interest in them. Other mistakes made by me to be avoided in future: missing a trick by not selling mixed drinks to drink straight away. Not having any spare space in my trailer to take home things from the other stalls, or time to buy from them. Next time I'm getting me some of that smoked duck!
A bit of signage pointing out that there is something in the shed probably wouldn't go amiss either. It was fine early on when crowds were thiner and people were exploring but when it got busier I think maybe people didn't realise there was anything worth fighting their way through for.
Good point Ruth - quite a few people were sitting in the entrance to the shed later on - so some signage would be good if we were in the shed again!
Hope the afternoon tea goes well.