with an explosion of confetti, dancers helga and gabriella descended the staircase to face the gathered crowds, press and tv cameras; accompanied by a budget sized 5-piece rotc, we were in plymouth university to give a colourful sample of what to expect later in the year for the real festival. organisers dan and katie did everything to make our hit and run visit a smooth one. time spent on train: 7.5 hours. time spent in plymouth: 3 hours. time spent on stage: 1 hour. you do the math.