June Bank Holidays… conjures the image of sunshine, tourists bustling around Grafton St, teenagers annoying office workers in the parks at lunchtime, driving to the beach with the windows rolled down and the music blaring… right?
It lashed rain all weekend, just easing off in time for me to go back to work this morning.
Sigh. Despite this, I managed to have an awesome weekend.
On Saturday, I went to see the Foo Fighters in Slane.
The lineup was pretty great, I missed the Strypes (no loss to me) and arrived just in time for Ash, who I LOVE.
They played a cracking set, but the sound was very poor. From our spot on the hill at Slane Castle, it was really patchy.
Despite this, they did a great run-through of some of the oldies: Girl From Mars, Shining Light (which Tim dedicated to Dave Grohl, awww), A Life Less Ordinary… as well as newies like Cocoon.
Next up was Hozier, who I don’t love, if I’m honest. I think he was mis-timed, the energy from Ash kinda died a death.
Plus, it started to rain halfway through his set… but I’m not sure I can blame him for that.
Kaiser Chiefs were surprisingly (for me) good. Very lively and boppy. I didn’t realise I knew so many of their tunes!
And then it was time for the Foos. They played an amazing set, loads of classics and they threw in Jail Break by Thin Lizzy for good measure.
Good times 🙂
The mud though, the MUD! MCD really did a shite job of maintaining the site. There was nothing that some straw or wood chippings wouldn’t have fixed, but no, it was better to let people fall (badly in some cases).
By the end of the night, people were throwing themselves through it, apparently oblivious to the fact that it was full of sh*te, p*ss and puke from the day’s revellers.
I wonder if they were allowed to get on the bus at the end of the night??
Speaking of the buses, they were great, they had a great system in place to deal with the crowds and we were home and dry by 1am.
Not too shabby for Hazel.
On Monday, I bunked off doing the Mini Marathon due to “inclement weather”
So, my sister, fella and I popped over to IKEA where I got my hands on this little beaut:
(source = Amazon.com)
All in all, a terrific weekend, although today, I feel like this chap:
Shook, I am. Shook.