Fri 31 Aug – Electric Picnic 2007
We set off for the Electric Picnic
festival early on Thursday morning. Ryanair's cheapest flight turned out to be relatively painless - we even got a fanfare over the PA on touching down 10 minutes early. We holed up in a cheap Dublin hostel (the actually quite comfortable Four Courts Hostel
) and spent the evening in a nice Irish pub. The festival bus left early next morning, and after 2 hours of countryside/sleep we finally arrived.
Electric Picnic was the biggest festival i've been to. From getting our wristbands to the yellow campsite was quite a trek, as was the walk to fetch pre-ordered beer and cider. And that's without figuring in the arena itself. Comprising multiple music tents, a huge main stage, many food stalls, shops and bars, and a huge central 'Body & Soul' area, the arena took most of the weekend to reveal itself to us in its entirety. This was partly due, however, to our relatively limited movements on the Friday night.