Tuesday September 22, 2020

Nadine O'Regan: Off Message

Delusions of blue skies? Legs turning even bluer? Don’t be alarmed: it’s just a bad case of festival fever and when it comes to being painfully hip in fields of mud and music, Irish women are expected (and prepared) to give it lots of artistically designed welly

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

25th June, 2017
Smiling through the pain: nice effort, ladies, but Woodstock this ain’t PIc: Andres Poveda

What peculiar times we live in. This is my prevailing thought every time summer rolls around again and I find myself in that same pressured and difficult place: getting ready for a festival. Don’t get me wrong – I love festivals. But when you go to a festival in freezing cold, miserable Ireland, you’re expected to perform a rare feat of magic. Even as you plunge through the muck, feel the rain spatter your face...

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