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Just because I post a photo on the Internet, it does not give anyone the right to grab a copy and use it on their own site.  It certainly does not give anyone the right to edit that image and remove it's watermark! Why do I say this?  Well, a Music, Art, Film and Food print/online magazine here in Ireland did just that with one of my images. Was I annoyed when I saw the image on their site?  Yes!  Was I even more annoyed when I realised just what they had done?  Oh hell yes!! I contacted the editor of the magazine and got the 'oh it was the intern' excuse.  That's not a valid excuse.  If they are an intern, they are there to learn under your guidance, you should have noticed the issue.  The buck stops with you, the editor. Back in 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that you the consent of the photographer if you wish to use their work online. The judges said: “The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent

2018-08-25 Daytripper - Waterford

Somehow I’d never managed to make it to Waterford for Daytripper before.  It’s not like I was unaware of it, it’s not like I wasn’t invited, I just never seemed to get there!

This year though, this year I made it my business to be there as both King Kong Company and Basement Jaxx were heading up the Saturday night!

The festival takes place in a large carpark right in the city centre.  Lots of seating at the back, a few bars and a few food trucks with the odd clothing stall and that’s it!  It’s not what you would call over commercialised!  Strangely enough, I enjoyed that side of it.

Anyway, the first act I saw was RTE 2FM DJ Jenny Greene.  It's not exactly my scene to be honest, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it. She certainly got them up dancing!

Next up were festival favourites, and If I'm being honest, the main reason I was there, King Kong Company.  I’ve nothing left to say about these guys, I've said it all before, just do yourself a favour and go see them. They are, without any doubt, one of the greatest live acts you will see.  It's 100mph from start to finish! Oh and the absolutely wonderful Susan O’Neill was on hand to add her stunning vocals.

Last up were the brilliant Basement Jaxx.  It’s been quite a while since I saw them live.  Unfortunately, they only did a DJ set… I say “only” but it was brilliant!  Maybe next time they’ll do a full-on show, but I really enjoyed it all the same.

So that’s it, that was my first Daytripper Festival.  I’ll make sure to add it to the calendar for next year, maybe even do the three days of it!

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