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2022-06-25 Biggest 90s 00s Disco - Punchestown, Naas

If I'm being honest, I don't remember much about the 90's or early 00's. Weekends were spent partying, probably a bit too hard, but it was the Celtic Tiger era and we thought we were invincible and the party would last forever. I spent those weekendss drinking and dancing (badly) in a local club called Bauhaus. I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it, at the time it was great, the next morning though...    Champagne,  drank by the neck, was the drink of choice and yes, it was as obnoxious as it sounds.  Late 2002, the party came to an end for me, I just stopped and I haven't touched a drop since.

Whilst I've always been a rocker at heart, I can't help myself when I hear a good dance tune. After all, a good tune is a good tune, regardless of genre! Most of the acts performing today were from that era of my life, a time when Music TV still existed and an appearance on TOTP could make you a star.

So, with that in mind, I headed out to the Biggest Disco Festival in Punchestown yesterday, a throwback to those days of my youth that I don't remember!  Who did I see today?  Well, I missed Sonique because of a timetable change, that annoyed me, but I did get to see Jenny from Ace of Base, Kelly from N-Trance, Damae from Fragma, Reel 2 Reel, Captain Jack and Basshunter, who is probably more mid to late 00s, but we'll let that slide!

I didn't stay the whole day, I headed off about 8:00pm, so I missed sets by the Vengaboys, 2Unlimited and a few others.

Was it any good?  You know what?  It was, it was great fun.  The weather stayed relatively good, only a very light dusting of rain thankfully, but that Punchestown wind would cut you in two!  Lots of scantily clad young folk really felt the cold!  I met some nice folk, danced a bit, sang a bit and laughed a lot. to quote Ice Cube, it was a good day.

My highlight of the day may not be yours, but I thought that Basshunter put on a great show, he engaged well with the crowd, had all the smoke and confetti cannons and put on a very energetic show. 

Would I go again?  Well yeah, if it was back next year, I probably would.

A few minor issues...  Changes to the timetable, without publicising them (you have a website, we have phones) is feckin annoying.  Also, the queues for the bars were just crazy.  I'd say there are people still waiting for a drink today!  Oh and I'm not happy with the photos at all, maybe I'll revisited them, edit them differently, I didn't have my DSLR with me, only a small Sony, but sure...

Anyway, now for some photos:
















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