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2023-03-18 St. Patricks Festival - Collins Barracks

So there I was, Thursday night, facing into the St. Patricks Holiday weekend, three days with no plans.  I figured I'd take it easy, sleep lots, eat crap food, maybe, just maybe go to the cinema. Then my phone buzzed and my plans changed immediately.  It was a message from Cat Dowling, 'Would I like a pass to the St. Patricks Festival on Saturday night?'  Obviously I replied YES! and then went to check out who was playing... The lineup on the Main Stage was: 18:30 Khakikid 19:20 Cat Dowling 20:15 Katie Kim 21:30 Pillow Queens As it turns out, there were a few other stages dotted around, but somehow I managed to totally miss them.  I'm not exactly sure how I did that, but I think the lesson to be learned is to read the website correctly! So, how was the festival?  Well, the venue itself, Collins Barracks, is excellent, and well served by public transport with the Luas stopping right outside.  There were plenty of food and drink options, a decent amount of benches too.

2023-03-10 Wild Youth - The Grand Social

I can't remember the first time I heard of Wild Youth . They've been making waves here in Ireland for a few years now and have built up a very ardent and vocal fan base! Somehow I'd never managed to catch them live.  That was until last night when they played The Grand Social , which, as it happens, turned out to be their last Dublin show before heading off to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023 . I'm pretty sure that I'm not the target audience for Wild Youth, I've a feeling it's more mid teens to mid twenties, someone a bit more energetic than me!  That didn't matter last night though, as the audience audience, primarily female, loved every minute of the show and let it be known!  They sang, screamed and cheered along all night and the band paid them back in kind. All in all, it was a very enjoyable night and hopefully the lads will do well in Liverpool in just a few weeks time. Just a side note, Wild Youth they seemed to be down a player last night w