Healthy fare: the Eco Bus Cafe makes a stop
from the half-open top deck. It is much prettier than the Eco Bus Cafe and its staff are tanned, healthy, young, beautiful people made even firmer by tight-fitting things that leave little to the imagination.
There’s no branding on the outside of this attractive autobus that might hint at its purpose. It sells fags. Banned from putting up signs , logos or branding related to tobacco, the nicotine vendors have upped their game big-style for this year’s festivities by wheeling out a top-notch, tantalising tobacco trap. This colourful paradise for puffers will be coming to a festival field near you soon, so you know what to look out for/avoid depending on your oral fixations. I’d be more inclined to stick with the falafel, but they are an awkward bastard to keep lit.
There are a couple of festivals this weekend that are more likely to hop on board the red bus than cough up a lung onto the green one. Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull, Co Cork is a quirky, characterful affair that boasts Hollywood directors, short films on a long island and a first-birthday bash for the genius Sminky Shorts, my top tip for the weekend.
Meanwhile, in the other capital, Dublin Writers Festival have pulled out all the stops with an impressive and varied lineup that’s definitely worth a gander. I’m off to see if I can make falafequitin patches from gaffa tape and hummus.
Safe travels, don’t die.