Ir­ish fes­ti­vals a decade apart

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What you drank in 2007

Cans of Heineken that were gen­tly fer­mented by the eco-cli­mate that de­vel­oped in your tent.

What you’ll drink in 2017

A rum cock­tail filled to the top with crushed ice and dreams from the se­cret bar that evades time and space.

What you wore in 2007

A pair of O’Neill’s track­suit bot­toms tucked into a pair of wellies and a wind­breaker that was in its prime in 1994.

What you’ll wear in 2017

Un­der your lay­ers of Gore-Tex rain­wear, your se­quin jacket and feath­ered boa are wait­ing for their mo­ment.

What you ate in 2007

A break­fast roll con­sist­ing of one rub­ber rasher, slathered in ketchup for ¤12, served in tin­foil.

What you’ll eat in 2017

Wild gar­lic for­aged from the fes­ti­val’s wood­lands, sprin­kled with the tears of the young, served on a rus­tic bin lid. Or Wok N’ Roll.

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