Jim Carroll

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First impressions

Look on all ye who have sold your tickets and despair! Here’s the real story from within the Electric Picnic world. (1) The sun in shining in Stradbally. It’s lovely and hot. Bring sun-cream. I’m serious. You’ll thank me for …

Thu, Aug 28, 2008, 15:02

   

Look on all ye who have sold your tickets and despair!

Here’s the real story from within the Electric Picnic world.

(1) The sun in shining in Stradbally. It’s lovely and hot. Bring sun-cream. I’m serious. You’ll thank me for it on Saturday.

(2) Ground conditions? The overall going is excellent right now. The main arena space is solid and the car-park is grand.

(3) Mud? Non-existent at the moment. Production roads which were supposed to be muddy are now dusty instead which is a problem everyone is very happy to have to deal with.

(4) Vibes? Excellent, to be honest. Everything seems on track and all set for kick-off tomorrow.

(5) The Daily Ticket office? Plush, expansive, en-suite spa room, gourmet chef working up a storm in the corner, two dozen spell-checkers speed-reading dictionaries. Who am I kidding? We’re back in the shed in the middle of a field. But hey, we have tables and chairs and electricity.

(I did say that the sun is shining, right?)