Jim Carroll

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Oxegen – the final countdown

If it’s Sunday, it must be (still) Punchestown. The mud report: it’s not raining, the car parks are in pretty good nick (the blue carpark, anyway) and the arena is OK. Like, I wouldn’t like to spend a week’s holiday …

Sun, Jul 12, 2009, 14:09

   

If it’s Sunday, it must be (still) Punchestown.

The mud report: it’s not raining, the car parks are in pretty good nick (the blue carpark, anyway) and the arena is OK. Like, I wouldn’t like to spend a week’s holiday there, but conditions are OK.

The “unforeseen circumstances” report: The Horrors are a no-show. Problems getting all that hair-gel through customs.

The traffic report: I’ve been driving back and forth from Ballymore Eustace all weekend and there have been zero hold-ups, even despite the fact that numptie here has had to go all the way past the red car parks to get to the blue car parks. The traffic management stuff seems to be working very well – lots of gardai and stewards doing their job. After all, as Ronan reported on Friday, the promoters are spending €2 million on policing, health & safety and security so they seem to be getting value for money.

The radio whoring report: OTR was out there speaking too fast on RTE Radio One’s The Business, Spin South West’s Balance and The Block (big up the Webbman and PC respectively) and Phantom 105.2′s Richie Ryan shows over the last few days. Thanks to all of them for having me/putting up with me.

The daytrippers: they’re here in doves today for The Specials, Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction

The Dublin Bus report: I’ve heard no reports about Dublin Bus screwing up, which must be a first this summer.

The hurling forecast: Tipp to beat the Deisemen by 3 or 4 points.

The music report: the must-see acts in the next few hours are RSAG, Fever Ray, The Noisettes, Lady Gaga, Friendly Fires, Hudson Mohawke (provided the dude manages to get here from the airport in time) and Foals. Laters, people.

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