Posted By aidan on 28 Oct 2008 7:59 AM
Was there this sort of reaction when plenty people (including people here, probably) bought their Electric Picnic 'early bird' tickets before even ONE act is announced? And is being an event junkie such a bad thing? If I offered you a Glasto/Benicassim ticket for next year you'd probably bite my hand off up to the elbow, and there'd be little talk of event junkies. Perhaps the fact that it's boring old Oasis and "groups of pissed, vaguely aggressive groups of 'lads'" is clouding the matter.
I think the reasons you've just mentioned are pretty good ones for not going to oasis. i don't think the matters too clouded at all. Let's face it, Oasis are boring. I think there's a difference between going to the festivals you've mentioned and going to see oasis. Generally, there's so much happening at electric picnic and glastonbury that there's bound to be something exciting or interesting happening there, there's something there to cater for everyone's taste. And the vibe is meant to be pretty relaxed as well. Or at least so I hear, having never gone. At least at Electric Picnic if you don't want to hang around with pissed up twats all day, it's possible to get away from them. It's feckin impossible at Slane. And there's a lot of them.
If you go to Oasis at slane, all you get is Oasis. There's no other entertainment there. It's like going to a concert in the Point except a million times more miserable. And with 50 times more knackers.
I guess what I'm saying is I can see why people would buy tickets to the electric picnic without knowing the line up but I don't know what people like about slane. Or Oasis these days. Please someone enlighten me