Wow, what a gig. Oasis rocked Slane Castle last night in a set that you really couldn’t fault. The band were amazing and had a crowd of 80,000 singing along to song after song.
But…..the day was marred by a number of problems. Firstly, the queues for the bars were mad. When you’re queuing the guts of an hour to get a beer at an event then there’s a problem. Pints of Heineken were priced at €6.00 meaning that staff had to faff about with change in most cases. We missed most of Kasabian’s set as a result. The serious issue was the lack of Dublin Buses on the way back. I’ve no clue what went wrong but we saw people walking 5 and 6 kilometres from the event trying to get a bus they paid €20 return for. Thankfully we had hopped on one of the only available buses closer to Slane village. Gav and Ciara having got a Bus Eireann bus arrived home 6 hours after the gig and they live in the city centre. The traffic management was a joke and I saw less than 5 gardaí on the N2. Insane. It’d seriously make me think about seeing anyone at Slane again.
Here are some tweets from last night:
is super glad at leaving Slane a little bit early…Dublin Bus incompetency strikes again! – @katymilligan
Slowly recovering from Slane, my god…what a walk, we might aswell have just walked back to Dublin! Didn’t get home till 5.30! – @emilyx0
traffic chaos in slane after oasis gig.badly organised apparently.hubby got home at 5am.heard sound quality was crap? – @minipaws
Longest walk of my life to get bus after Slane last night! – @nadiaelf