14 Things You'll Recognise If You've Been To An Irish Festival
The shorts and wellies combo of death...
Hands up if you've been one of the thousands of us who have survived the miserable depths of Irish festivals?
Yep, us too.
It takes a special kind of person (not necessarily a compliment) to be able to hit the Earth's core via mud and wellies and still be able to crack on with the long day ahead. But there's a few things that Irish festivals all have in common...
We're a silly bunch, us.
Let's get the obvious out of the way, shall we?
2. Muck-covered individuals
3. Water features in tents
Nothing says Irish festival quite like a puddle, or indeed stream, trickling through the crap tent the world and its mother picked up from Dunnes.
4. Warm, dented cans
Mmm, the taste of youth.
5.'Trendy', non-waterproof rain jackets
DUNNES. We meet again.
We've all done it. And we never learn.
5. Piss, everywhere
On day one, it's just the boys.
On day three, even the local schoolchildren join in.
So, so many nude humans.
Why are there so many nude humans?
7. A mankini
Every. Single. Time.
8. Babies in prams
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BABIES?
9. Everyone you've ever known
10. Fist pumping like it's 1999
The dance move that never goes out of style.
Even when you haven't washed in three days.
11. Questionable leftovers on day three
Is it a granola bar? Is it a loo roll?
12. Mildly overpriced meals
6 chips for only €18?! Sold!
13. The shorts and wellies combo of death*
*Death via hyperthermia.
Followed swiftly by the tin-foil cloak of sanctuary.
14. And finally, Complete disregard of chronic downpour
''Sure it's only a bit of rain, don't we all need a wash anyway''