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21-06-2009, 04:23   #316
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you got blisters walking two and a half miles, is the ground around slane molten lava or something
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21-06-2009, 04:24   #317
 
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Or were you wearing heels? Barefoot?
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Shambolic in Slane yesterday/this morning. Arrived at main gate at around 5pm but didnt get into place till nearly 7pm, the walk through wooded area was jammed and i thought there was gonna be a crush several times. No one checked my e-ticket just someone checking bag for drink.

Got in and decided i needed a pint, so queued up and got stuck queueing for a pint for over and hour while prodigy played. The beer area nearest the entrance hadnt got proper railings and aisles set up so every scumbag was skipping and people couldnt carry their beer out without spilling it. People were turning back after queueing for half an hour as they werent moving.

Then at end night got on Dublin bus at around 11.30pm and didnt arrive into Dublin city till 3am!! Sitting in packed stuffy bus for 3 hours and barely moving an inch.
Oasis were very good i thought but missed Kasabian completley because i was stuck in the wooded area for their entire set

Slane- never again unless all these probs are sorted.
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Loads of people got stranded in Slane and were sleeping in ditches along the road when our bus passed by. Madness.
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It was awful. Absolute disaster of a job by who ever was supposed to take responsibility for providing the public transport.

It got to the stage that 3 hours after leaving and eventually getting on a bus we were delayed by people refusing to clear the road and even staging a sit down protest at the lack of buses, which had to be cleared by Gardaí.

Absolute shambles and the line up would have to be very very strong to make me consider ever going to a Slane gig again.
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ah you're all grumpalumps.

Flippin fantastic gig, even if did take 5 hours to get home
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Sounds no different to any other year at Slane tbh.

I had to do the same when the Chilli played. Suck it up, it's part of the experience.
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21-06-2009, 05:45   #323
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That was so ****ing bad it was brilliant. I only had to queue for an hour and a bit to get a drink. Return Dublin Bus tickets were about as useful as a stick of ****e in a shoe. There must be hundreds still stranded.
Didn't even need a ticket to get in..... At least Oasis were OK.
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you got blisters walking two and a half miles, is the ground around slane molten lava or something
2.5 hours!!!!


Yes it was a vury long walk back to the bus, I don't remember it being that long before but it clearly was. It's the same walk as you do going in but it's so much more fun on the way!!! Although waffling to randomers on the way out is a very good way to enjoy the walk back - maybe not for them mind you

Gig was fantastic. Luckily I snook in my little bottles of vodka in so didn't have to queue for smelly beer. It was soo much fun, but there were a few heads around the place. There were two scumbags standing beside us smoking gear. Yuck.

I didn't want it to end though, it was such a great day.
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21-06-2009, 08:27   #325
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really enjoyed it, prodigy were solid and liked the oasis set and sang along whilst drinking pints in a nice setting.

sorry to hear some people had a bad time, who would have thought you would have to queue for beer and wait for buses, it is a gig lads cop on, best stay at home in your jammies if your not up for it.
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hmmmmmm

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really enjoyed it, prodigy were solid and liked the oasis set and sang along whilst drinking pints in a nice setting.

sorry to hear some people had a bad time, who would have thought you would have to queue for beer and wait for buses, it is a gig lads cop on, best stay at home in your jammies if your not up for it.
everyone seems to have enjoyed the bands (if they got to see them that is)

but don't be such a Tool, having to queue 90mins or more to get in and 90mins to get a poxy beer at any event is just a f****n joke, it's the usual inept organisation at big gigs here, I'd say they are trying to cut back on expenses, but how can you think that at an event that big should have more than one entrance so that people can actually get in to see the bands - oddly enough that's what you are paying for........

as for Dublin Bus what do you expect - they are always a mess, there's simply no excuse for them to not have enough buses on to cover the amount of people at the event - especially when it's so far away and with no other transport options once you get there........

was gonna get a bus down to Ac/Dc next week dont think I'll bother now.....can't rely on them to turn up.....have to figure another way back....

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Didn't get searched, didn't get ticket checked, queued for over an hour for two poxy pints, bus home to drogheda cost me a tenner and I missed kasabian and most of the prodigy......


But it was worth it!
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Anybody go to Slane to see Oasis? Performance was top notch as expected and the prodigy were brilliant.

After the show on heading for the buses though...we had to walk for 2 and a half hours to get to a bus, my feet are blistered to bits now and i cant put them down, we walked 9km's to the dublin bus area that we had to pay 20return to use and thats what we got for it. Now the walk might have done me some good but other than that the travelling arrangements where despicable.
I take it you have never been to Slane before!

Im afraid its like that every single year, always has been as far as i know. Sure didnt you have to walk into the place? Was that not the exact same walk as the one back, except for the mass exodus of people.
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Never been to Slane so I'm amazed at these stories.

Almost seems an opportunity.
If some enterprising person could hire out some buses and then run them North, South, East and West to the towns arounds Slane there could be money to be made.

Yep, there would be issues with licences but you're providing a service which can only help the organizer and could make a packet at it too.
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at least ya got home.. my friend is in a b&b towards dublin somewhere.. he's meant ta be in galway
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