Saturday, 7 July 2012

Stone Roses

It is summer concert time in Ireland, and that means:  Bring your wellies!  With the usual Oxegen music festival in County Kildare taking a break this year, we are fortunate to have a smaller, less-Woodstock-like festival in Phoenix Park.  The Stone Roses are making a reunion tour and they played Thursday night.  Irish fans have waited over 20 years for the Stone Roses to come back, and the band was welcomed by 45,000 steadfast fans.  Funny that the band is known for their hit, "I Want To Be Adored," because they certainly are here in in Ireland!  This concert was so much fun.  I'm looking forward to seeing them again.
Thank goodness it wasn't raining.  This is what Phoenix Park looked like on a DRY day

Why hello there, fellowmen

Tower of power

You Sir, are awesome.

Dancing girl, (yeah she was a little drunk...)

Some people had very cool wellies.  I think these are Smarties?  lol

 Oh.  My.  God.  Fractal wellington boots.  My mind blew a fuse when I saw these.  I've never done LSD, but I'm pretty sure it would look like these boots.

Imma Firin Mah Lazors!  Pew pew pew!

And then lemons

Dude, did you really put your beer on the ground?

Things started to get psychadellic around 11:00 PM

Ian Brown rockin' on the Jumbotron

Best of luck to the Stone Roses on the tour.  Thank you from Dublin!


  1. I have been to many excellent concerts - this one was certainly among them. It exceeded my expectations, and the nearly- quarter century wait to see them live was worth it! I had almost forgotten how good their songs were. I didn't even mind the mud! (But how did I get mud on the back of my jacket?)

    1. I think some turkey with muddy hands wiped them on your coat as he passed by. I even saw some guy walk past us, pick up a handful of mud, and he gave a devilish grin as he did it. Is this some kind of weird initiation thing? Here, I wiped mud on you; now you're part of our big happy drunken tribe. Woo hoo!