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Published on August 7th, 2013 | by Peter

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Indiependence 2013 – Day 2

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It’s takes a while when you hit a festival as niche as Indiependence to find your feet. Especially when you work for a living, are slightly beat from the night before and the weeks work leading up to it. But Day 2 was to be an absolute whopper.

Being that the main arena stayed closed ’til around 12, I grabbed a coffee from the only place that sold them and headed off to Mitchelstown for a bite. I score very high in the who’s got any experience in the festival-ing department and highly recommended as always is a proper feed and the lovely lamb and spuds at The Hunters Rest [and a hat tip to the girl with the black hair who works there who was nothing but smiles].

On that note, I should also give a very high 5 to whoever runs the Super Valu there. I know 5,000 plus revellers come with their pros and cons to any community, but it was nice to see the manager outside his store accept the pizza boxes from 2 random guys who didn’t even buy them there, rather than see them clog up the bin outside the shop. And in fairness, that was how the most of the community accepted the weekend. For that and more, thank you Mitchelstown.

The Vincents

Back to the music, I kicked off from the Beer Hall with The Vincents.

And followed this up straight after with Miracle Bell who played the main stage.

Not to be left out once again however was The Hot Press tent [they have all the interviews there on video] and there, very intimately I got to see a cracker of an interview with Kodaline and We Cut Corners.

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In between all off this was the one most of the crowd were waiting to see. And credit where it’s due, Kodaline were genius.

And just like yesterday where I rightly swapped one band for The Hot Sprockets, on this evening I bartered Bell X1 for Enemies. Another new to me band.

If you think that’s were the night ended, you are miles off. In The Darkness area sat the Silent Disco. I never went there. Instead another swap for The Circus Macabre who had some cracker acts on. Of note the girl with the hula hoop who was just genius and really wowed the crowd.

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That followed on by possibly the finest DJ I’ve ever seen in my life who played everything on vinyl 45’s from The Monkees and The Rolling Stones to Otis Redding. And as sure as the security team and the dude from Super Valu made my weekend, he and they in equal measures were there too.

Cheers to Molson for the tickets. Day 2 was an absolute corker. Day 3 to follow.

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One Response to Indiependence 2013 – Day 2

  1. I’m very proud to be the second best DJ in my family. 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed Phil’s set. He certainly knows his vinyl and is an inspiration.

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