Today, at least six Anti Room women are sporting inexplicable bruises, sore legs and achey bones after last weekend’s Electric Picnic. We just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who came along to our talks on Saturday and Sunday at the Speakeasy Tent. Also a huge thanks to Naoise Nunn from Leviathan who invited us to take part. The funniest moment of the weekend was waiting to start the Saturday talk and seeing John Waters hovering outside the tent entrance. Second funniest moment was the Diet Coke ads (which were present for every event in the Speakeasy Tent) which depicted those creepy puppets from the TV ads, with one opining:
“Eleanor says a woman should be two things: fabulous and fabulous”
Er, right Eleanor. Highlights included MUSIC: Caribou’s post-midnight gig in the sunken stage of Body & Soul; The Antlers, Janelle Monaé, Foals, Marc Almond, Hot Chip, Eels, LCD Soundsystem and Jonsí. FOOD: Divine pies and mash from Pieminister; Chicken burritos from The Flaming Cactus; mojitos, from well, anywhere they could be found. OTHER: Arlene Hunt bringing my forgotten wellies from Dublin on Saturday, The Daily Ticket, put together by Jim Carroll and his music elves; Janelle Monaé saying “hi” over at the RTE Roadcaster (what amazing hair!), the two drunk guys who came to the Saturday Anti Room talk to heckle, but were won over enough to ask an interesting question at the end.
Lowlights included missing the Savvy Women talk, John Byrne’s Comics panel, Chaos Thaoghaire and Jon Ronson. The National, Fever Ray; not getting to see June Caldwell being chauffered around on a golf buggy: a bloke IN the crowd (outside the tent) randomly peeing at LCD Soundsystem; and of course the rain…
How was your weekend? What did you see? How many Pieminister pies did you have? Was it more than Anna Carey? Probably not.