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14 classic photos from Electric Picnic a decade ago

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the Green Party: A simpler time.

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THE LIKES OF Bjork, LCD Soundsystem and Primal Scream headlined Electric Picnic all the way back in 2007.

But to get a true sense of how much things have changed, you have to delve into the publicly-available photos from Stradbally from a decade ago.

1. You had Jonathan Rhys Meyers strutting around like the Jamie Dornan of ’07

The Electric Picnic - Ireland Source: PA Archive/PA Images

2. Green Party in da house

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3. Trevor Sargent and Eamon Ryan in coalition government and loving life

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“God, the economy is going great”

4. The full Smurf costume was still the go-to look

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5. And the tranquil sea of tents remained

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6. Bucket hats were worn without irony

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7. Look at this combination: a can of Prazsky and a gas mask

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For all the antics.

8. In fact, nearly all photos of people in costumes are accompanied by a can in hand – proving EP has stayed true to its core values

The Electric Picnic - Ireland Source: PA Archive/PA Images

9. The Polyphonic Spree were headliners, with all that that entailed

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10. There’s the Crawdaddy Stage in all its 2007 glory

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11. Stonewashed jeans as far as the eye can see

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12. The runners on the guy on the left really distracts from his costume if we’re honest

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13. The 2007 Picnic contained shenanigans and Army Fatigue shorts

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14. A time that Jarvis Cocker really looked like Ed Byrne doing a stand up set

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How time flies.

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