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6 good times you can only really have at a festival

Some things you can only really get away with in a tent.

FESTIVALS ARE A world unto themselves, all told.

They’re a little break from reality, where the good times roll and your day job and responsibilities seem very, very far away.

And there are some good times in particular that can only really happen in a field with some music blaring and the sun shining…

1. Making best friends with absolute strangers

There’s one thing at a festival you can rely on – everyone has come along in order to have a good time. To that end, you can be pretty sure that everyone is going to be pretty damn friendly. (Also, pro-tip: make sure to make friends with whoever camps beside you. Their support and craic in later days may prove invaluable.)

Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

2. Massive singalongs in tiny tents

Someone will have brought an acoustic guitar. While this person is invariably the least popular at a house party, they are kings among men at festivals.

Sasko lazarov / Photocall Ireland Sasko lazarov / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

3. Running around in a flower crown or headdress

And any other manner of ridiculous costume.

Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

It’s all OK at a festival. Sort of.

Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

4. Eating genuinely delicious dinners – but from a box

You’ll have the best meal of your life at a festival – starving, tired, grateful. So what, it’ll come in a box? It’s the nectar of the gods as far as you’re concerned. They say hunger is the best sauce – but in truth it’s queuing and getting your burger right before the next band starts.

Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

5. Replacing showers with baby wipes

We all do it. It’s called a “festival bath”, get with it. The best thing about this one is that there’s absolutely no shame attached, because you know thousands of other people around you are in exactly the same boat.

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6. On a similar note… Wearing hats to cover up your hair

You thought “festival fashion” included lots of headgear for style reasons? Nope, it’s to cover up that three-day unwashed noggin.

Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

What are some good times you’ve had at Irish festivals? Let us know in the comments. 

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