So last weekend my best friend and I met up to go to the Script in Croke Park. She came from Germany and stayed with a friend a few days beforehand.
I decided to travel down by train. It was easier in the long run because we were staying in a hostel in the middle of Dublin city and I didn’t want to leave my car anywhere.
11am my train departed from Sligo and I left hubby and the kids in the garden. The weather was just gorgeous. So warm. After a 3 hours journey I arrived in Dublin Connolly station. While on the train a couple sat across from me and went to the concert too. They invited me to a pint at the corner pub in Dublin to get the weekend started. Once I finished that, I met my friend at 2.30pm on O’Connell Street. We went off to find the hostel. We actually walked around in a circle because I had Google Maps on car mode rather than walk mode and O’Connell Street is one way system. Ah well, some exercise done on the go.
As we arrived in the hostel we checked in and chilled out a bit. I haven’t stayed in a hostel in years but this one was really nice. All hotels were booked out because we booked too late.
A bit of shopping after and then some lunch/dinner in Kay’s kitchen.
Soon the time flew by and 6pm we slowly made our way to Croke Park. It took us a while as it was 82.000 people going the same way after all. We started off with a pint of cider and a pint of Carlsberg. (yum yum)
I can’t remember all 3 support acts because we only came into the stadium when the last one was on which was Pharrell Williams. He was pretty good. Not my type of music but the songs like “Happy” were good. You could sing along.
9pm then The Script came on stage and started off with their song “Paint the town green”. The flag bearers were fans. Don’t ask me how they got to do that. Here is a little video from it too.
They continued on with their amazing songs like “Man on a wire”, “The Man who can’t be moved” etc.
The whole concert was on for a whole 2 hours which I think is very good and there was no real long break so they definitely did everything to entertain the big crowd the whole way. To end the whole show they had amazing fireworks. Look at this.
It also ended with a whole lot of golden stuff flying around everywhere. When I say everywhere the whole stadium! It was so funny because the stuff followed us as far as our hostel. There were so many people who dragged it with them into town or carried it around their neck or head.
By the time we got to the hostel it was nearly midnight. I wanted to go off for another drink in the pub or have some take away but we decided to save that money and go to bed. I am glad we did because between window wide open people shouting in the middle of the night, the room being too warm and people opening suitcases and arriving in the middle of the night we didn’t get much sleep. The joys of staying in a hostel.
The next morning at 8.30am we got up because we had to check out at 10am. We were only metres away from O’Connell Street. So we went to the nearest restaurant and had lovely Irish breakfast. Shops only opened at 11am anyway.
I decided not to take the train back until 3pm so we could have a nice afternoon doing some shopping which we did. We went to Penneys/Primark and several other shops including the Disney Store where I picked up 2 Tsum Tsums. A Mickey Mouse and a Minnie Mouse. They are only new to the market so I don’t know if anyone heard of them yet.
After visiting the Disney Store we had to go back to the train station so I could buy my ticket. I bought some snacks for the train journey and even met a colleague friend from work who also attended the gig.
I said goodbye to Karoline and got on the train. I was home by 6.30pm and my mummy role started again. I had a lovely break. Karoline and I are going to meet up in no time again because I am flying to Germany in 2 weeks for 3 1/2 days. Really looking forward to it as I haven’t been in my home country since August last year.
Have you been to a concert lately? I love concerts and need to have a concert fix at least once a year.