Obvious advantages of having it in Pod:
- So, so quick to get from venue to venue because a) everything is obviously connected, b) you don't have to get through the hen-stag traffic that clogs the arteries Temple Bar on the weekend and c) I only got asked for ID once over the whole weekend last year(as opposed to somewhere between ten and twenty this weekend - DO I REALLY LOOK THAT YOUNG?)
- You don't get the same bleed to surroundings. How many people missed (at least the start of) bands because they were getting food, or got delayed in a shop buying cigarettes, or something like that? In Tripod, it's a five minute walk to anywhere remotely worth being, so people tend to just stick around.
- It doesn't rain indoors.
Anyway, here's how I'm going to format this year's reviews. I didn't see as much as last year, and half of what I did see, I only saw some of, so I'm only going to do full reviews for a couple of bands per night, and then do a wrap-up. Sásta go leor?
Right. Better get to it then.