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eplfintanep4epl3loveHello you lot.

Scenes from the ‘arty’ Mindfield area of the Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, today.

From top: John Waters and Rita Simmons; artist Fintan Fitzgerald, the audience in the Leviathan tent; Paddy Cullivan and Mary O’Rourke and Love/Hate creator Stuart Carolan (left) and Aidan Gillen.




Unidentified ‘reveller’ tucks into an electric breakfast outside the Mindfield area.

Pics: Tony Kinlan

Tony Kinlan Photography

Not you.

The following (amid some hanging chads) won yesterday’s ‘I Would Like To Go To The Leviathan Thing Because…’ competition.

i would like to win the leviathan thing cos I am a US politics student and if I go to the event it might reawaken my interest in US politics because at the moment I am slowly losing all enjoyment of the subject due to the never ending graphs and charts.


I would like to go the Leviathan thing because … since the imposition of Saorview I don’t have a TV – and since I don’t have synaesthesia, listening to the radio means I miss out on all those lovely red and blue graphic charts, maps and displays.

Joseph Benkanoun

I would like to go the Leviathan thing because…

“The time has come,” the candidates said,
“To talk of many things:
Of jobs, and debt, and income tax,
Of terrorists, and Beijing,
And why the sea is boiling hot”…wait no not climate change.


I’d like to win the tickets for my son so that he’ll get totally hooked on politics, which he’s studying, and end up working on a US election campaign some day.


They each win a ticket each to the bash at the Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin, this evening. Damn Sam Seaborn-wannabe hipsters.

Four years in the making.

Leviathan is holding a US Presidential Election party tomorrow night at the Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin.

It promises to be a night of self-important people running around shouting ‘We’ve got Wisconsin fun, laughter, political intrigue and heavy drinking.

Music will be supplied by Paddy Cullivan and panellists on the night will include Dr. Jane Suiter, Noel Rock, Cllr. Rebecca Moynihan, Marc Coleman;  Constantin Gurdgiev; Senator Paul Bradford (Fine Gael), Dr. Eoin O’Malley (DCU, We The Citizens), Dr. John Gallagher, Senator Mark Daly (Fianna Fáil), Cathal Lee, Suzy Byrne, Colette Browne.

It will be like bathing fully-clothed in the Vinb twitter stream.

PLUS an appearance by Broadsheet.ie’s much loved ‘ricksmith John Moynes. John will be live Limericking the election for this site  – through the night – along with a crack political reporting team and Ewok.

Tickets: €15.  Start time is at 6:30pm with the first panel beginning at 7:30pm.

We have four – Yes FOUR – tickets to the Leviathan Presidential Election Night bash to give away.

To enter just finish this sentence:

I would like to go the Leviathan thing because….

Lines close at 3pm 4.30pm 6pm

US Election Night Party (Leviathan)

We have two tickets (worth 18 big ones) for the Leviathan Satire debate in The Chapel at Borris House (above, the chapel’s around the back) on Saturday night. It’s part of the Borris Hay Festival.

Just finish this sentence:

My life is currently beyond satire because…

Lines close at midnight.

From Leviathan:

Hosted by Gerry Stembridge; this fascinating public conversation will also feature Spitting Image producer, John Lloyd; political satirist and comedian, Abie Philbin-Bowman; broadcaster Margaret E Ward and TV writer, Langerland co-creator and member of Twitter royalty, Colm Tobin (not Colm Toibín!). The talk will be complemented by some fine examples of polticial satire on screen.


Leviathan Debate: From Jonathan Swift To Spitting Image: How can Satire Shape Politics (leviathan.ie)

No cash, favours, tickets, etc. were given for this post

Wednesday night.

Panelists include Gavan Titley, blogger Jason O’Mahony, and Jane Suiter.

Plus musical comedy with Paddy Cullivan and a satirical film from Doris/Magee productions (watch here).

8pm. €10.

Book here

Alternatively, should you live in Galway (or find yourself there on Thursday night):

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