Andrew Stanley's EP Survival Guide
Words: Andrew Stanley
It's official, the best festival of the year is upon us! As we gather as many baby wipes and toilet rolls as we can shove in our rucksacks, and as I start to panic about how in the name of all that is good and holy I will survive festival toilets (not much of a camper, me) I thought who better to talk to than Andrew Stanley, host of my favourite aspect of EP, yep that's the comedy tent. Here he shares his quickfire tips on how to survive Electric Picnic.
Getting there... I always get roped into driving down but to be honest I am glad of it. I hate hanging around waiting on people to get ready and things like that so I know if I am driving and they are not ready, See ya Later!!!!
The toilets... I am lucky enough to get to use VIP toilets which is where a horse and cart brings you from backstage to Portlaoise town where you get to use the toilets in a five star hotel. Swanky. If the horse and cart isn't available I go against the fence.
Camping... There is nothing people love more at a festival than sharing tents with random strangers so don't bother setting a tent up. Leave your bags in the car and randomly pick a tent each night. You have no idea the fun you will have.
Food... Being a vegetarian I love the fact that the festival is on the grass as it is just like ready meals for me all day long like a rabbit. However for you carnivores out there get a triple burger from somewhere. I don't mean meat in a bread bun I mean meat in between two more pieces of meat. Manly!
How to choose what acts to go to? Pick one act you HAVE to see each day and then whoever else you see on top of that is a bonus. If you try and see everyone and are ordering people around all the time to go here, there and everywhere then people will pretty soon start to hate you.
How to spend your day... If you are at a loose end head to the comedy tent otherwise if the weather is good just chill out and have a cold one at your tent. By cold one I mean someone who has rejected you.
What to pack? Babywipes, clothing, babywipes, underwear, babywipes, suncream, babywipes, umbrella, babywipes, wellies, babywipes, tickets, babywipes, tent, babywipes, sunglasses, babywipes, sandwiches, babywipes, toilet roll, babywipes.
What's the one thing you couldn't survive without?
What would your plan be if you weren't working at it?
Well I am not really working am I? Standing on a stage doing silly things with a good mate to bring other people on. It couldn't be further from work. However, if I wasn't 'working' at it, I would be working as one of those people who hold up boards that have directions to shops and restaurants and things. I am not that ambitious.
Things to avoid: People with cold sores, warm drinks, sing songs outside a tent til 8am, anyone named Farquar, soggy biscuits and Sinead O'Connor when she is on the prowl
What are you most looking forward to this year? The Comedy Tent, Arcade Fire, Pulp, Republic of Loose, Hot Showers and meals, the sun and an awesome weekend.
More details on the comedy tent here. If you want to see more of Andrew Stanley, he'll be hanging out in the comedy tent and in the Electric Ireland playground from 1.30 to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday!
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Wednesday 31st August 2011 | Comedy
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