Right, it's my sister Sally's eighteenth birthday next weekend and last night I came up with absolutely the coolest idea ever for her party. I have been waiting all morning to ring her cos she is a lazy slug-a-bed and doesnt get up till noon but I've just rung her and she is very positive. Ready? Okay: we are going to have an Oxegen themed party!
We play CDs by all the acts playing at Oxegen, serve drinks in plastic cups, and name each room in our house after a different stage at Oxegen. I'm thinking our garden as the Oxegen stage, our living room as the ticket stage and the kitchen as the green room. We won't have a dance stage cos dance music is shite. Not that this will denote anything in particular about the rooms in our house, just sounds funny.
We spread the back garden wth rugs so people can sit out on them. We stick a tent in the middle of the garden. We stick a sign saying 'Portaloo' up in the bathroom. And [this is my favourite bit] we cut up square cards, punch holes in them, string them on some ribbon and write VIP on it, and give one to every guest. Festival tags!
God, I'm good. Wanna hear the best part? She's having a joint party with her best friend Jenny who's 18 on Friday and instead of calling it Oxegen, we call it 'SallyNJen'. Well? Brilliant, ain't it.
Now, brass tacks. According to the Oxegen website [http://www.oxegen.ie/lineup/ I can't manage hyperlinking anymore due to having a shit computer] I own CDs by the following from the line-up:
Have: Keane, The Killers, The Streets, Doves, Josh Ritter, Mundy, Bloc Party, Athelete, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Suzanne Vega
Pathetic, I know. If anyone has anything by anyone else playing, I will let you come to the party provided you bring your tunes with you. Especially anything by:
Jimmy Eat World, Greenday, The Frames, Deep Dish, Death in Vegas, The Magic Numbers, Super Furry Animals, Foo Fighters, Razorlight, Snoop Dogg, KT Tunstall, Kaiser Chiefs, Bright Eyes, Queens of the Stone Age, The Bravery or Interpol
Actually, scratch the Kaiser Chiefs, I hope to have bought that myself by Friday. And the Bravery, cos they're just shite. So, are we all clear? Bring a CD of an act appearing at Oxegen this year and you may attend the first annual SallyNJen festival in Lucy's house in Tramore this Saturday. Also, bringing a tent would qualify to get you in. Or just some booze. Us Aughney's ain't fussy.