Last Friday (September 10th) I finished up early in work and headed to Dublin to see Dara Ó Briain live in Vicars Street. I had never been to vicars street before and didn’t really know what to expect.
Once we arrived in Dublin the first place we went was to get some dinner and then on to the hotel where we were staying for the night, the hotel we booked was the Croke Park Hotel, I have to say it was an excellent hotel, very fancy looking and then getting a free upgrade to the executive floor made it that bit better :D.
That night me, my brother and his girlfriend went on to vicars street and when we arrived we found out that they were recording the gig for DVD! So everyone was asked to turn off their phone and not use any cameras. As far as I know the recording of this gig is for the special features section, the main gig has yet to be recorded.
Once Dara came on it was hilarious, I had never been to any of his gigs before and I always thought it was hilarious the way he introduces himself before he comes on stage. The first half of the gig was mainly interacting with the crowd, it went on longer than usual apparently!
Then there was a twenty minute interval where you could go and get some drinks, all that time was definitely needed because the queues were massive! After the gig we headed back to the hotel and had a few drinks and later raided the executive lounge and took lots of free food!
The next day unfortunately I had work so I couldn’t really stick around too long in Dublin so we got up relatively early and went over to IKEA, never been there before and it is huge! I ended up spending a fair amount of money there, buying things for my bedroom.
It was a great night, and I look forward to going to another comedian again in the future. I think it is Vicars Street where I will be going to see Marina and the Diamonds in about a month or so.
The photographs are not the best in this blog post, they were taken on my phone which has not got the best quality camera. The photos are of the hotel room and one is showing the cameraman at vicars street.