- 26 Jun 06
The Source Festival in Kilkenny kicked off the first two Dylan dates in Ireland this weekend - though he faced tough competition from support act The Flaming Lips.
Among those on stage with Wayne Coyne and his crew were Wayne's wife Michelle (dressed as Wonder Woman) and Sorcha O'Flanagan of Aiken Promotions (an alien).
Peter Murphy from EMI (Santa), who proposed to his girlfriend Claire Bolger (an alien) onstage during 'Do You Realize?'. She said yes!
Also appearing with the band was Hot Press competition winner Bob Gallagher, who dressed up as a Santa.
"It was brilliant," he says of the day. "Wayne shook everyone's hand as we went on and as we came off. The stage show was just crazy - there were all sorts of things going on. The aliens were on one side of the stage and pitted against the Santas, who were on the other. Then there was confetti and balloons and everything - it was incredible".
Such an act can only be followed by a legend like Bob Dylan - to read the full review, check out the new issue of Hot Press out on Thursday!
Meanwhile, click for the photo gallery, featuring the Flaming Lips, Mundy and the Violent Femmes.