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Ward Up

Stuart Bailie | 14:30 UK time, Monday, 3 September 2007

Stuart Bailie.jpgWell, Snow Patrol delivered the big anthems at Ward Park, and promised to bring it all home to Bangor every year or so. Apparently, you could hear the guitars all the way to Donaghadee, so I imagine some killjoys are already busy with the blotting paper and the Basildon Bond, demanding an end to this juvenile nonsense.

SnowPatrol180.jpgWhen the audience wasn’t shouting for Ash and Snow Patrol, the cheers were given over to the goal scoring power of David Healey. It reminds me of Dublin in the late ’80s, when U2 was rising, scores of other acts were getting ambitious and Jack Charlton was leading the soccer team to glory. When the synergy is flowing, you’ve got to savour the time.

I’ve written a gig review on the ATL website. My entire family was at Ward Park, and it was a tonic to see them all loving the event in different ways. No one even minded the traffic jam on the way home. There would be other chances to go chasing cars.


Stu Bailie presents The Late show on Radio Ulster, every Friday from 10pm until midnight. See his playlist here.

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  • 1.
  • At 04:23 PM on 11 Sep 2007,
  • billy williamson wrote:

Hi Egg Head ,
You are right you could hear some noise in Donaghadee so i'm writing to the local rag to complain .....how can people like this bland music ?

Billy The Goat XX

Mundies wine
Tastes so fine
Red or White
Your Delight

  • 2.
  • At 11:53 AM on 13 Sep 2007,
  • Stuart Bailie wrote:

This impudent fellow is making a reference to my days in a punk rock band when we performed a song called 'Mundie's Wine'. The lyrics went something like:

"Mundie's Wine, tastes so fine
The choice of mine
From the South African vine.
Red or white
For your delight,
Makes you feel right
On a Saturday night...

Mundie's has a price that suits my wallet,
And a taste for everyone's palate..."

Beat that, Paul Muldoon

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