Louis Walsh what have you done? 

Nostalgia

Louis Walsh what have you done? 

If one man could be held accountable for the regulation of teenage hormones in Ireland in the 90's, it'd be Louis Walsh.  Only he knew that a few dance sessions in Diggs Lane and the ancient art of bleaching virgin hair could transform five Northsiders into an emotional harpoon aimed at Irish cailinis. A teen in love had great power in the Irish household when the boyz were due on […]

Nostalgia

Louis Walsh what have you done? 

If one man could be held accountable for the regulation of teenage hormones in Ireland in the 90's, it'd be Louis Walsh.  Only he knew that a few dance sessions in Diggs Lane and the ancient art of bleaching virgin hair could transform five Northsiders into an emotional harpoon aimed at Irish cailinis. A teen in love had great power in the Irish household when the boyz were due on TV.  Dibs would be called on the best seat in […]

today13 October 2021

Nostalgia

Those 90’s Clubs……

We still have the music but what about those 90's venues that contained our teenage spirit? The Belgard Inn Who recalls Nirvana's 'Smells like Teen Spirit' lifting the Old Belgard Inn up in rapturous song at 1am, or the tomfoolery of those carefree nights?  Tallaght teens, queuing to gain entry, with their 'Rachel' haircuts at the mercy of the elements.   Cascadas 'Everytime We Touch' bellowing out into the night air from Lanigans late night disco bar.  Or the unforgettable beat […]

today27 September 2021

Fashion

90’s Fashion

Dublin teens sported those Adidas tearaway tracksuit bottoms of the 90's without a care for athleticism. Three bold stripes and a legs length of snap buttons guaranteed the envy of the O'Neills cargo pants crowd. A good level of trust was essential when wearing these – as one’s friends could come along and rip the bottoms open, exposing legs, and with stronger conviction - your thighs and all.  Yet fashion history determines them as a great pair of pants for […]

today22 September 2021

News

WTAF!? Freedom FM got an FM licence!!!

As most of you will know already, Freedom FM started as a pirate radio station back in the day (1995) and was operating outside of the law until we were closed down on that fateful day (Tuesday 20th May 2003) known as black Tuesday. This was the day when Comreg (the Irish governing body of TV/radio) got control of the FM band; not just in Dublin but countrywide. Although pirate radio still exists, it's nothing like the '90s & early […]

today17 September 2021

DJ

Where on Earth… Ultra-Sonic

It was 1995 when I first saw a live gig by Ultra Sonic [US].  On 27th December 1995, I boarded a chartered bus from the Square Shopping Centre car park in Tallaght, Dublin circa 6.30 pm, destined for N.E.C. Navan, County Meath. Fortunately, I had a V.I.P. pass giving me [triple AAA] Access-All-Areas, even backstage!  When we arrived, my friend and I got to hang out with the performing artists, stage crew and backing dancers.  I had already been an […]

today21 August 2021

Events

Lovers and Friends – Second date added!

If you had read our article on Lovers and Friends Festival 2022 you'll know that i was very, very skeptical about this event but was also going to be in the queue to buy a ticket. For this to be true, i was more than willing to risk a couple hundred to avoid FOMO. It certainly looks like this is legit. Many more stars have now confirmed and the event sold out in presale (of course, I didn't manage to secure […]

today6 August 2021


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