Having spent one of the best festival weekends of my life at Body&Soul, I have only one request/wish for EP this year.
Do what B&S did and introduce a free flow drinks policy. This changed the whole weekend in a very positive manner. Queues into the arena were non-existent with no searches. This generated one of the most relaxed atmospheres at a festival I have encountered in Ireland in recent years. The bars still seemed busy and the bunch that I was with were more than happy to buy some drinks, even though we had drinks to bring around the site. I would love to know what the impact on the bar takings over the weekend was, but I suspect that the difference was not nearly as large as one might have expected.
B&S totally redeemed themselves with this policy this year after last year's over zealous security policy on the drinks in the arena.
EP needs a return to prior greatness and I personally believe that the introduction of this policy would go a long long way to achieving that.
So EP ... do the right thing!