Hats off to Pharrell
Pharrell Williams' oversized fedora, screaming Japanese fans and the joys of moving back in with your parents were all hot topics of conversation backstage at FM 104's The Gig.
Band of the moment and headlining act Kodaline had just returned from a tour of Japan and Australia.
"There were lots of lights, even more screaming, and a few koalas thrown in for good measure," frontman Steve Garrigan said.
Since they've returned, the lads have started working on their next album Around The Corner and moved back in with their parents, which according to guitarist Mark Prendergast, "is about as cool as it sounds".
It was something of a "rockers reunion" at The Olympia, as pals Gavin James and the Original Rude Boys caught up.
The Original Rude Boys were terribly excited about their upcoming Marlay Park concert with the kings of cool: Pharrell Williams and Kanye West.
"I'm going to find out what Pharrell is hiding under that fedora if it's the last thing I do," singer Ned Arkins boldly stated.
The Gig was packed to the rafters with music lovers – RTé's Diana Bunci jumped up and down chanting lyrics, while The Voice of Ireland judge Niall Breslin kept an eye over proceedings.
The night ended in true rock and roll fashion with a rousing sing-song in one of Temple Bar's grubbier establishments.
"It's a night we won't forget in a hurry but won't remember in the morning," Ned Arkin said.