I'm not sure he's right about there being no link between the scobes and the music. Seems to me at least that there's a clear connection, for whatever reason.
A doctor who was on duty at Blanchardstown hospital’s A&E last weekend said the “elephant in the room” in relation to trouble at the Phoenix Park concerts was the lack of individual responsibility.
Dr Joe McKeever said the vast majority of the 145,000 people that attended the concerts over the three days enjoyed themselves and added it was a bit “hypocritical” to blame the type of music that was performed on Saturday night.
“I think the vast majority of people that went enjoyed themselves, and I do think that it is a little bit hypocritical to talk about the type of music that was [played] on Saturday night. I was a very avid fan of the Clash and the Specials which in my day would have been a high voltage . . . atmosphere,” he told RTÉ radio.
“The only thing was that alcohol wasn’t as freely available from common outlets, and it certainly wasn’t as cheap, so I don’t think we were any better behaved or more moralistic. I just think we didn’t have access.”......