DJ Fatboy Slim offers his own wedding ring to man proposing to girlfriend at Forbidden Fruit festival
IT WAS Fatboy Slim to the rescue when a music-lover proposed to his girlfriend at the Forbidden Fruit festival - but didn't have a ring.
The world-famous DJ - whose real name is Norman Cook - was quick to step into the breach, offering his own wedding ring to Kildare man Robbie Moore who popped the question to his girlfriend, Emily Tutty.
Robbie wanted to propose in the presence of his favourite DJ and made a special request from the audience while he was being interviewed in the Hot Press tent on Saturday.
He apologised mid-proposal for not having an engagement ring at the ready.
There were gasps in the audience when the Praise You DJ took off his own wedding ring and offered it up to the groom-to-be.
Shock Speaking after the shock proposal, Mr Moore revealed how he met his fiancee.
"I added her on Facebook, and then we finally went out for a drink," he told the crowd. "I think she thought I was a stalker at the start," he joked.
"I have the ring, I haven't spoken to her dad yet but it's going to happen," he said.
And the DJ can expect to be rewarded for pitching in at a time of need.
"We'll definitely invite him to the wedding. He can even DJ if he wants," Robbie added.
As Forbidden Fruit continued in Kilmainham yesterday, elswhere crowds braved the rain and gathered at Riverfest in Dublin's Docklands.
Seven 'tall ships' had docked, there were free tours of famine ship replica the Jeanie Johnston as well as pirate re-enactments.
Gareth Kessie and Martina Kehoe, from Finglas, were there with their children, Lily Mae (4) and Isabella (6)
"We're really enjoying it, we went on the 'tall ships', and the kids have been on the amusements and playing with the toys," said Martina.
Clontarf woman Nadia Massoune was there with her children, Yasmin (8) and Brian (6).
"We got our faces painted and we went shopping. We also went on a merry-go-round - we're having a great time," she said.
The festival will finish with a grand Parade of Sail this afternoon.
Docklands Business Forum's Alan Robinson described the festival's location as vibrant and promising.
"We are passionate about bringing the docklands to life for locals and visitors alike," he said.