The weekend reminded us that life is there to be enjoyed even during a recession. Hours of heavy rain failed to deter 80,000 revellers at Ireland's biggest music festival. Wellies and raincoats were the fashion statement at Oxegen on Saturday, but yesterday the sun shone.
Most fans seemed to enjoy themselves immensely, with less than 100 arrests for various offences.
Rain is always likely to go hand-in-hand with any major event during Ireland's summer and the fans simply got on with the fun.
Sports enthusiasts too had a bumper weekend, with many Dubs supporters still celebrating into early hours.
In a classic battle with their "neighbours" they trumped Kildare to take their fifth Leinster SFC final in a row.
The economic woes have not gone away but last weekend allowed many of us to forget it for a while and rejoice in living.