Every year there are obstacles to navigate before you can officially declare yourself 'going' to Electric Picnic.
Money is usually the first hurdle. Then even when you do have the cash to hand (thank you conveniently-timed birthday), you have to make sure that tickets are actually still available.
And that's not all: securing the weekend (not to mention the Monday afterwards) off work is another mountain to climb – especially when the rest of your office is scrambling for the same privilege.
It's a struggle that Limerick woman and recent UL business graduate Emily Culhane knows only too well.
In a recent contribution to the Electric Picnic Facebook page, she reports that she was told by her boss: "If you cared about your job, you'd sell your Electric Picnic ticket."
She refused, however, and now – as detailed in a screen-grab Emily included in her post – she has been issued her P45.
"EP better be worth it," she declares in response.
RTE 2fm also this afternoon picked up on the incident – with the radio station sharing Emily's email and message on its own Facebook page. There, it received hundreds of likes – as well as plenty messages of support.
"That's dedication, right there, upgrade that woman to VIP," said one user.
Another reckoned she'd made the right decision: "Shes a legend," they said. "Electric Picnic is the best 3days u could hav answer on the planet. Defo worth it. Enjoy." And a third user generously offered: "Sure we'll all chip in & get her a few beers."
Ms Culhane recently graduated from the University Of Limerick with a degree in Business Studies. On her LinkedIn profile, she describes herself as "an ambitious individual with the ability to think on my feet and build long-term relationships".
She adds: "I am motivated, honest and easy to talk with… Through years of sport I have developed a great ability to engage in teamwork."