Best funeral

As luck would have it, I happen to be in Belfast this morning. It wasn’t planned that way, but… The town is strangely quiet. The opinion here is split between the sceptics who think the whole Bestie thing is a hype and those who think it will be the biggest event in the history of Northern Ireland. That remains to be seen. If you want to follow the day’s events the ‘best’ way is through UTV, who are webcasting their broadcast coverage.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty