I am really getting sick of all this crap about Garth Brooks.
For those of you who have been fortunate enough to have avoided the Irish news for the last couple of weeks, Garth Brooks was booked to play a couple of concerts in Dublin. For reasons that completely escape me, there was a high demand for tickets and instead of the original two gigs they decided to extend that to five.
Now the gigs were to be held in Croke Park which is a stadium in the heart of Dublin's Northside. The local residents weren't too happy at the prospect of being locked into their homes for five days so they objected. I think I would probably object too at the prospect of not being able to park within a couple of miles of my house and then having to put up with the rowdy after-gig crowds?
The residents successfully lodged an objection to the extra gigs and they were canceled. This was sort of unfortunate for the
idiots morons tone deaf people who had already bought tickets for the extra gigs but c'est la vie.
I gather they managed to arrange refunds for the extra gigs, so you would think that would be the end of it?
Garth Brooks announced that it was five gigs or nothing. That sounded like an excellent suggestion as they could then cancel the lot and blame it on Brooks.
But then the locals started protesting again. Now they want the full five concerts as they want their kids to be employed in the local pubs and in chip-vans and the like instead of loafing around selling drugs and robbing cars [did I mention this is Dublin's Northside we're talking about?]. The council said a decision had been made and that it was two gigs or nothing.
So now we have half the residents protesting that they don't want the extra gigs because their lives will be disrupted. The other half of the residents are protesting that they want the five gigs so their kids can sell hot-dogs instead of heroin. Garth Brooks is saying it's a case of all or nothing. The concert promoters are running around like headless chickens and are to fly to Merka to try to reason with Brooks. And now the Law has stepped in and is investigating claims that some of the protests that were lodged were forgeries.
All in all it's a bit of a mess.
Personally I couldn't give a shite. As far as I am concerned they can run the five or cancel the lot. I feel no sympathy for the fans as they are stupid enough to fork out a fortune to hear a third rate Merkan country singer. I feel little sympathy for anyone who chose to live in the shadow of a fucking football stadium.
I just wish they'd shut the fuck up and get on with it.