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Garth Brooks And the Screaming Bridies

Blame it all on his roots.  Garth Brooks has threatened to pull out of all five Dublin shows after the city council refused to give him a licence for more than three.  Now, unless my memory has gone badly wrong, the original plan was to have Garth playing one, or maybe two, gigs in Dublin, but that increased to three, then four and finally five due to popular demand.

Greed in other words.  Garth’s finely-tuned antennae detected that there are enough idiots in this country to keep a bad country singer like him in business for the rest of his life and he decided he was going to ride that electric bull like there’s no tomorrow.  Yee-Haw!


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Unfortunately for him, for Aiken Promotions and for the Grab-All Association, the locals around Croke Park saw things differently.  Sick of being stopped by stewards and policemen every time they try to enter or leave their homes, they said No.  So what if four hundred thousand blow-dried culchies don’t get to listen to a bland, mediocre gobshite who isn’t fit to lick the alligator-skin boots of Guy Clarke or Rodney Crowell?

What a pity Dublin City Council saw fit to justify their refusal with a set of half-arsed excuses that only a five-year-old would believe.   They refused permission for the first two nights on the grounds of noise, traffic disruption and illegal parking because, as everyone knows, that sort of thing only happens on Mondays and Tuesdays.  The rest of the week should be just fine.

They also cited potential antisocial behaviour, because of course, as we all know, the over-fifties go completely crazy at the start of the week, before their meds get a chance to kick in.

Why didn’t Dublin City Council just come straight out and ban the whole thing on the grounds that Garth Brooks is a twat, the same as his fans, and they don’t want Dublin overrun with half a million screaming Bridies for a full week, as if the All-Irelands aren’t bad enough?

Why not tell the truth?

Why not strike a blow for music and musicians everywhere by declaring Dublin a Brooks-free zone, now and forever?  And while they’re at it, maybe they could extend the ban to Bono.

For us, it is five shows or none at all, according to Garth Brooks.

Good.  It’s none at all, then.

 

9 replies on “Garth Brooks And the Screaming Bridies”

How much more filthy lucre do the GAA want? Is there any limit to their greed? Like a crack addiction. There’s no stopping these people. The whole area around Croke Park is put under under lockdown during these concerts. A nightmare for residents. It’s like the Celtic Tiger never ended for the crack addicts who run the GAA. And, fuck the residents. Who will put an end to this madness? Will they ever be held to account?

That’s a very old, almost flattering photo of Garth you have there. He’s way porkier now. Head like an over-streched balloon.

Well sure if Garth does not want to do the 3 concerts maybe Gerry can stand-in for him. Here is our bearded friend singing on Newstalk….
Listen–Gerry-Adams-sings-his-favourite-Garth-Brooks-song

He might even add “Our day will come” and “Hello Mary Lou” to the playlist….

“For us, it is five shows or none at all, according to Garth Brooks.

Good. It’s none at all, then.”

and so it cam to pass

NONE! Yipee!

“So what if four hundred thousand blow-dried culchies don’t get to listen to a bland, mediocre gobshite who isn’t fit to lick the alligator-skin boots of Guy Clarke or Rodney Crowell?”

Now that, Sir – is a question. Garth ain’t real country. His lyrics sound like somebody cut and pasted sentences from an Oprah show transcript so they would rhyme. He is a bloated 50-something who couldn’t rope a dead cat with a hool-a-hoop. Baffled about his appeal and the extent of this furore.

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