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(The Irish Times)   Protesting a Garth Brooks stadium concert held just outside your home? Congrats, you're reacting to Irish showgoers' demonstrated inability to handle their booze   (irishtimes.com) divider line 23
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2014-07-07 03:07:47 PM  
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2014-07-07 03:50:07 PM  
"I thought you said Garth was gonna do a country song!"
"You failed to specify which country."
 
2014-07-07 04:04:38 PM  
Didnt know he was touring again
 
2014-07-07 04:12:28 PM  
Perhaps we can discuss my drinking problem over cocktails.

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2014-07-07 04:14:05 PM  
I didn't know he was still popular enough to fill a stadium.
 
2014-07-07 04:15:55 PM  
FTFA It is not normal for people to hit each other. It is not normal for people to drink so much they fall on top of other people.


This girl is Irish and she thinks this is abnormal behavior, she has led a sheltered life
 
2014-07-07 04:27:39 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Didnt know he was touring again


Didn't know he was drinkin' again'
 
2014-07-07 04:59:38 PM  
I've got friends in no places......

where the dirty whores sit on the faces

of dem rednick men.............

until they say 'When!'

/glad to see gArTh is drunk again. Loser.
 
2014-07-07 05:02:29 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Didnt know he was touring again


All of his daughters are about college age. He always said he would start touring when everyone was out of the house
 
2014-07-07 05:03:10 PM  

vernonFL: I didn't know he was still popular enough to fill a stadium.


Only outside the US. Much like Bruce Springsteen.
 
2014-07-07 05:05:19 PM  
Is it just me, or did this headline make little to no sense?
 
2014-07-07 05:21:45 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Is it just me, or did this headline make little to no sense?


It's wordy, for sure, yet I got it just fine.

Condensed version: Irish people are drunk assholes.
 
2014-07-07 07:58:13 PM  

mcreadyblue: vernonFL: I didn't know he was still popular enough to fill a stadium.

Only outside the US. Much like Bruce Springsteen.


Year of Total Fark says he sells out every U.S. show of his upcoming world tour with little or no effort.

Dude's got the U2/Rolling Stones/Elton John/Paul McCartney/George Strait factor. He hasn't put out any albums or songs people have cared about since the 90s, but folks will still pack stadiums to see him play the hits. In fact, I wouldn't doubt that the only reason he's doing this new tour is to break Strait's indoor concert attendance record.

The people who listened to him in their teens and twenties have money now. They'll pay whatever it costs. That's where the money is for live bands. Not teenagers listening now, the folks in their 30s and 40s who can and will cough up $200 a ticket to see the stuff they liked when they were teenagers.
 
2014-07-08 02:58:56 AM  

stoli n coke: mcreadyblue: vernonFL: I didn't know he was still popular enough to fill a stadium.

Only outside the US. Much like Bruce Springsteen.

Year of Total Fark says he sells out every U.S. show of his upcoming world tour with little or no effort.

Dude's got the U2/Rolling Stones/Elton John/Paul McCartney/George Strait factor. He hasn't put out any albums or songs people have cared about since the 90s, but folks will still pack stadiums to see him play the hits. In fact, I wouldn't doubt that the only reason he's doing this new tour is to break Strait's indoor concert attendance record.

The people who listened to him in their teens and twenties have money now. They'll pay whatever it costs. That's where the money is for live bands. Not teenagers listening now, the folks in their 30s and 40s who can and will cough up $200 a ticket to see the stuff they liked when they were teenagers.


I remember watching videos of his New York concert, they said it was sold old, and it's freakin New York City, not exactly a country western.  The guy has mass appeal and I'll gladly go to one of his shows if it's in my area and if tickets aren't actually $200.
 
2014-07-08 08:00:17 AM  

vernonFL: I didn't know he was still popular enough to fill a stadium.


He's sold 400,000 tickets here, that's about 8% of the population of this country. The amount of press coverage the whole thing is getting here is ridiculous. I live about a mile away from the stadium he's playing, it's a residential area and it's not fair to put the residents through that amount of crap.
 
2014-07-08 09:12:24 AM  

Cormee: vernonFL: I didn't know he was still popular enough to fill a stadium.

He's sold 400,000 tickets here, that's about 8% of the population of this country. The amount of press coverage the whole thing is getting here is ridiculous. I live about a mile away from the stadium he's playing, it's a residential area and it's not fair to put the residents through that amount of crap.


Question:

Was the arena there first or the residential housing?
 
2014-07-08 09:32:24 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Cormee: vernonFL: I didn't know he was still popular enough to fill a stadium.

He's sold 400,000 tickets here, that's about 8% of the population of this country. The amount of press coverage the whole thing is getting here is ridiculous. I live about a mile away from the stadium he's playing, it's a residential area and it's not fair to put the residents through that amount of crap.

Question:

Was the arena there first or the residential housing?


The stadium was purchased in 1913. All of the housing in the area is victorian, which would date it between 1860 and 1900, or thereabouts.

If your point was going to be "The residents knew it was a stadium before they purchased", it's not that simple - because it's primarily a sports stadium, and the GAA (the sports organisation who own it) gave an undertaking to have no more than 3 gigs there a year. There have already been three this year (One Direction played earlier this year), and the GAA and the promoter then went off and decided to hold another five, add that to GAA matches every second weekend during the summer and you can get an idea of why the residents are pissed off.
 
2014-07-08 12:08:03 PM  

Cormee: Jim from Saint Paul: Cormee: vernonFL: I didn't know he was still popular enough to fill a stadium.

He's sold 400,000 tickets here, that's about 8% of the population of this country. The amount of press coverage the whole thing is getting here is ridiculous. I live about a mile away from the stadium he's playing, it's a residential area and it's not fair to put the residents through that amount of crap.

Question:

Was the arena there first or the residential housing?

The stadium was purchased in 1913. All of the housing in the area is victorian, which would date it between 1860 and 1900, or thereabouts.

If your point was going to be "The residents knew it was a stadium before they purchased", it's not that simple - because it's primarily a sports stadium, and the GAA (the sports organisation who own it) gave an undertaking to have no more than 3 gigs there a year. There have already been three this year (One Direction played earlier this year), and the GAA and the promoter then went off and decided to hold another five, add that to GAA matches every second weekend during the summer and you can get an idea of why the residents are pissed off.


And the GAA matches are actually fun crowds.   I've wandered down to the grocery in my pajamas on game days and taken part in the simultaneous love/hate the Dub's parades.

Five nights of Garth is too much.
 
2014-07-08 12:19:45 PM  
Rent Party:

And the GAA matches are actually fun crowds.   I've wandered down to the grocery in my pajamas on game days and taken part in the simultaneous love/hate the Dub's parades.

Five nights of Garth is too much.


The pajama thing is hilarious, unique to Dublin (I think). I saw on a previous thread you lived in Drumcondra, I live just around the corner in Clontarf. I drive through the Five Lamps and the North Strand on my way home from work and to people dressed in their normal clothes, not pajamas, is quite unusual. It's all big fat chicks, in their pajamas with their John Player Blues hanging from their lips and a baby in each arm.

It's 0 nights of Garth now by the way! All the gigs have been cancelled. http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/garth-brooks - cancels-all-five-croke-park-concerts-30415548.html
 
2014-07-08 12:28:28 PM  

Cormee: Rent Party:

And the GAA matches are actually fun crowds.   I've wandered down to the grocery in my pajamas on game days and taken part in the simultaneous love/hate the Dub's parades.

Five nights of Garth is too much.

The pajama thing is hilarious, unique to Dublin (I think). I saw on a previous thread you lived in Drumcondra, I live just around the corner in Clontarf. I drive through the Five Lamps and the North Strand on my way home from work and to people dressed in their normal clothes, not pajamas, is quite unusual. It's all big fat chicks, in their pajamas with their John Player Blues hanging from their lips and a baby in each arm.


Howdy neighbor!  We own a place in Chappelgate, got married in the Iona Road parish church, and had the reception at the castle at Clontarf.   We've got probably five more years in the states before we go back.   I'm American (the wife is the Dubliner) so I had no idea pajamas was even a thing.  I just wanted to pick up some milk and pudding and was too lazy to get dressed.  The hurling match was a complete surprise.   

It's 0 nights of Garth now by the way! All the gigs have been cancelled. http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/garth-brooks - cancels-all-five-croke-park-concerts-30415548.html

I'm sure the entire nation will crumble now, what with the inevitable Garth Recession on the horizon.

Fark that guy.
 
2014-07-08 01:00:19 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Didnt know he was touring again


This was the kick off for his comeback tour, and I have at least 6 brothers and sisters who are furious at the moment. They've been waiting for this for almost a year.
 
2014-07-08 01:01:48 PM  

Cormee: I live just around the corner in Clontarf


My sister lives in Clontarf
 
2014-07-08 01:03:51 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Cormee: I live just around the corner in Clontarf

My sister lives in Clontarf


Near Castle Avenue and Clontarf Road
 
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