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Ian Brown’s fans take umbrage

When details of the Ian Brown show at the Big Top in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were announced, On The Records gallery of erudite posters chuckled long and hard. He’ll never pull 5,000 punters, you cackled. He can’t sing, you sniggered. …

Mon, Aug 20, 2007, 11:41

   

When details of the Ian Brown show at the Big Top in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were announced, On The Records gallery of erudite posters chuckled long and hard.

He’ll never pull 5,000 punters, you cackled.

He can’t sing, you sniggered.

He picks a fight with his sound engineer at every show, you alleged.

But Ian Brown’s fans were not going to be take this sitting down. Over the last week, they’ve started to come here and outline the case for the defence.

Here’s Damien Phelan:

You guys cannot be serious, Brown is massive in Ireland and every performance in Ireland (apart from the ambassador) has been top drawer. Was also at Dublin castle, and the audience wanted him to keep playing.

And Bam Murkjera:

Where are you people getting this rubbish from? Last year he sold out 4 nights in a row at the Ambassador, thats what.. 2000 people a night, then he sold out Dublin Castle again in April which is massive itself, he’ll easily fit a headline slot at this.

And Nath:

Ian Brown is a legend, even if his voice can be a bit off on stage, he’s a great front man & his legacy alone is worth the entrance fee ..where do all the saps on this forum come from?? ‘oh, Ian Brown is soooo yesterday’ ..get a grip

And, best of all, King Monkey:

Could all the anodyne Coldplay fans get off this forum and go back to reading Maeve Binchy novels. Ian Brown is a musical legend. Everybody thought after the split that he would wilt but after 4 excellent and original solo albums the king is alive and well. Adore me.

That’s us told so.

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