helsinkibaby: (natekensihug)
So for those of you not familiar with the ongoing Garth Brooks saga in Ireland, he was supposed to play five dates in Croke Park in Dublin in July, over my birthday weekend. Dad was getting work tickets, so we were ok. Two dates sold in jig time, they added a third, then a fourth, then a fifth. 400,000 tickets sold, some 70,000 from overseas. Huge deal. 370 Local residents objected, with some 200 of the complaints now proven to be forgeries. (To be fair, CP is in a residential area, with an agreement, some say written, some say gentlemans agreement, of only 3 gigs per year.. One Direction played three in May.. Most of us thought an agreement had been reached beforehand. Apparently not.)

In Ireland, all outdoor gigs over 5000 people are sold "subject to license" , a normally useless line that means nothing, except in this case. Because Dublin City Council last Thursday announced only 3 concerts would be permitted to go ahead.

GB issued a statement "For us it's five shows or none at all".

Crisis talks all week.

Today, the announcement - all five shows are off.

I am gutted. Didn't realise how much I was looking forward to the concerts until now. I may have told my husband that I just needed to be alone with a bottle of wine and my disappointment. And when I say "I may," I mean I did.

Poo!
helsinkibaby: (the following_mikedebra_eyesex)
First person to get the title reference and comment with it, a pairing and a prompt gets a ficlet. I hope!

Reason for the title? Just announced, Garth Brooks is coming to Ireland. To play Croke Park! In July! Two days before my birthday!!!! It's like he's doing it just for me!!! (Ok and smiley_b and the other 85000 people who will see him each night but leave me my fantasy!)

Happy early birthday!!!

The Following is back on our screens tomorrow, not sure when I'll see it. But I am spoiled, since that show broke my heart last year. Now practising shocked faces for when I see it with Himself.

How much longer til midterm?!
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So, looking at stuff on youtube and this comes up....George Strait. And Garth Brooks. On the stage. Singing together. Garth literally taking his hat off to his hero. I got chills.



Also, in YouTubing for the last post, I came across this gem which I had never seen, from the Night Moves special in 1991. Brian Orser and Katarina Witt skating to Lady in Red. It is cheesetastic and mullet-tastic in ways that only 90s skating could be.



And just because, my two favourite bits of this year's CMA Awards --





And also, guess who has this movie winging her way to her on DVD? THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE!

helsinkibaby: (the following_mikedebra_eyesex)
8 Post a song that makes you want to write. (Or gets you in the mood to read All Of The Fanfic.)

I am on the phone at the moment so can't embed a YouTube clip, however one of the many songs I love for an answer like this is Tim McGraw's One of those Nights. I first heard it when I was falling hard for Debra/Mike and I always see them in my head when I listen to it.

lyrics under the cut )

I will embed the video as soon as I get to a computer!

ETANot fond of the official video, so have a live performance from last year's CMAs!

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