Friday, November 16, 2007

Don't just ask for your money back: Be glad you were there

Times: Staggering, slurring and too little singing puts £1 million tour in doubt

This week, the pop singer Amy Winehouse gave a disastrous performance at Birmingham. Hardly surprising when she is overwhelmed by addiction to drugs and alcohol and her husband has just been put in jail. It is sad that people can get so messed up.

Apparently, she could barely sing that night. When fans booed her, she called them 'mugs' for buying a ticket.

Unsurprisingly some people want their money back. However, I think they ought to be glad that they were present at a moment in pop music history.

Amy Winehouse has enough talent to be remembered as an artist. In years to come, people are going to talk about Amy Winehouse's drug-fuelled meltdown. They are going to talk about her incompetent performance this week in Birmingham and the tragedy of it all. The people who attended the concert will be able to talk about how bad she was at every music festival they attend.

And probably their concert ticket will be worth a bit too.

2 comments:

SolaMeanie said...

Seeing things like this (coupled with our own pop tarts here in the U.S. like Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan etc...is heartbreaking. All the more because it seems that they have only enablers around them instead of people who will lovingly confront them with the truth.

Thankfully, no one is beyond God's reach. I pray for their repentance and salvation.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Indeed.