Bruce Springsteen fans lodge complaints about 'appalling' sound quality at Croke Park
Published 28/05/2016 | 12:26
While Bruce Springsteen's first gig at Croke Park on Friday night was deemed a resounding success by the vast majority in attendance, a number of fans were disappointed by the sound in the Dublin stadium.
A small selection of the 80,000 fans in attendance took to social media to complain about the sound quality, which appeared to be a particular issue in the stands, including Cusack, Davin and Hogan.
Some fans claimed that many people left the concert early due to their dissatisfaction with the sound.
Sound quality appeared to be best on the pitch.
Organisers Aiken Promotions have also revealed that they received complaints, but say that these were acted upon during the three and a half hour concert.
"A small number of complaints in relation to sound were brought to organisers’ attention, and we in turn brought them to the sound engineers’ attention and believe they were rectified," they said in a statement.
This would appear to be corroborated by Fingal County Councillor Darragh Butler who tweeted about the "appalling" sound in Upper Hogan around 8pm.
However, he later tweeted that it had "improved somewhat" so the gig "turned out okay after all!".
sound at gigs in Croke Park is a constant problem.. was bad last night at times for #bruce , but was dreadful for u2 both times i saw them— McConnellDaniel (@McConnellDaniel) May 28, 2016
Despite the reported sound issues, however, the vast majority of fans were thrilled with the gig.
Tip for gigs at Croke park. If you want good sound avoid the stands. The pitch is your friend. #brucespringsteen— Baz (@bazlyons) May 27, 2016
It's not the 1st time there have been problems with sound in Croke Park. It's a crap concert venue if watching from the stands!— Peter Heylin (@pheylin) May 27, 2016
Beautiful Bruce... It's still light in Croke Park at 9.30pm... The sound could be better in Cusack but the Boss FAB! pic.twitter.com/q5xT1nhiJa— Tamso Doyle (@Tamso) May 27, 2016
People are leaving coz of the sound. Are u mad? It's croke Park, the sound is never going to be perfect. #BruceSpringsteen— Suzanne (@LittleSis87) May 27, 2016
From the Davin Stand, the sound for Bruce Springsteen is cat. All the songs are melding into one— Shane Stapleton (@ShaneSaint) May 27, 2016