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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Heartbroken fans sticking by singer

Emma Jane Hade

Published 09/07/2014 | 02:30

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10 year old Garth Brooks fan Cameron Cloke from Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford photographed with his parents Donna Marie and Michael. Photo: Mary Browne
10 year old Garth Brooks fan Cameron Cloke from Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford photographed with his parents Donna Marie and Michael. Photo: Mary Browne
Darren Dunne, Kilconnell, Ballinasloe and Alan Kelly, Rathbrennan, Roscommon had tickets to all 5 Garth Brooks concerts.
Darren Dunne, Kilconnell, Ballinasloe and Alan Kelly, Rathbrennan, Roscommon had tickets to all 5 Garth Brooks concerts.
Garth Brooks fan Joanne St John
Garth Brooks fan Joanne St John

GARTH BROOKS' Irish fans have vowed their allegiance to the singer, despite the fact that they have been left bitterly disappointed after his five dates in Croker were axed.

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Cameron Cloke – who became a viral hit after his parents pretended they were unable to get Garth tickets and put a video of his reaction online – burst into tears as he found out that the Oklahoma singer would not take to the Dublin stage after all.

The schoolboy had been due to attend on the Sunday night, and had his special T-shirt and cowboy hat at the ready. His father Michael, who was due to attend two of the concerts, said that his 10-year-old son was "very upset" last night.

"Since we told him he has just been crying," he explained.

Super fan Joanne St John said that she can understand why the 52-year-old "doesn't feel welcome" here anymore.

"I am absolutely devastated, heartbroken," the disappointed woman said last night.

Undoubtedly the most disappointed fans in the country were Alan Kelly and Darren Dunne.

The friends had opted to forgo a foreign summer holiday in favour of attending all five Dublin dates and had even booked into Bono's Clarence Hotel for the duration of Brooks' Irish stint. "I suppose I am bit cut up alright," Mr Dunne said.

The 32-year-old estimated that his Brooks holiday was going to set him back at least €2,000.

However, Brooks is expected to announce a world tour tomorrow evening, and Mr Dunne said he would travel wherever he had to in a bid to get a glimpse of the star.

"We'll get to him anyway," he added. "He was right in what he did."

Irish Independent

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