Garth Brooks was a late addition to the Biden-Harris inauguration yesterday, but the country star turned up to sing 'Amazing Grace' for the new US president and vice-president.
However, Irish Twitter has not - and clearly WILL NEVER - forget our treatment at the hands of Brooks.
If you'll cast your mind back to 2014, you may recall that the 'Friends in Low Places' singer planned no less than five gigs at Croke Park. In fact, yesterday was coincidentally the 7th anniversary of the press conference at Croke Park to announce the gigs.
It may have been seven years ago, but we Irish are well capable of holding a grudge, as Twitter has shown...
Irish Twitter rushing to get their Garth Brooks Croke Park tweets out pic.twitter.com/f3CgKU8ZZj
— Rebecca Side B (@rebtool) January 20, 2021
Garth Brooks still owes us 5 nights in Croker never forget
— Alan Reynolds (@bigal93) January 20, 2021
Not sure Irish Twitter can survive Garth Brooks singing at the #Inauguration
— Hugh O'Connell (@oconnellhugh) January 20, 2021
Hearing Joe Biden will sign his first Executive Order confirming Garth Brooks for five nights at Croke Park.
— Brian Lloyd (@BrianMLloyd) January 20, 2021
So, this is the ticket an Irish person needed to see Garth Brooks perform live. 🎤 🎫 https://t.co/WQoF0ayAha
— Mark Tighe (@marktigheST) January 20, 2021
Garth Brooks departs without mentioning the Croke Park debacle
— Conor Gallagher (@ConorGallaghe_r) January 20, 2021
🚨BREAKING: Garth Brooks appointed Secretary for Jean & Sheux 🚨 pic.twitter.com/t2NlFBJONX
— Richie McCormack (@RichieMcCormack) January 20, 2021
Biden had a good relationship with Ireland until they brought out Garth Brooks. Doesn’t he know his Irish history? #Inauguration2021
— TwistedDoodles (@twisteddoodles) January 20, 2021
Garth Brooks in his jeans is very young lad at his confirmation mortifying his mam pic.twitter.com/b8YooFAfEi
— Muireann O'Connell (@MuireannO_C) January 20, 2021
Garth Brooks got clearance from the Secret Service to perform at the presidential inauguration but not from Dublin City Council to do matinee shows in Croke Park
— Tara Gráinne Ní Chonghaile (@TaraGrace_) January 20, 2021
Dublin City Council watching Garth Brooks performing at Biden’s inauguration: pic.twitter.com/SuqfQ4GraP
— Andrew Ryan (@Andrew_Ryan19) January 20, 2021
lol all the Americans loving Garth Brooks & talking him up, but the aulones of Dublin will never forget.
— something nice (@kiminthebar) January 18, 2021
The finest tribute Biden could have paid to his Irish heritage: a Garth Brooks gig#InaugurationDay
— Emma Langford (@ELangfordMusic) January 20, 2021
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) January 20, 2021