"I don't care if they bring in Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, or the Stones, talking about the Stones, bring back the Stones, good ol' Fred and Barney."
In case you weren't aware, Garth Brooks is rumoured to be planning an Irish comeback for 2022. When the story broke on Virgin Media News on Monday night, the country joined together for one collective sigh - here we go again. Speaking about the saga on RTÉ One's 'Prime Time' last night, one Croke Park resident laid out how he is really feeling about the possible return of the country star.
Journalist and broadcaster Sarah McInerney spoke with Peter Branagan, a local Croke Park resident, on the current affairs show. As the presenter rightfully says, Peter "lays out his case very colourfully".
Speaking about the country singer wanting to do another five nights at the stadium, he said live on the show: "Garth Brooks can't do bo-diddley-squat unless he has the permission from Pairc an Chrocaigh Teoranta" (Croke Park's official business wing).
He continues: "It's Croke Park running the event, not Garth Brooks."
With a limit of three events per year allowed in the stadium, unless Dublin City Council say otherwise, Peter adds: "I don't care if they bring in Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, or the Stones, talking about the Stones, bring back the Stones, good ol' Fred and Barney. I don't care who they put in there."
Here's the interview for you.
Garth Brooks is allegedly planning another five-night stint in the capital's stadium in an attempt to make up for his previous dramatic cancellation in 2014, which made headlines around the world.