22nd July 1999
We have recieved a
number of complaints from some R.E.M.fans who attended there
concert at Landsdown Road on Fri. l6th last. The tickets which
cost £29.50 state that the gates opened at 7.00pm. The support
acts were advertised as Paddy Casey and Divine Comedy. One could
safely assume that if the gates opened at 7.00pm then the show
would commence within 30 Minutes to an hour after opening, and
the main act would be on stage at around 10.00pm.
Instead when some of our local contingent arrived at 8.00pm they discovered that R.E.M. were going on stage and that they had missed the support acts. They subsequently learned that the gates had opened at 5pm and the concert commenced at 6.30. Others arrived at 9.30 only to get the tail end of the show.
Naturally there was a lot of disappointment and complaints. We contacted local ticket agents Laser Discs who were totally unaware of what happened. So we contacted the promoters M.C.D. who informed us that if we had a complaint we should write to them at 7 Park Road Dun Laorloige.
Well M.C.D. there are 30 dissatisfied R.E.M. fans in Douglas and they would like an explanation. So how about one?
DOUGLAS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES !
Douglas Community Association Ltd is
this year celebrating its 30th year serving the wider Douglas
community. During those years approximately £250,000 has been
spent providing and upgrading facilities. Among the Centres
current users are Clubs and Organisations such as: Oscail Club;
PreSchool Playgroup; Douglas Playground Development Committee;
Meals on Wheels; Weight Watchers; Cub Scouts; Southern Health
Board; Cork County Council and many more.
The Associations Executive this year intends to activate a Douglas Community Council which it is envisaged would act as a forum to facilitate discussion and action on matters of mutual interest in the wider community. The Executive would be very pleased to hear from all Residents Associations; Sporting Clubs; other Organised Groups and interested individuals who would wish to be affiliated to the Douglas Community Council. Please contact: The Secretary, Douglas Community Association Ltd., Church Road, Douglas.
SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO MAUREEN O'DRISCOLL
FROM YOUR DEAR FRIENDS & FORMER NEIGHBOURS
EILEEN & JANE