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    Enrique mania and other tales of angry fans

    a3oij50zforvo976hiiqs2jsd4zog8FANS of Tom Jones have been doing it for years, but women at an Enrique Iglesias gig in Sri Lanka have caused outrage by flinging their underwear at him.

    Indignation at their behaviour is running so high that the country’s president has said the organisers should be “whipped with toxic stingray tails” as punishment.

    Maithripala Sirisena voiced his shock yesterday after hearing of the women’s antics at the pre-Christmas gig in the capital of Colombo.

    Overcome with emotion at seeing their hero, the Sri Lankan fans had stripped off their underwear and thrown it at him with some storming the stage to try to cuddle and kiss him.

    “This is most uncivilised behaviour that goes against our culture,” said Sirisena yesterday.

    “I don’t advocate that these uncivilised women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails, but those who organised such an event should be.”

    Stingray tail whipping was used in medieval times in Sri Lanka for hardened criminals and the phrase is still used as an expression of extreme disapproval.

    The president also condemned the cost of the concert tickets which sold for up to £235.


    NO comment has been made by the event organisers but Iglesias fans are not the only ones to make the headlines.

    In August, Taylor Swift fans revolted against a New York wine-bar owner for refusing to play the singer’s songs on a loop.

    Ballaro owner Denyse Santoro agreed to play two songs but was heartily abused when she drew the line at playing more.

    “They were screaming “BOO, YOU SUCK!” at me and my waiting staff because Taylor Swift wasn’t playing on our sound system… after the two songs ended and the playlist moved on to other artists, they started complaining even more and it escalated. They started screaming that the songs I played weren’t the right ones and I was told that, ‘this place is sh*t, the music and the people here suck.’ I was then told: ‘Go back to your country with that f***ing immigrant face.’”

    The group of 15 were kicked out but left without paying their £335 bill and the pavement in front of the restaurant was daubed with obscene graffiti following the dispute.


    FANS of the Star Wars films also lost the rag when a malfunctioning projector in California prematurely revealed the ultimate twist in the latest movie in the franchise.

    The unfortunate projectionists was subject to the abuse of hundreds of screaming fans at a midnight screening of Star Wars:The Force Awakens.

    “Projector at Star Wars midnight 3D show at the Arclight ruined, stopped, then started again towards the end of the movie,” said student Erik Melendez who caught the frenzy on his phone. “The movie was spoiled and everyone in the theatre went crazy.”

    While the Star Wars fans could be forgiven for their frustration, more puzzling is pop star Justin Bieber’s reaction to Norwegian fans who apparently got in his way when he was trying to clean something off the stage at his gig in Oslo.

    “What are you doing?. I said stop it. Guys, yo, listen to me! I’m trying to wipe the floor, give me a second,” Bieber yelled while apparently trying to wipe something a fan had spilled on the floor of the stage.

    When the fans kept getting in his way he stormed off shouting: “Never mind. I’m done. I’m not doing the show. I’m not doing the show.”

    He later apologised, claiming it had been a “rough week”.


    NO doubt his army of “Beliebers” will get over it but the Beatles’ were never forgiven by one of their most powerful fans when they inadvertently snubbed Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Philippines.

    She invited the group to a breakfast reception at the Presidential Palace during the band’s 1966 world tour but manager Brian Epstein politely turned it down without realising the consequences.

    A furious Marcos made the snub public on state radio and TV and the band’s police protection was withdrawn. When Epstein tried to apologise during a TV interview it was blacked out by the state-controlled channel.

    The group’s hotel was attacked by an angry mob and as the Beatles left their rooms to flee to the airport, staff lined the corridors to hurl abuse at them.

    Demonstrators at the airport tried to hit them and road manager Mal Evans was kicked and beaten. The four Beatles escaped injury by hiding amongst a group of monks and nuns but other members of their entourage were hit and kicked.

    Once on the plane, Epstein was ordered off and forced to pay £6,800 in “tax” from the Manila shows before being allowed to leave.


    AUSTRALIAN pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer are the latest to cause disappointment after blowing their nice guy image with a raunchy picture and interview in the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine.

    The band – Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin – have posed nude for the cover and confessions of their sexual conquests with groupies have caused hundreds of young hearts to break.

    “Hemming says they took full advantage of the attention,” states the interview. “They were wildest on their easy tours, when they’d go to bars to mingle with fans after shows. ‘When you put four young dudes on a tour bus, playing theatres, then arenas, you’re going to have sex with a lot of girls, I guess’, says Hemmings. ‘We had a good time.’ Multiple girls in one night? ‘Feel like I shouldn’t say’ he says with a smirk. ‘You could say the possibility of this is high… the possibilities are endless’.”

    Their innocent fans hoping that it’s not true.

    “I really, really hope that Rolling Stones article is fake because if not then the reality of 5sos being nice guys is dead for real,” said one.

    Courtesy – The National

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