It’s the comeback tour millions of fans were waiting for.
But Whitney Houston’s latest concerts have far from lived up to the hype, and some fans, who paid up to $200 for the privilege of being able to see the diva perform in Australia, have been left angry and disappointed by what they describe as the “worst concerts ever”.
““She couldn’t entertain a dead rat to be honest,” was the verdict of one concert-goer after the first lacklustre show in Brisbane. And the reception for her second concert in Sydney wasn’t much better… People who attended said Whitney struggled to hit the high notes in performances of her biggest hits, including ‘I Will Always Love You’.
But not everyone shares such a scathing view of the performances. Whitney Houston’s publicist insists the tour is “going great”.
Have you ever been let down by a gig? We on the World Today team have been comparing our own most disappointing experiences: there was the time that David witnessed a worse-for-wear Nina Simone at Ronnie Scott’s. Mike’s worst experience was when he went to see Air — two blokes sitting behind a keyboard for 45 minutes couldn’t quite hold his attention! I (Emma) saw Cat Power in London a few years ago – she was known then for suffering from severe stage fright. She couldn’t complete any of her songs properly and, when she went over her allotted concert time, muzak was played loudly over the speakers to try and force her off the stage… truly humiliating! So, what’s the worst concert you’ve ever been to? Let us know and tune in to the World Today on Sunday from 0700-0900 GMT for more cringeworthy concert stories!