During the 3rd set at tonight’s Semi Final of the Australian Open in Melbourne we had a light rig failure so the sound people decided to play some music to entertain the crowd while they were trying to sort out the issue.
They picked none other than what’s become a huge crowd pleaser at sporting venues here in Australia and that being Neil’s “Sweet Caroline”.
During the song John decided t0 praise Neil up and spoke at length about how Neil was performing here in Australia and had to interrupt his concert schedule to fly back for the induction ceremony and then he went on to tell how many felt Neil was never a favourite in the Rock circles and was considered more of a Pop artist (I agree) He then went on to say how Neil let the crowd attending have a serve which we’ve all seen that video clip of it. How does John know all this you ask ? he was there in the crowd at the ceremony.
Honestly I think John’s a bit of a closet Neil Fan from the way he spoke so fondly of him.