Whitney doesn't always have it all
Whitney Houston is currently touring Australia and I just don't understand how the media, and members of the general public can be so surprised that the modern diva's concerts have been somewhat average. Headlines are shouting out things like "Whitney Houston fans will battle for a refund" and "Houston has a problem as Oz tour opens".
To those who paid obscene amounts of money to see Houston perform, I ask you: have you had your head up your butt for the last 15 years? Take this young lass for instance, quoted on News.com.au :
" 'I paid $250 and got a $350 package for the weekend, but I'm a bit concerned about it because I heard in Brisbane she only did a few songs, walked off throughout the show and her voice wasn't that good,' said 20-year-old Jess Morton from North Sydney."
How can people like young Jess be surprised that a woman who recently kicked a ten-year Crack smoking habit wouldn't be able to perform the way she did in her prime? Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking Whitney, I commend her for getting her life back on track but if I was a fan and I'd forked out to see the show I would be expecting a performance that's rough around the edges. Wouldn't any sane person be expecting that? Perhaps Ms Houston is over extending herself, and perhaps Andrew McManus Productions have been over zealous by asking such ridiculous prices for tickets, but ultimately who are these people that don't use their brains when deciding whether to attend or not?