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New & Noteworthy: Westlife says thanks (but not goodbye)

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

You know, sort of a “Geez, it was brilliant of you to spend your allowance on us” type of thing. Expect the requisite XOXOXOXOXOX’s (hugs and kisses, to you old fogies) and personal messages from the lads about how the fans mean everything to them, some admonitions to stay in school, and a bit of blather about following your dreams. None of which the fans will see if they don’t fork over the 20 quid for the album. Quick, like.
Of course, it would be impossible to include the name of every last Westlife fan on earth — why, here in the Irish Echo offices alone, the number swells to way over, um, two. That’s why the boys have decided to limit their shout-outs to the members of the official Westlife fan club.
“It’s a way to say thank you for all their support,” explained a band insider. “The boys could not have done it without their help.”
Indeed, Westlife could no have done a lot of things without the help of their fans. One of the most visible perks was the purchase of five identical Porshe sportscars — “Toys for boys,” as one of the bandmembers noted in the group’s weekly Sunday World column. (Maybe they should be saying “Thank you very much.”)
In more Westlife news, we hear that the guys are laughing off rumors that the release of the greatest hits album signals the end of the line for the far-from-quiescent quintet. The band has reportedly signed a

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