To suggest that she might "take on the arrogance of some of the pop music world's singers" is outrageous.
If my memory serves me right, Hayley did in her own way mention her regret of Nov, by saying "I'm so glad to be here at last.." and that was right after Hayley forgot her Mic.
If Hayley is arrogant then how come Hayley was being called away by Dave at the end of last night( due to autographs, photos and chatting) or would that member had preferred Hayley made herself even more ill that night by trying to do the concert in Nov when Hayley was clearly not well?
I think this member is being a little selfish and inconsiderate of Hayley in these statements. Just because we buy tickets to see Hayley does not automatically grant anyone the right to demand anything from her. Anyone else who was at the artist entrance last Nov when Hayley left would have no doubt as to how devastated Hayley was...
I think it is safe to say that we all know that Hayley is not arrogant, and the problem does not lay with her, but with the person that submitted the post. Obviously, they are unable to think outside their own bubble. I'm glad it was deleted. Hayley does not need to read things like that. I know I feel bad when I call in sick to work as about five people are relying on me, I can't even comprehend how Hayley would have felt letting down so many fans but feeling so helpless to do anything about it.
Thanks so much Graham, Grant and Dean for your excellent reports and wonderful photos from the event, it sounds like you had a fantastic time there! i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/hdjoespics/EEjdKsU.gif As for the person's comments about Hayley being arrogant, all I can say is that individual does not know Hayley like the rest of us do.
I find the statement made by this 'so called' Manchester fan disgraceful and reprehensible.
He is obviously totally unaware of the circumstances of the cancellation in that Hayley made a desperate attempt to give her performance when perhaps the wisest thing to do would have been to stay at home.
The fact that she did make the effort was, in my opinion, a very courageous thing to do but, after all the last thing Hayley would wish to do would be to disappoint anybody.
As Dean has already said, Hayley was devastated that night; has hopefully put the memory behind her and hopes never to repeat it.
As for the length of the concert, Hayley sings 17, sometimes 18 songs including encores which makes it one of Hayley's longer performances. As for Raven, they have always been received with gusto at every concert I've been to where they have played and last night was no exception.
May I suggest that this 'person' finds a suitable wall to bang his head against before someone does it for him!.
Many thanks for your reports and photo's - looking forward to your photos now Dean
It sounds as though this was a great concert with a few changes to the original programme that I would have seen at Northampton last November. I am really looking forward therefore to seeing for myself tonight at Cardiff.
Still on my 'Hayley High' from Saturday. She just gets better and better, both in sound and stage presence. As they say oop north, 'she was giving it some welly'. Hayley was not holding her voice back, that's for sure.
Also good to meet up with the HWI Members. At least we could chat whilst we were waiting for Hayley after the show. Something to take our minds off the cold.
Thanks, Grant and Dean, for washing the bad taste out of my mouth. I want to find a way to see Hayley again more than ever. Incidentally, Sue will be coming home from hospital tomorrow, and I will be working from home fro a few days. I have an understanding boss, and a number of documentation tasks to catch up on.
I'm still on a high after Saturday! Hayley just gets better (if that is possible). I really enjoyed the venue, it was a good arena to show off Hayley's talent. It was nice to meet up with some fellow fans again and some new faces too. My mate that came with me enjoyed it very much.