Oasis fan puts blades of GRASS from Liam Gallagher gig on eBay

Some might pay! Oasis fan puts blades of GRASS from Liam Gallagher’s Knebworth gig on eBay and watches bidding soar past £65,000

  • David Watson, 35, placed grass ‘in his shorts’ from Knebworth gig on Saturday
  • When he returned home, he listed the item on eBay with a £5 starting price 
  • Mr Watson couldn’t believe it when more than 100 bids were placed in few days
  • He is now planning to buy a ‘bouncy castle business’ if he receives the money

An Oasis mega fan who put blades of grass he collected from Liam Gallagher’s Knebworth gig on eBay as ‘a joke’ has reached over £65,000 in bids.

David Watson, 35, put the grass ‘in his shorts’ while he was watching the former Oasis frontman’s show at Knebworth, Hertfordshire, on Saturday. 

When he returned home, ‘hungover’ Mr Watson listed the item on eBay with a £5 starting price – but was left stunned when the item had gained more than 100 bids just three days later.

The graphic designer quipped he plans to buy a ‘bouncy castle business’ if he receives the money for the flora, which he collected close to the concert’s main stage.

But he’s not ‘confident’ the final winner will shell out for the grass – and said he would instead settle for a shout from his hero, Liam.

He said: ‘I jokingly said I’m going to pick some grass and put it on eBay, and when we were watching one of the acts, I grabbed some and put it in my shorts.

‘When I got back, I whacked it on for a fiver, and now it’s accrued tens of thousands.’

David Watson, 35, put the grass ‘in his shorts’ while he was watching the former Oasis frontman’s show at Knebworth, Hertfordshire, on Saturday

When he returned home, ‘hungover’ Mr Watson (pictured at the gig) listed the item on eBay with a £5 starting price – but was left stunned then the item had gained more than 100 bids and reached an eye-watering figure in the tens of thousands of pounds, just three days later

The graphic designer quipped he plans to buy a ‘bouncy castle business’ if he receives the money for the flora, which he collected close to the concert’s main stage

He added: ‘There’s a bloke selling his bouncy castle business for £20,000, and I told my girlfriend if I get paid, I’ll buy that as it’s the only way to make money with inflation at the moment.

‘But I don’t think they’re going to pay out to be honest. I think it might be people having a wind-up, and I don’t want to be confident.

‘If Liam gave me a shout out, that would obviously be great though.’

Mr Watson, from Stourbridge, West Mids, was inspired to list the item after a festivalgoer’s ‘bottle of air’ from a gig reached tens of thousands of pounds on eBay.

He said: ‘I had the idea on the drive down there.

‘Years ago, someone sold some air from a Stone Roses gig, and I think that went for about £65,000 on eBay.

‘So I jokingly said I’m going to pick some grass and stick it up on Sunday.’

But he’s not ‘confident’ the final winner will shell out for the grass – and said he would instead settle for a shout from his hero, Liam Gallagher

Starry-eyed Mr Watson said he began reading up on eBay’s terms and conditions concerning buyers’ obligations after the price of the grass began to skyrocket

Mr Watson, who has seen Oasis over ten times and has gone to Belgium to watch Liam Gallagher play, went to the concert with his girlfriend, which he described as ‘amazing’.

And when he got home last Sunday, he decided to stick the grass on the online auction site for a laugh as he had promised.

He said: ‘We were both quite hungover, and I said ‘I’m going to whack this on eBay’ as a joke.

‘I used the see-through bag that I took my liquids on a plane to Spain with a few weeks ago, and I took a photo and stuck it on eBay and that was it.’

On Sunday, after his post was shared by the Oasis Mania Fanpage on Twitter, Mr Watson said he was shocked to find his grass at the centre of a bidding war.

He said: ‘It went to about £50, and I text my girlfriend and said, ‘You’ll never believe this’. And then about an hour later it was at £5,000. I thought, ‘This is a joke.’

Over the next two days, Mr Watson’s phone didn’t stop buzzing as fans piled in to raise the price of the listing even further.

Mr Watson, who has seen Oasis over ten times and has gone to Belgium to watch Liam Gallagher play, went to the concert with his girlfriend, which he described as ‘amazing’

Speaking on Tuesday, he said: ‘My phone hasn’t stopped all day. I’ve been struggling to work through it. It keeps flashing up.’

‘God knows what it will reach, but it would be nice to beat the Stone Roses air, which was around £65,000.’

Starry-eyed Mr Watson said he began reading up on eBay’s terms and conditions concerning buyers’ obligations after the price of the grass began to skyrocket.

He said: ‘Obviously, I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading up on it, but I think the winner can just say they’re not going to pay.

‘After that, I think it goes to the second-highest bidder, and after that, I’m not sure if it goes to the third or fourth or fifth – their FAQs are quite vague.’

‘But I’m not out to make money. It’s not an entrepreneurial scheme or anything like that.

‘We were just having a few ciders at the gig and the Stone Roses came into my head – and then on Sunday night I thought why not try it.’

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