The Waterboys,In concert In Croom 1989
In May 1989 they helped Sharon Shannon launch her first album ,she plays Glastonbury with them in June 1989,A “Bang on the Ear “ is released and makes number one in the Irish Charts, European American Tours followed.
In December 1989 the Waterboys embarked on a Christmas Tour, the Community Centre, Croom, Co. Limerick was one of the venues. I remember it well as it was packed to rafters as the saying goes. On stage that night in Croom with them was Sharon Shannon who is now as major star. The rest of the line up that night Scott, Wickham, Thistlewaite, Hutchinson, Bridgeman and Blakey. The Whole of the Moon was played the place went mad ,people were dancing , bopping their heads to the music .The heat was unbearable inside the community centre that night as all the well known tracks were played the majority from the Fisherman’s Blues a concert to remember and an early Christmas Present. I wish I had brought a spare t -shirt that night though, but it was worth it .The Waterboys were at the height of their career then as the group began to drift apart the following year...The Waterboys Ticket is now pride in my collection….