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QUIZ: How well do you remember the Garth Brooks saga?

It was an absolutely massive deal at the time, but how well were you paying attention…?

Source: Carlos via Flickr

IT MIGHT SEEM like a distant memory now, when the thunder was rolling all across the country and Dublin City Council was burning bridges with Garth Brooks.

There was not one aspect of the whole Garth concert controversy that was not weeded out and we want to know just how much you’re still storing in the back of your minds…

1. How many nights in Croke Park did Garth sell tickets for?
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Three
Five

Twenty
Garth was meant to play here?
2. How many tickets were sold in total to dedicated fans?
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14,000
200,000

400,000
500,000
3. Which part of Garth did the Wax Museum in Dublin lose?
National Wax Museum
His head
His hat

His ear
His torso
4. What kind of money would Garth have been bringing into Dublin’s economy?
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€40,000
€50 million

€65 million
€200 million
5. Why is this ten-year-old boy making this face?
He's just heard a Garth song for the first time
His mam is talking about how much she fancies Garth

He just found out Garth is actually his dad
His parents are playing a Garth-related prank on him
6. When did Aiken Promotions confirm ALL FIVE concerts were cancelled?
Mark Humphrey/PA
30 June
2 July

8 July
11 July
7. The Ambassador of which country offered the Lord Mayor of Dublin help with the Garth crisis?
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Mexico
France

Sweden
The United States
8. Which of these things did Garth NOT say he would do in order to meet Enda Kenny?
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Crawl
Drive

Swim
Fly
9. Where was this shop that dealt excellently with useless Garth merchandise?
Roscommon
Kildare

Monaghan
Donegal
10. Which minister staged this photo op dressed as a cowboy to try to encourage fans to come to Dublin even though the concerts were off?
Ruairi Caroll/Vine
Michael Noonan
Paschal Donohoe

Leo Varadkar
Joan Burton
11. “I want to ask you to do something to save this country from a complete shambles". Who said this?
Mark Humphrey/PA
A fan to Enda Kenny
Peter Aiken to Garth

Enda Kenny to Garth
A Fianna Fáil TD to Enda Kenny
12. How many articles did TheJournal.ie write about Garth this year?
Hardly any, sure ye barely covered it
361 articles

567 articles
17 million articles
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Much too Young
You could give Two Pina Coladas what happened with the Garth Brooks concerts.
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You scored out of !
Friends in Low Places
You were certainly in the loop but still Standing Outside the Fire.
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You scored out of !
More than a Memory
Wild Horses couldn't keep you from reading about every aspect of the Garth debacle.
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