Neil Finn included a tongue-in-cheek thank you to residents of the nearby Toaster building, as Crowded House played their final concert at the Sydney Opera House.
The singer drew howls of laughter from the crowd as he addressed the harbour-front residence, now known as Bennelong Apartments, at the band’s fourth and final Encore show on Sunday night.
Neil questioned why they bought the multi-million dollar residences after they recently protested against the concerts taking place on the Opera House forecourt, which has a rich history of hosting some of the biggest acts in the world.
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Acknowledgment: Neil Finn included a tongue-in-cheek thank you to residents of the Toaster building as Crowded House played their final concert at Sydney Opera House on Sunday
In a thinly veiled dig, he said: ‘There’s some nice people in there. When they bought their $7 million apartment they thought there’s going to be some nice music to listen to. So let’s hear it for them.’
Twitter quickly jumped on the 58-year-old’s comment, taking great joy in his mocking of the Sydney Opera House Concerned Citizens Group, who had tried to have the event shut down on the grounds of ‘noise and sleep disruption’.
ABC newsreader Matthew Bevan offered a witty riposte, commenting: ‘Lol toaster burn.’
Another user praised the ‘awesome dig’ before one commenter urged the band to buy the apartment below broadcaster Alan Jones – a Toaster resident and vocal opponent of the gigs.
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