Oasis mega fan makes £65,000 selling blades of grass from Liam Gallagher performance on eBay

David Watson said he plans to buy a bouncy castle business if he gets the money for the grass, which he raised close to the concert’s main stage

David Watson at Liam Gallagher’s performance in Knebworth

An Oasis megafan can get a supersonic payout after a few blades of grass he collected during a Liam Gallagher gig reached over £65,000 on eBay.

David Watson, 35, said he originally posted the listing as a “joke” while being “hangover” after attending the former Oasis frontman’s sold-out show at Knebworth in Hertfordshire on Saturday.

Three days later, the innocuous item — with a starting price of £5 — had received over 100 bids, reaching a dazzling figure of tens of thousands of pounds.

The graphic designer said he plans to buy a “bouncy castle business” if he gets the money for the grass, which he raised close to the concert’s main stage.

But he’s not “sure” that the eventual winner will go for the grass — saying he’d settle for a shout from his hero, Liam instead.

At the time of writing, the blade of grass cost £65,100, plus 95 pence. The auction still has more than four days to go and has already received 114 bids.







The blade of grass David Watson took from Liam Gallagher’s festival site.

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The blade of grass had a starting price of £5

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“I joked that I was going to pick some grass and put it on eBay, and when we watched one of the acts, I grabbed some and tucked it into my shorts,” said David.

“When I got back, I saved it for a fiver, and now it’s built up to tens of thousands.”

He added: “There is a man who is selling his bouncy castle business for £20,000 and I have told my girlfriend that if I get paid I will buy it because at the moment it is the only way to make money with inflation.

“But honestly I don’t think they will pay out. I think it’s people who have a liquidation, and I don’t want to be sure.

“Of course if Liam would give me a shout, that would be great.”

David, from Stourbridge, West Midlands, was inspired to put the item on the list after a festival-goer’s “bottle of air” from a performance reached tens of thousands of pounds on eBay.







The blade of grass David Watson took from Liam Gallagher’s festival site.

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The Oasis fan can get a supersonic payout

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He said: “I had the idea on the ride down there.

“Years ago someone sold some air of a Stone Roses performance, and I think it went for about £65,000 on eBay.

“So I said jokingly that I’m going to pick some grass and stick that up on Sunday.”

David, who has seen Oasis more than 10 times and has gone to Belgium to see Liam Gallagher play, attended the concert with his girlfriend, which he described as “amazing”.

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







Liam Gallagher performs at Knebworth Park

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Liam Gallagher played to two sold-out crowds at the iconic Hertfordshire venue

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He said: “We were both really hungovers and I jokingly said, ‘I’m going to break this on eBay’.

“I used the clear bag I used to carry my liquids with on a plane to Spain a few weeks ago, and I took a picture and pasted it on eBay and that was it.”

On Sunday, after his post was shared by the Oasis Mania Fanpage on Twitter, David said he was shocked to discover his turf was at the center of a bidding war.

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

For the next two days, David’s phone didn’t stop buzzing as fans poured in to further increase the price of the offer.







Performances set up camp in Knebworth

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On Tuesday, he said: “My phone hasn’t been idle all day. I’m having a hard time getting through it. It keeps flashing.

“God knows what it will accomplish, but it would be nice to beat the Stone Roses sky, which was about £65,000.”

Starry David said he started reading about eBay’s terms and conditions regarding buyers’ obligations after the price of the grass started skyrocketing.

He said: “Of course I’ve read quite a bit about it, but I think the winner can say he’s 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 kind of vague.

“But I’m not out to make money. It’s not a business plan or anything like that.

“We were just having a few ciders during the gig and the Stone Roses popped into my head – and then on Sunday night I thought why not try it.”

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