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Thread #126835   Message #2833395
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
08-Feb-10 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Show of Hands have the biggest amount of fans on folk circuit, to The Oysterband...possibly...and that says it all.

As we are being told not to upset certain members of this forum I do not like to contradict that obviously verifyable statement but...

It is well known to be Fairport Convention. In a recently compiled survey it was shown that while both Show of Hands and the Oysteband have a fan base of a little over 850,000, Fairport's fans did exceed 1.2 million, slightly more than Steeleye Span.

Now, what you need to ask yourself is did I make that up or not? If it is OK for some people to invent their own facts surely the same rules should apply to all shouldn't they? Is anyone going to contradict either of us? I think it would be better to not let facts get in the way of a good rant myself.