General manager of Brothers Leagues Club Mark Hennelly near where the tribute show sign was stolen. Photo: Sarah Harvey
General manager of Brothers Leagues Club Mark Hennelly near where the tribute show sign was stolen. Photo: Sarah Harvey

Where's our Ozzy gone?

A giant poster adverstising an Ozzy Osbourne tribute show has been taken. Photo: Contributed

OZZY Osbourne and the bizarre usually go hand in hand.

The chaos associated with Ozzy has hit Ipswich's Brothers Leagues Club in the form of an unusual theft ahead of a Prince of Darkness tribute show.

A large banner advertising the gig disappeared from a barbed wire fence in the night, and the theft has got the cover artists and club staff's blood boiling.

Brothers general manager Mark Hennelly said grounds staff reported the banner missing.

"We had four banners hanging on the fence on the corner of Wildey St and Robertson Rd," Mr Hennelly said.

"The staff noticed one of the banners was missing, and they found some burnt bits of nylon rope that used to hold it up.

"I'd say someone's burned the rope off with a lighter, and then pulled it out under the fence," Mr Hennelly said. "We think it would've happened late at night."

Mr Hennelly said the incident shouldn't reflect badly on Ipswich.

"It's never happened before, I'd say someone who's a fan has just taken it for themselves rather than doing the right thing and helping to let everyone else know the show's on.

"The sign is worth a couple of hundred dollars so the performer's out of pocket at the moment," he said.

Prince of Darkness singer Troy Waller was upset about the theft.

"We rely on our advertising to get ticket sales up," Mr Waller said.

"It's disappointing someone who is probably a fan of Ozzy stole it."

The show will run from 8.30pm on Friday, general tickets are $20 and can be booked on 3817 2999.

KING OF METAL

  • John "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English heavy metal artist.
  • His 40-year career was launched in Black Sabbath.
  • He is infamous for biting the heads off a dove in 1981 and a bat in 1982.


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