“Worse than meatloaf! AFL pre-game entertainment receives VERY mixed reviews as Australian artists including Eskimo Joe and John Butler perform local covers
The AFL Grand Final brought out local Australian talent for a merry pre-match spectacle.
Abbe May, Baker Boy, John Butler, Stella Donnelly, Vikki Thorn, Donna Simpson, Gina Williams, Guy Ghouse, Eskimo Joe and Colin Hay all commanded the stage, performing a series of Australian covers.
But not everyone watching at home was impressed, with some calling the musical entertainment “worse than Meatloaf” – referring to American singer Meatloaf who put on a 12-minute performance at the AFL Grand Final 2011.
On stage: The AFL Grand Final brought out local Australian talent for a merry pre-match spectacle. Pictured: Eskimo Joe
One person tweeted: “I didn’t think anyone would be worse than Meatloaf… I was wrong”.
Another rang: “Did # AFL really think the horrible pre-match groups for the #AFLGF pre-game were somehow an upgrade from Meat Loaf?”
Yet another viewer wrote, “What the hell am I watching? Here, it’s borderline meatloaf.
Another said: “I don’t know what pre-game entertainment I just accidentally watched, but maybe it was worse than Meatloaf. And that’s a big call! ‘
Others would have preferred the American rocker with a single tweet: ‘Bring back meatloaf’.
Another person watching at the house agreed, “What the fuck is this! Bring the meatloaf ‘.
Whoops! But not everyone watching at home was impressed, with some calling the musical entertainment “worse than Meatloaf” – referring to American singer Meatloaf (pictured) who put on a widely broadcast 12-minute performance during the AFL 2011 Grand Final
One person tweeted: “I didn’t think anyone would be worse than Meatloaf… I was wrong”
Someone else agreed: “This pre-game entertainment makes me miss Meatloaf.”
While some were bored and confused by the choice of using covers, others liked the fact that the entertainment was homemade.
“I was successful with the pre-game entertainment,” said one fan, while another added: “It’s good to see that they are only going with Australian talent.”
Happy: While some were annoyed by the covers, others appreciated that the entertainment was completely homemade.
“This is the best entertainment in the AFL Grand Final. Well done!’ a person was proud to say.
Someone else tweeted in agreement: “Cover bands that make great Australian songs. I will have it every year.
Another agreed: “I love the pre-game entertainment … For once the sound rings 100% !!!! I got it right for once”.