Oasis megafan makes £65k by selling blades of grass from Liam Gallagher’s performance on eBay

David Watson said he plans to buy a bouncy castle business if he gets the money for the weed he collected near the concert’s main stage

David Watson at Liam Gallagher's performance at Knebworth
David Watson at Liam Gallagher’s performance at Knebworth

An Oasis megafan can get a supersonic payout after a few blades of grass he’s collected from a Liam Gallagher performance hit over £65,000 on eBay.

David Watson, 35, said he originally posted the listing as a “joke” when he was “hung over” 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 garnered more than 100 bids and reached a staggering tally 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 weed he collected near the concert’s main stage.

But he’s not “confident” the eventual winner will shell out for the weed – and said he’d settle for a scream from his hero Liam instead.

At the time of writing, the blade of grass was priced at £65,100 plus 95p postage. The auction is still running for four days and has already received 114 bids.







The blade of grass that David Watson took from the grounds of the Liam Gallagher festival.
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The blade of grass had a starting price of £5
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“I jokingly said I’m going to pick some weed and put it on eBay, and when we saw one of the acts, I grabbed some and put it in my shorts,” David said.

“When I came back I put it on for a fiver and now tens of thousands have come together.”

He added: “There’s a guy selling his bouncy castle business for £20,000 and I’ve told my girlfriend if I get paid I’ll buy that as that’s the only way to make money with inflation at the moment to earn.

“But I don’t think they’re going to cash out to be honest. I think it could be people getting upset and I don’t want to be overconfident.

“Obviously if Liam spoke to me that would be great.”

David, from Stourbridge, West Midlands, was inspired to list the item after a festival goer’s ‘bottle of air’ fetched tens of thousands of pounds on eBay.







The blade of grass that David Watson took from the grounds of the Liam Gallagher festival.
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The Oasis fan could get a supersonic payout
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He said: “I had the idea on the drive down there.

“Years ago someone sold some air from a Stone Roses gig and I think it went for around £65,000 on eBay.

“So I jokingly said I’m going to pick some weed and pin it up on Sunday.”

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

And when he got home on Sunday, he decided to stick the weed on the online auction site for fun, as he promised.







Liam Gallagher performing at Knebworth Park
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Liam Gallagher played to a sold out crowd at the iconic Hertfordshire venue
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He said: “We were both pretty hung over and I said, jokingly, ‘I’m going to beat that on eBay’.

“I used the clear bag I used to take my liquids on a plane to Spain a couple of weeks ago and I took a picture and put it up on eBay and that was it.”

On Sunday, after his post was shared on Twitter by the Oasis Mania fan page, David said he was shocked to find his weed at the center of a bidding war.

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

For the next two days, David’s phone wouldn’t stop buzzing as fans thronged to push the listing’s price up even more.







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On Tuesday he said: “My phone hasn’t stopped all day. I’m having trouble processing it. It keeps flashing.

“God knows what it will achieve but it would be nice to beat the Stone Roses air which cost around £65,000.”

Starry-eyed David said he started reading up on eBay’s terms and conditions regarding buyers’ obligations after the price of the weed skyrocketed.

He said: “Of course I’ve read quite a bit about it, but I think the winner can just say they’re 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 third or fourth or fifth – their FAQs are pretty vague.

“But I’m not out to make money. It’s not an entrepreneurial scheme or anything.

“We were just having some ciders at the gig and the Stone Roses came to mind – and then on Sunday night I was like, why don’t you try it.”

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