Robbie Williams has promised fans in Ireland a free show after a stunt at the first concert on the European leg of his world tour went wrong.
"I'll be back before the end of the year," Williams told the sell-out crowd at Dublin's Croke Park Stadium.
Williams was left suspended above the stage in a gondola-like construction when it failed to descend to the stage. He finally made his own way back down to wind up the gig, one of 14 European dates on his Close Encounters tour.
Spinal Tap --
David St. Hubbins: I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *dwarf*. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
Ian Faith: I really think you're just making much too big a thing out of it.
Derek Smalls: Making a big thing out of it would have been a good idea.