Oasis mega fan could get £60k on eBay for grass from Liam Gallagher gig

An Oasis mega fan could receive a whopping £60,000 after he put blades of grass from a Liam Gallagher gig on eBay.

David Watson, from Stourbridge, West Midlands, was left gobsmacked after he jokingly uploaded the unusual memorabilia and started to gain more than 100 bids.

He posted the gag item with a £5 starting price and within days, the page "accrued tens of thousands" after the Oasis Mania Fanpage on Twitter shared the listing.

The 35-year-old said he collected the grass close to the concert's main stage and then stuck it in a leftover travel bag on Saturday (June 4).

Despite being flooded with offers, he says he is not "confident" that the highest bidder will stump up the costs.

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He said: “I jokingly said I’m going to pick some grass and put it on eBay, and when we were watching one of the acts, I grabbed some and put it in my shorts.

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

“But I don’t think they’re going to pay out to be honest. I think it might be people having a wind-up, and I don’t want to be confident.

“If Liam gave me a shout out, that would obviously be great though.”

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

The graphic designer said he was inspired to list the item after a festivalgoer's “bottle of air” became in high demand.

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And when he got home, on Sunday (June 5), he decided to stick the grass on the online auction site for a laugh as he had promised.

Over the next few days, David’s phone didn’t stop buzzing as fans piled in to raise the price of the listing even further.

Speaking yesterday (Tuesday, June 7) he said: “My phone hasn’t stopped all day. I’ve been struggling to work through it. It keeps flashing up.

“It went to about £50, and I text my girlfriend and said, 'You’ll never believe this'. And then about an hour later it was at £5,000. I thought, 'This is a joke.'

“God knows what it will reach, but it would be nice to beat the Stone Roses air, which was around £65,000."

Starry-eyed David said he began reading up on eBay’s terms and conditions concerning buyers' obligations after the price of the grass began to skyrocket.

He said: “Obviously, I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading up on it, but I think the winner can just say they’re not going to pay.

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

“We were just having a few ciders at the gig and the Stone Roses came into my head – and then on Sunday night I thought why not try it.”

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