Heroz of the bizarro boy­band yarn

Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - SOCIAL -

Iwant to take a mo­ment to thank Boy­zone. Not only did they give us ‘Key to My Life’, but they re­ally have gone above and be­yond when it comes to gift­ing the Ir­ish na­tion with bizarro boy­band mo­ments.

They’ve had fall­ing outs, got in brawls with P Diddy, and set up off-shoot and hy­brid boy­bands, Keith ‘N’ Shane and BoyzLife.

They’ve be­come Panto Kings, fea­tured on Love Is­land, Celebrity Big Brother, Cirque de Celebrité (that’s just Shane) and starred in a fea­ture film once de­scribed as a “poor man’s ver­sion of Mor­tal Kom­bat... set in Trim” (I’m look­ing at you, Mikey Gra­ham).

This week, another gem.

It’s been re­ported that a woman’s dream wed­ding day was ru­ined af­ter Shane and Keith bar­relled into her bri­dal suite the night be­fore her wed­ding.

Ap­par­ently it was all a ter­ri­ble, and com­pletely in­no­cent mis­un­der­stand­ing, in­volv­ing mixed-up key cards but that didn’t ease bride-to-be Sarah Martin­son’s pain.

“On my wed­ding day, I felt like a zom­bie... It ru­ined what was meant to be the most per­fect day of my life,” she said.

I was sorry to hear that it had all ended so badly for Sarah. Hav­ing half a 1990s boy­band burst into your room un­ex­pect­edly in the early hours of the night must be a bit of a shock to the sys­tem.

But surely this was a sal­vage­able sit­u­a­tion — she could have had a word with Boy­zone’s man­age­ment, and roped them into belt­ing out a few bal­lads as she wan­dered down the aisle. Or get them to recre­ate that in­fa­mous Late Late Show per­for­mance at the af­ters. Ei­ther way, there wouldn’t have been a dry eye in the house. Wed-faced: Shane and Keith

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