Why Liam Gallagher branded some Sheffield fans ‘silly billies’ during ‘biblical’ FlyDSA Arena gig

Liam Gallagher branded his Sheffield gig ‘biblical’ after performing to thousands of fans at the FlyDSA Arena on Monday night.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 11:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 3:02 pm

The Britpop star played some of his new tracks including ‘Shockwave’ and ‘Wall of Glass’ before indulging fans with a host of Oasis classics.

Gallagher played an incredible first encore of ‘Acquiesce’, ‘Roll With It’, ‘Supersonic’ and ‘Champagne Supernova’ before leaving the stage.

Some fans left after the encore to beat the traffic, but did not realise he would soon reappear for one final song.

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Liam Gallagher performs on stage (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for MTV)
Liam Gallagher performs on stage (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for MTV)

When the former Oasis star reappeared for a second encore of ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’, he branded those who left early as ‘silly billies’.

Liam said: “Now I may look like a stupid **** but there are a few silly billies in Sheffield aren't there?

“Not you lot but I can see a few scarpering off. It’s a Monday night and they’ve got work tomorrow, they can’t handle it. Should have gone to choir.”

After the gig, Twitter was rife with reactions to the Mancunian’s performance, with one fan calling Gallagher ‘the frontman of their generation’.

One superfan, Izzie Jarvis Knight, 18, met the star and called it the best day of her life.

“It’s been my dream to meet Liam since I was 14, he’s my idol. He came out to us in his van, I saw him and I fell to pieces and started hyperventilating.

“We hugged, my mum asked if he knew who I was from Twitter and he said “Yeah, yeah I speak to her all the time man.”

“My mum got a picture too, It all felt like a dream, Unreal, best day of my life.”

“When I was younger I used to cry because I thought I’d never meet him or see him live, and yesterday I did both.”