Two Chester lads arranged an off-the-cuff street party that captured revellers’ imaginations – but others were less than happy. The pair started a party outside in Abersoch, over the Welsh border, late last night, June 18, as participants burst into a well-known football chant.
The festivities were filmed by Harry Mullock outside Cue Bar around 10pm, with lots of topless men waving their shirts and chanting “Will Grigg’s on fire”. It is a chant that was popular among Northern Ireland fans when the nation played in Euro 2016.
Fans sang the words to the tune of 90s dance song Freed from Desire in homage to striker Will Grigg. Harry said: “We were all having a few drinks in the hub (of the village).
“My friend (George Williams) went and got the speaker out of his car and started playing music. So everyone started dancing, and singing. Then other people came out of the other pubs and restaurants and started dancing in the street as well.
He added: “The general mood was brilliant everyone was loving it, no locals were annoyed as they joined in as well. We’re from Chester, however my other friend has a house down here which we are currently staying at.”
The footage was posted on the Abersoch Complainers Club Facebook page by Harry with a tongue-in-cheek caption which read: “Can’t believe my kid and I have just been woken up by some Chester lad! Never coming to Abersoch again, what has gone on! Disgraceful”.
But not everyone seemed impressed, North Wales Live reports. One group member said: “Yobs!!! Spoiling Abersoch!! Go home!” The organiser George, said: “Think you’ll find, everyone bloody loved it. Get a life”.
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Another member of the group joked: “Just knocked 10% off your second home.” While one person, perhaps mischievously added: “Thankfully you never get this sort of hooliganism on the Warren.”
Not all were angered by the display of youthful exuberance: “Great to see this kind of community spirit, that’s what we love about our weekends in Abersoch, the jubilee was a bit of a damp squib but this really made up for it!”
It is understood the police were called. North Wales Live approached North Wales Police for comment.