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'Really disappointing...' Sam Smith fans fork out £2,000 for Manchester gig only to hear them sing four songs

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A group of friends who forked out £2,000 on a trip to see Sam Smith in Manchester have spoken of their heartbreak after the singer stopped the gig after four songs.

Shane Meredith, 24, made the 200-mile trip from south Wales on Wednesday (24 May) for the show at the AO Arena, along with his husband Ollie and their best friend Sarah-Jane Cooper.

The whole trip cost them around £2,000, which included tickets, travel, accommodation, food and Sam Smith merchandise. Shane said they decided to spend a week's holiday in Manchester, with their favourite pop artist's concert being the main event. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community He had booked the tickets in December as Christmas presents, and since then, the friends have been saving up to turn it into a holiday, Wales Online reports. "We got there [on Wednesday] and bought £100s worth of merchandise.

The supporting act came on, which was fantastic, then Sam Smith came on and performed four songs which were really, really good with phenomenal vocals," Shane said. "We assumed Sam went off for a change of outfit and a video came on [as though to introduce the first section of the show].

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