One of the headline acts of the Thurrock Festival, the X Factor stars, Same Difference, angered some of the young audience by promising to sign autographs. Then their management requested £2 for the privilege.
If you had your own paper you were ok but for the A4 size picture signed by the brother and sister duet then you had to cough up.
Some young fans indicated that they were angry that they had been asked to pay.
Same Difference did well on the X Factor last year and although they were never going to win they come across as a pleasant, crowd pleasing act. But they are in their infancy and they need the audience more than the other way around. Be careful: fame is a fickle game and obscurity won’t be far away if you treat audiences like that.