Cher puts key to the City of Adelaide on eBay

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Cher puts key to the City of Adelaide on eBay

#1 Post by ghs » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:20 pm

AGEING diva Cher is selling her key to the city of Adelaide on eBay, infuriating the lord mayor who presented it to her.

Steve Condous yesterday voiced his disgust that the honour, which he presented to the singer and actress at the 1990 Adelaide Grand Prix, was up for sale.

"I think that's pretty poor," he told The Advertiser.

"I'm disappointed. I would have thought that getting the key to a city like Adelaide would have had some value to her, but obviously it doesn't because she wouldn't have got rid of it. I've been given a couple of keys to cities and I felt pretty privileged to be given those.

"If she didn't want to keep it she should have returned it back to the city."

The brass key and accompanying plaque is one of dozens of items being auctioned by Cher's personal consigner.

A total of 33 keys to the city of Adelaide have been handed out in the 22 years since Cher's visit.

Recipients include the Dalai Lama, former Governor Dame Roma Mitchell, comedian Barry Humphries and cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Cher's key had attracted just one bid of $120 late yesterday.

Bidding closes on Thursday.

Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said he was "exceptionally disappointed".

"I just think that it is more a reflection on her than the city of Adelaide," he said.

"It must be very embarrassing for her if she is selling it because she needs the money."
The auction on Ebay now has the key price at over $90,000 Australian
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CHERS-PERSON ... 2a1c62cfb7

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Re: Cher puts key to the City of Adelaide on eBay

#2 Post by Will » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:43 pm

Well, the ACC only have themselves to blame for giving out such an honour to celebrities who actually haven't done anything meaningful for humanity.

I mean, can I get the keys to the city, if I ride a cannon wearing a mankini?

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Re: Cher puts key to the City of Adelaide on eBay

#3 Post by Waewick » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:51 pm

agreed, clearly someone was a fan back in the day.

gave it to the wrong person and this is what happens.

celebrities can be cashed up bogans just like anyone - do a background check next time.

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#4 Post by ghs » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:19 pm

Yeah that's a good point that you guys make about giving the Key to the city to a person who doesn't really
deserve it.

It surprises me that people are bidding so much money on ebay for it. Seriously most people in the U.S.
don't even know of Adelaide.

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#5 Post by mutt » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:22 pm

:lol:

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#6 Post by Nort » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:49 pm

She's had the thing for 22 years, and is now auctioning it for charity. She will have 100's of things like this, who cares.

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#7 Post by Hooligan » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:36 pm

Will wrote: I mean, can I get the keys to the city, if I ride a cannon wearing a mankini?

Yes, of course you can.

I would also pay good money to see that.

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Re: Cher puts key to the City of Adelaide on eBay

#8 Post by peas_and_corn » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:47 pm

Quick! Change the locks!

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Re: Cher puts key to the City of Adelaide on eBay

#9 Post by Vee » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:09 pm

ghs wrote:Yeah that's a good point that you guys make about giving the Key to the city to a person who doesn't really
deserve it.
Selling the key to the city/any city is crass and disrespectful. Must have fallen on hard times! Or?

I can't understand why Cher was ever considered to be deserving of such an honour! There is a lesson in this for future Lord Mayors not to get sucked in by the cult of "celebrity" obsession.

Reserve the honour for those who genuinely contribute to the quality of life, social fabric or genuine achievement that contributes to the esteem in which the city is held. Not for some fleeting visit, performance or one off event.

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#10 Post by SRW » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:20 pm

peas_and_corn wrote:Quick! Change the locks!
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#11 Post by dsriggs » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:58 pm

Things like this & that completely ridiculous crowd in Rundle Mall for Boy George show how small minded Adelaide used to be. Thank goodness we've matured.

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#12 Post by Will » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:30 pm

dsriggs wrote:Things like this & that completely ridiculous crowd in Rundle Mall for Boy George show how small minded Adelaide used to be. Thank goodness we've matured.
So how would you describe the reception for One Direction on the east coast?

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#13 Post by mutt » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:52 pm

dsriggs wrote:Things like this & that completely ridiculous crowd in Rundle Mall for Boy George show how small minded Adelaide used to be. Thank goodness we've matured.
you must've missed Premier Rann going gaga over Lance Armstrong the last time he was in town after the 2011 TDU

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#14 Post by Wayno » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:18 pm

i guestimate it will sell for $245,000 to a South Aussie.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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#15 Post by dsriggs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:04 pm

Will wrote:
dsriggs wrote:Things like this & that completely ridiculous crowd in Rundle Mall for Boy George show how small minded Adelaide used to be. Thank goodness we've matured.
So how would you describe the reception for One Direction on the east coast?
Idiocy
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dsriggs wrote:Things like this & that completely ridiculous crowd in Rundle Mall for Boy George show how small minded Adelaide used to be. Thank goodness we've matured.
you must've missed Premier Rann going gaga over Lance Armstrong the last time he was in town after the 2011 TDU
I don't think "sports legend choosing Adelaide to end his international career" equates to "musician in the middle of a tour"

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