Thanks for your dismissive and abrupt comment based on knowing nothing about me.
I worked as a journalist for several years, I know very well how The media works. I still have regular dealings with local press. I appreciate often the stories come from an innocuous comment being misrepresented, or from an angle being created by a journalist asking a leading question. The fact people want to read these stories means they get created. However, the fact Liam / Noel are prepared to moot the possibility of a reunion means there is *some* desire for it to happen. I’m not suggesting they are hell bent on it, but there appears to be some will between them for it to happen at some point.
As far as not having had the chance to see Oasis goes, I appreciate they were gigging within my lifetime. However, I grew up (and still live) in a rural area. Between my 16th birthday and Oasis splitting up, they went on one world tour, abandoned a second world tour and played 3 gigs at Heaton Park, more than 400 miles from my home. In total they played 25 gigs in this country between me being of an age where I could see them and their split. Only 2 of those were within 300 miles of home. I did travel to gigs at that point, regularly travelling an hour or so to my nearest city, and on occasions went further, for example going to London to see Pixies for my 18th, but that was very much the exception. Not really much of a chance I’m sure you’ll agree.
Yes, I could have got to an Oasis gig, but it would have taken a lot of effort and expense to see a band that at the time I wasn’t crazy about. I was more interested in spending £6-10 on a gig, £8 on a train and a few quid on drinks a couple of times a month for bands I really enjoyed in small venues than on spending c£150-200 on one stadium gig. In the intervening years I’ve developed a different appreciation for Oasis.
I think I’m fairly representative of lots of people my age and younger so I do feel there’s a demand.
But again, thanks for your insightful input. Great example of nominative determinism given your username?