ANGRY Whitney Houston fans are facing an uphill battle to get a refund for tickets to her controversial Brisbane show. Radio talkback shows and online chat forums were jammed with disappointed concert-goers yesterday who were fuming at what they considered to be a substandard performance by the one-time pop diva. This show was like watching a slow and painful death of a living legend, one couriermail. com reader wrote. It was so sad and disappointing. Out of breath, incoherent, barely sung any full songs and butchered the ones she did. Not all fans saw it that way: I had seats a few rows from the stage and the energy was amazing. Yes, she missed some high notes but she still has an amazing voice, another wrote. But many people walked out of the show early, despite paying up to $195 for a ticket. Brisbane fan Julie Graham is one fan who was disgusted at Houstons performance and wants her money back. Couriermail I have emailed the fellow down in Melbourne to get our money back but I dont think well get it, she said. Ms Graham said she was one of several people who complained to a manager at the venue who gave them the promoters contact details. We saw Liza Minnelli and she was marvellous. She sang whole songs and she performed, Ms Graham said. But this one just walked all over the stage going: 'Um, Ive got to go and have a drink. An Office of Fair Trading spokesman said consumers should read the terms and conditions of their concert ticket, then take up the issue with the promoter. If still dissatisfied, they could complain to the Fair Trading online at http://www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au/ or call 131 304. Promoter Andrew McManus slammed the negativity that followed a positive review in the The Courier-Mail by Tonya Turner yesterday. In a written statement, McManus brushed off the critics as the vocal minority and said he was amazed at the few who tried to derail the project. If they expected to hear Whitney of 20 years ago, go buy a CD, he said. But if they wanted to see a true professional artist give 100 per cent and have a red hot go at songs that make the greatest vocalists shrink, well come along and enjoy the ride of an amazing talent. -Couriermail