- 03 May 23
The Boss' series of sold out-shows begin on Friday, May 5th, at Dublin's RDS Arena.
Devoted fans of Bruce Springsteen have begun queuing five days early before the American rocker kicks off his first show in Dublin’s RDS Arena. Performing with his E Street Band, the ‘Born in the USA’ singer is due to perform three sold-out shows at the Dublin venue.
In an effort to secure a golden ticket to the front of the stage pit, die-hard fans began queuing outside RDS as early as Monday.
As many as 200 fans are being turned away as the official queue is not due to begin until closer to the highly-anticipated concert series.
Peter Aiken of Aiken promotions explained during a press conference, “We had hundreds of people here yesterday and we had to turn them away. We have a lot of security around and nobody is allowed to queue (before) the official queue, which will start in a couple of days. They want to be in the pit.”
“The wrist band is like gold dust.”
“This is their week’s holiday,” he continued. “They all know each other and they reminisce about the shows (through the decades). A lot of them are going two nights."
“They are from everywhere. They love it, I’ve never seen a happier queue in my life,” he said, speaking of the fans who have travelled far and wide.
“Jon Landau (American music critic, manager and record producer) said to me, ‘Those couple of thousand at the front of the stage, they’re the people that create the atmosphere.”
“The way the internet has opened up and travel has opened up, they go everywhere now. I went to see him in Orlando and I met Irish people on the plane going over,” he added.
The Aiken promotions boss also noted how a generation of fans who have "grown up with Bruce" will give the show his "youngest audience of the whole tour".
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