U2 superfans pull an all-nighter to snap up tickets
Hardcore U2 fans camped outside Dublin's 3Arena last night eager to snap up tickets to the band's four Dublin gigs.
The band will conclude the European leg of their Innocence + Experience Tour in Dublin this November.
Tickets for the four concerts go on sale this morning, but queues began to form outside the 3Arena early yesterday evening.
It was a dark and dismal evening, but fans' spirits remained high.
"Meeting new people and chatting about gigs, the night just flies by," said Patrick Coughlan (41) from Artane, Co Dublin.
Dave Griffith, Goatstown (42) - who has been to 20 U2 gigs - has music notation from the song One tattooed on his arm.
"I always loved that song to the point when I was in college and we would go to play pool, they always knew I was in the poolhall because that song was on," he said.
Fans are limited to two tickets per credit card for just one of the Dublin tour dates.
It is the first time the band will perform songs from their Innocence + Experience album to a home crowd and tickets are expected to sell out within a matter of hours.
Released last year, the album charts the group's earliest experiences of growing up in Dublin. The tour has received rave reviews.