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Daniel's fans in line for delight

PUBLISHED: 14:15 24 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:34 03 March 2010

TODAY many Daniel O'Donnell fans will be tucked up in bed recovering from a gruelling two-day wait outside the Cornhill for tickets to see their idol.

Tension mounted as the wait finally came to an end at 8.

TODAY many Daniel O'Donnell fans will be tucked up in bed recovering from a gruelling two-day wait outside the Cornhill for tickets to see their idol.

Tension mounted as the wait finally came to an end at 8.30 yesterday morning. The queue snaked around outside the Cornhill and the Town Hall steps and square as hundreds waited to hear the turn of the key bringing them one step closer to the ever popular Irish crooner.

Colleen Taylor, from Holbrook said: "I have been here since Saturday afternoon. Last night was actually a really good night. People were really friendly and I had a good time.

"I have been doing this for about seven years and it is all worth it."

Dulcie Miller, from Chelmondiston, is also a regular on the O'Donnell circuit.

"I usually queue over two nights but I couldn't this year."

When asked what keeps bringing her back year after year she said: "It is his magnetism and his leather trousers."

Amid accusations of foul play, queue jumping and the odd arthritic bone that had been out in the cold for too long the mood was pretty up beat.

Yes, there has been deck chair wars but this bitterness was soon forgotten as the jangle of keys signalled the much awaited path to ticket heaven was now open.

Liz Collins was one of the first in the queue to get her tickets and one of the die-hards who had queued for two days and two nights to secure tickets for all his shows.

She came out of the box office smiling and threw her arms up in a mixture of joy and relief.

"Yes! I have got four tickets in the front row for every night of the concert. I have not slept for two nights but it has all been worth while. I am also going to camp outside for tickets to Brentwood and for the Albert Hall. We are even planning a trip to America if his shows there are still going ahead."

Chris Thompson, who also got her tickets, said: "It has all been worth it even if we did get a bit cold. I would like to see us queuing back at the Regent though as I think it is just that little bit better."

Daniel will be playing at the Regent Theatre on February 21, 22 and 23.

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www.infowing.ie/nonegal/daniel/Daniel.htm

www.rmgplc.com

www.ipswich-ents.co.uk

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