McFly fans brave the rain for tickets

VIDEO Devoted McFly fans braved the rain today by queuing for hours to get their hands on tickets for the boy band's Ipswich gig.Only a handful of tickets for the show were being sold at the Regent Theatre, with most available online, so passionate fans lined up overnight yesterday to make sure they were one of the lucky ones.

DEVOTED McFly fans braved the rain today by queuing for hours to get their hands on tickets for the boy band's Ipswich gig.

Only a handful of tickets for the show were being sold at the Regent Theatre, with most available online, so passionate fans lined up overnight yesterday to make sure they were one of the lucky ones.

And for them it would all be worth it to bag the tickets that will get them into the group's Greatest Hits tour on Monday, October 15.

Around 40 people braved the morning rain to make sure they got tickets to see their idols, some brandishing posters and some with McFly painted on their faces.

At the front of the queue was Emma Todd, 16 of Cranbourne Chase, Ipswich. She said: “We got here at 11pm. We have done it every year and we really enjoy it. We wanted to make sure we were at the front of the queue.

“Its actually gone really quickly and it will all be worth it when we get to see McFly.”

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The youngest person in the queue was seven year old Megan Lyth from the Chantry area of Ipswich. She said: “I think they are the best band and I want to go more than the whole world.”

She was with her mum Jo, 33, who admitted to being quite a fan herself and said: “I am really looking forward to it.”

Further back in the queue and braving the rain, covered by just a sleeping bag between three were friends Becca Harvey, Elaine Pang and Sophie Dunlavey.

Becca, 18, from the Castle Hill area of Ipswich said the pals had got there at 4.45am and were enjoying themselves despite the weather.

She said: “We are obsessed. We queued for eight hours to meet them so we know all about queuing and it's worth it.

“You actually make so many friends at times like these.”

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