On Thursday morning last, February 26, a queue could be seen outside the Music Centre, Longford, as eager fans waited for tickets to Ed Sheeran’s summer concerts to go on sale.
Demand for the tickets were huge, with some fans camping outside from 1pm the previous day.
Though delighted to bag their tickets, some of the music lovers left on a bad note, as complaints were made about the mess left behind.
“To be quite honest with you, it was very untidy,” explained Debbie Dowler from the Music Centre. “I collected two black bags of rubbish.”
Due to complaints made, the litter, which consisted of sleeping bags, runners, pizza boxes, coffee cups and food items, had to be cleaned up by the crew from the Music Centre. Debbie added that they even had to wash the path afterwards, to ensure that no left behind food could cause a passer-by to slip and fall.
“It was disappointing. To think that people would queue so long and you do your best to get the tickets for them,” Debbie continued.
Having experienced a number of camp-outs like this - most notably for the infamous Garth Brooks concerts last year - Debbie noted that when it came to the mess left behind after the all-night queue, the Ed Sheeran fans were the “worst crowd ever”.