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Home / Latest News / Fans queue for two days to secure spot at the front for Bruce Springsteen’s Cardiff concert

Fans queue for two days to secure spot at the front for Bruce Springsteen’s Cardiff concert

Excited fans of legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen have pitched tents outside the Millennium Stadium ahead of his stadium gig there – 48 hours before the gates open.

The Boss and the E Street Band arrive in Cardiff today ahead of the latest leg of his Wrecking Ball world tour.

Many of Springsteen’s dedicated following have been camped outside the stadium since Sunday night. Hundreds more joined them on Monday, all vying for the chance to get a prime spot in the pit – as close to Springsteen as possible.

Andrew and Jane Lee, who have been following the superstar since 1981, arrived yesterday morning from Stoke-on-Trent and said they are planning to head to Springsteen’s next date in Leeds.

Mr Lee said: “He never plays the same set list twice, so it’s a different show each time.

“He’s a genius, a brilliant songwriter. He really comes across as the man of the people.

“I think that’s why so many of us are happy to wait around for the best spot like this.”

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Diehard fan Sharon Simpson sped to Cardiff from Brighton after arriving home from Springsteen’s Belfast gig on the weekend.

“A lot of people tend to follow him around on tour,” she said.

“I’ve met people who have been to hundreds of his tour dates, all over the world.”

In preparation for the Born in the USA star’s gig, a number of road closures will be in place around the Millennium Stadium from 5pm this afternoon. St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square and Havelock Street will be closed, while the route to the front of Cardiff Central rail station will only be open to buses heading to the bus station.

Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street will be closed off, with access permitted only to residents and traders as well as a small road closure of Westgate Street, Quay Street and Guildhall Place.

Most of the streets will be closed until past midnight. As a result of road closures, a number of bus services through the city centre will be diverted from 5pm onwards and Riverside car park will be closed from 6pm until 1am tomorrow morning.

Train services are expected to be extremely busy throughout the evening, with queuing in place at Cardiff Central Station.

Springsteen is set to take to the stage at around 7pm.

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