With the queues that are already forming all over the country for the Garth Brooks concerts in Croke Park it seems that you just might need a few friends in very high place if you have aspirations of getting in to the Hogan or Cusack Stands not to mention the hallowed preserve of the “Dubs” - the Hill.
Tickets go on sale at 9.00am tomorrow morning but the queue were already forming at 9.00 am this morning (Wednesday) at Letterkenny Shopping Centre.
One onlooker commented, “There is no doubt this is going to be huge - the weather is not the best and we are looking at quite a chilly night but they are all determined to stick it out! Add the online bookings there is no doubt that an extra night or even two will have to be added.”
One local joked, “Donegal have a better chance of getting into Croke Park on the third weekend in September than a lot of people lining up around the country for tickets for the concerts!”
Indeed it was a very similar situation over ten years ago when Ireland was one of the first country to recognise this man’s talent - on that occasion he filled out the Point Theatre, now the 02 for nine consecutive nights which was only equalled by Neil Diamond.
Brooks is now riding on the crest of a wave with the whole re-birth of country music not only in Ireland but worldwide.