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Meet the 5am superfan determined to see his heroes

WHILE most people were asleep in their beds this morning, one committed gig-goer travelled 90 miles to front the queue to see his favourite bands – 13 hours before the doors open.

Jamie Bowen travelled more than 92 miles

Liam travelled more than 92 miles to see his favourite bands

Liam Bowen, 17, from Tenby, Pembrokeshire arrived at the Cardiff Students’ Union at 5am this morning to be first in line for the sold-out Kerrang Tour. He didn’t sleep and left at 2am to arrive for a gig starting tonight (Friday) at 6.30pm.

The teenager arrived wearing a tiger onesie, carrying only two pillows, a marker pen, and some chicken slices. He said: “I just like being at the front, at the barrier, because you get to be close to the band.

“I wear a onesie because it always stands out, and I quite often get hi-fives for it. The band seems to think it’s cool – pretty rock and roll.

“I’ve been here for two and a half hours and no one else has been around. Except a security guard, who thought I was drunk.”

Bowen said: “I’m mainly here for Bury Tomorrow, but it’s the Kerrang Tour and it’s a great event. I live in a place where there are not many people like me so I come and meet friends, queue, and go mad in the gig.”

Liam is committed to his 13-hour wait at the front of the queue.

He’s committed to his 13-hour stint: “It’s no problem, and not the longest I’ve done. I queued for 26 hours at Brixton for Gerard Way.”

“But people will start arriving here soon. Hopefully.”



Check out the bands Liam is queuing to see:

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