30 January 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

When Garth Brooks sings about Friends in Low Places, he hardly has in mind the pavement in the precincts of the McConnon’s Ticketmaster outlet at Old Cross Square in Monaghan Town.

But that’s where scores of fans of the country superstar began to congregate early in the evening of Tuesday last in the hopes of securing a ticket for one of the two Croke Park stadium gigs that form part of the Tulsa troubadour’s worldwide comeback tour.

The shows take place on July 25 and 26, and the tickets didn’t become available until Thursday morning, but the long wait through two cold January nights didn’t deter these diehard devotees.

Some the Northern Standard spoke to went starry-eyed as they relived the atmosphere of Brooks’ now legendary appearance at the same venue in 1997, and one described the €65 asking price for one of the precious seats at GAA headquarters this time round as “great value”.

Our lensman Rory Geary was on hand to capture the burgeoning queue as it lengthened yesterday.

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