Fans left waiting outside Croke Park during Springsteen concert

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Bruce Springsteen is an honorary Irish citizen at this rate.

The Boss has been travelling around Ireland the last few weeks, delighting fans around the country with his iconic tunes.

So far this summer he has played Belfast, Kilkenny and Cork. He finishes up his Irish tour in Dublin.

However, fans were left disappointed due to a delay getting fans into the stadium.


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The show was delayed by 15 minutes to try and get as many people as possible into the stadium.

However, it is now reported that 10,000 people were waiting outside as the Boss took to the stage. Some concert-goers missed the first 20 minutes of the show.

It’s believed that the glare on the phones because of the great weather caused the ticket scanners difficulties to pick up the barcode.

There is also said to have been issues because of the requirement for the tickets to be checked by stewards some distance from the stadium, adding to the queues along Clonliffe Road.


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Concert promoter Peter Aiken has apologised for the delays.

Speaking to The Irish Times, he said: “It was simply a case that the scanners couldn’t pick up the tickets as fast as they normally do.

“It was bad, and by the time Bruce Springsteen came on stage, around 70,000 tickets had been scanned with the remainder finished within 20 minutes of the start of the show.

“It wasn’t good enough. While everyone was in within the first 20 minutes, nobody would want to miss any of it.”

Fans shared their dissatisfaction on social media.

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