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Fans Ready For Historic Night In Halawa

Ronald Iwashita Ronald Iwashita
Fans anxiously wait for the U2 concert Fans anxiously wait for the U2 concert
Some fans camped out for good parking and good seats Some fans camped out for good parking and good seats
Fans started their own numbered wristband system to keep the line in order. Fans started their own numbered wristband system to keep the line in order.

by: Stephen Florino

HALAWA (KHNL) - It's a history making night at Aloha Stadium.

More than 41,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday night's U2 concert, making it the largest concert in Hawaii history.

More than a thousand die hard fans stood in line outside. All of them are paying a hefty price to be the first ones into the stadium.

"The pavement gets a little hard out here, but we'll do whatever we have to to get out front," said Rich Brandt, a fan from Long Beach, California.

The fans in front have been here for two days. Most of the others came after hearing the line was growing.

"We were already on our way to the North Shore so we were like, errr, peeled out, came over here, got a wristband, got a number, and camped out, partied all night," said another fan from California.

"Wasn't that bad," said another. "We had a blow up rafts, so just used that and blankets, and just like camping."

7-year old Danica is in good spirits despite the chilly night in Halawa.

"It was pretty cold," said Ronald Iwashita. "Colder than we expected, so everybody had to get prepared with sleeping bags from across the street over there."

With the bags piled up, and a snack to keep your strength, fans started their own numbered wristband system to keep the line in order.

"People are in pretty good spirits, and friendly and nice, and just kinda working with each other, and it's been good," said one fan.

So all that's left now is the party.

"Yeah it's gonna be worth it," said Iwashita. "U2 in Hawaii is gonna be a once in a lifetime experience."

"It's basically a big high," said another fan. "Thank you for hosting it Hawaii."

Michael Jackson's 1997 concert and Janet Jackson's 2002 concert were the biggest before Saturday night's U2 concert.

Pearl jam is one of the opening acts, so fans say that's making it that much better.

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