DOZENS of teenage girls have spent the night sleeping on the street to make sure they get their hands on tickets for the next One Direction concert in Melbourne.
The concert won’t be held until September 2013, but that didn’t stop the British boy band’s biggest fans.
The first teenagers were already in line with their mothers at 8am yesterday, with more arriving throughout the day.
Tickets will finally go on sale at the Ballarat Authorised Newsagency in Armstrong Street at 10am today.
Sales assistant Zoe Williams said the concert-goers certainly were committed.
“They must be pretty big fans to want to sleep out in this weather, it wouldn’t be my ideal situation,” she said.
“They’ve been here since 8am (yesterday) morning so that’s a good day and a bit before the tickets are released. That’s pretty dedicated.”
Ms Williams said the newsagency was expecting “a heap” more fans this morning.
“Lots of girls are not allowed to sleep out, so depending on the situation tomorrow (Saturday), but there could be hundreds,” she said.
Tickets prices start from $79 up to $399 packages. One Direction’s entire 2012 Australian tour sold out in three minutes.