Dedicated McFly fans camped outside De Montfort Hall overnight to ensure they got a place at the front for the band's sell-out show. Armed with a tent and sleeping bags, friends Amy-Louise Crossley and Michelle Tature arrived at 10.30pm on Sunday - 20 hours before tonight's show. They were the first of hundreds of fans who had joined the queue by about 1pm today. Speaking ahead of the gig, Amy-Louise, 20, of Narborough Road, Leicester, said: "We wanted to be at the front when they let us in so we decided to come early. "We got here at 10.30pm on Sunday night. It was freezing in our tent but at least it's nice weather today. "This is my 45th McFly concert and I love them." Michelle, 18, of Netherhall, Leicester, said: "It was pretty hard sleeping on the pavement with just our sleeping bags and no blow-up bed or anything. "But when we get in there we're going to get a really good place at the front so I can scream at Dougie." Michelle's sister, Lisa, 25, showed up at midnight, and was third in the queue. "I was expecting a big queue when I got here but it was just my sister and Amy-Louise," she said. "Most of the others started arriving at about 10am but I'm glad we were here early so we can be at the front instead of stuck in the crowd." In fourth and fifth places in the queue were two sisters aged 13 and 15, from Market Harborough, who turned up at 3.30am after getting a few hours sleep. The next to show up, at 5am yesterday, was Sophie Taylor, 20, of Burton on Trent, who had a good reason for not camping out. She said: "On Saturday there was a McFly concert in Manchester and I went to that and camped out for about 22 hours over Friday night. I didn't feel like doing it all again. "It's brilliant that everyone gets here early and it's a really amazing atmosphere. We all talk about who the best-looking one is. "A lot of people think Dougie or Harry but I like Tom the best. "I've loved them for 10 years and this is my 29th concert. "They recognise me now." McFly - Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd, who went to school in Uppingham - formed in 2003 and have sold more than 10 million albums. Their current tour is in support of their greatest hits album, Memory Lane, with singles including All About You, One For The Radio and Party Girl. For a review and pictures from the gig, see the paper on Wednesday.
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