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London's O2 Arena has been taken over by fans of The 1975 this week as the band bring their Still… At Their Very Best tour shows to the city.
Kicking off their capital stint on Monday (February 12), the group will perform a total of four shows in the city over the next week, including a Valentine's Day concert.
Having formed as a garage band in the early noughties, the band have gone on to perform at one of London's most iconic stages, the O2 Arena, many times over the years.
Their latest tour follows their 2022/23 At Their Very Best Tour, which also came to the O2 last January.
Ahead of night one of The 1975's London shows, some dedicated fans set up camp at the venue over the weekend for a chance to see the group up close at the barricade.
We caught up with Halle and Bydie, who were just a few fan campers outside the O2 Arena who were waiting out until the band's third show.
Having arrived at the venue two days ahead of the Valentine's Day concert, the pair opened up about why they chose to camp out.
While Halle admitted she's enjoyed concerts from the back of the pit in the past, she finds it "more fun at the front."
She said: "It's just fun to get barrier. I know it sounds silly, but people do it for their favourite artists, and I find it to be more fun at the front.
"Obviously, being at the back can be so much fun, but I feel if you have the time, it would just be a fun way to spend the concert."
Brydie added she's camping out for her teenage self, who never made it to the barricade.
She said: "I've been to a few 1975 shows. I've been going since I was 15 years old, and I'm 21 this year. But I have never ever been front row barricade.
"I've been sat down, and it's been unreal, I've been at the back of the pit, and its been unreal, but just for once, I think I owe it to my teenage self almost to be that front row and be that close to the guys for once in my life.
"If I can say I've done it, I've done it, and it's a story to tell my kids when I'm older."