Irish band The Script hit The Bridlington Spa last Friday for theire much-anticipated sold-out gig, bringing a surprisingly varied cross section of fans from all parts of the country to the town.
All the 3,800 tickets to see the Dublin trio had sold out within two hours of going on sale - which beat the previous record for the Spa set by Oasis in August 2009.
Fans had started queuing outside the Spa from the early hours of the morning to secure a premium view and as the doors opened at 7pm queues six-people-wide snaked along the seafront into the harbour car park.
Support act Stooshe kicked off proceedings to the already packed Royal Hall with a selection of their current songs before The Script finally took to the stage to a rapturous welcome.
Drummer Glen Power, guitar player Mark Sheehan and the support musicians entered the stage first but it was the arrival of frontman Danny O’ Donoghue which received the loudest screams.
Those people who had queued for 16 hours had an early reward as O’ Donoghue stepped down from the front of the stage to greet those fans lined up along the front barriers during the opening song Good Ol’ Days.
Continuous screams held out through the night but the biggest cheers went out to the songs from their earlier albums, particularly The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.
O’ Donoghue told the crowd: “We love you Bridlington. We will be back! Again and again and again!”
The encore started with O’ Donoghue clutching a radio microphone, cutting through the stunned crowd on the harbour side balcony before making an impressive impromptu appearance on the centre of the balcony, singing You Won’t Feel.
As the final song Hall Of Fame faded, four huge jets of yellow and red confetti filled the air, much to the joy of the crowd.