Take That fans in Plymouth camp TWO days early as people react

Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen of Take That performing during filming for the Graham Norton Show in 2023
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Tomorrow will see veteran British pop group Take That performing at Home Park in Plymouth, with fans arriving in the city to claim a spot in the queue as early as Sunday morning - and Plymouth Live readers have been commenting on the growing impromptu campsite forming in the area.

One group of super-fans keen to secure their spots right at the front of the standing section on Tuesday evening pitched up at 10am on Sunday, with one of the group having seen Take That "hundreds" of times. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, and Howard Donald will bring their This Life On Tour to Plymouth for one night only.

They will be supported by Olly Murs as their opening act. Tickets are extremely limited, with a handful of standing tickets on viagogo, while Ticketmaster is currently reading as "sold out".

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On our Facebook page, reader Stephen Bennett gives the tour a thumbs up: "I have just worked the two shows in Southampton you are going to have a fantastic show."

Jade Cox writes: “Seen these ladies today whilst I took dogs for a walk, all of them looked happy and in great spirits. Have a great time tomorrow!”

Mark Maternaghan says: “Thankfully I was up at silly o'clock to make sure we got seats near the front!” Catherine McWilliam isn't joing the early crowd: “And there's me thinking 6.00pm tomorrow might be a bit early.”

Early camping is a tradition for many, including Daz Smith: “My mum used to camp outside the Pavilions for a week some years ago just to get front row seats for Daniel O'Donnell... her and her mates sat outside in their sleeping bags in all weathers lol.”

Lisa Ryder doesn't think any "latecomers" will struggle: “Christ I’ve just seen them in Southampton, got there when the gates opened, straight through and could of easily got at the front, definitely no need for this.”

Richard Ware asks: “Always wondered what everyone does with the tent in this situation? Take it in with you?”

Neal Mead writes: “I’m taking my 80 year old nan , I dropped her up there this 4am morning she’s 1st in the queue. I’ll join her just before gates open, pointless us both waiting up there . So excited x”.

In our comments section, reader M1785 doesn't understand the phenomenon: “Why do people start arriving from Sunday when it ain't till Tuesday?” User Kathy1958 says: “Good for them, enjoy girls!”

Are you tempted to get in the queue early for Take That? Comment below, and join in on the conversation.