HOARDES of teenage girls have spent THREE nights camping outside in the cold – just to catch a closer glimpse of their idol Harry Styles.
The star will perform his first sellout solo London gig at the Hammersmith Apollo tonight as part of his world tour.
W8Media The girls don’t seem to mind sleeping on the filthy street floor if it means they get closer to Harry
Despite having the much-wanted concert tickets, the teen ‘Directioners’ have travelled from across the world ahead of time to camp out on a filthy street so they get a prime spot close to heart-throb Harry.
They are sleeping out in 10C conditions, and with the clocks going back last night, the weather is only set to get colder.
The girls take it in turns to collect food from McDonalds and Tesco, or pay for takeaways.
Pharmacy student Adriadna Esbo, 19, came all the way from Spain to see the star perform.
W8Media As night grows cold, the girls settle down for the night in sleeping bags and duvets W8Media One fan proudly displays her ticket to Monday’s concert, meaning she faces another night sleeping on the streets W8Media The group come from all over the world, but are united in their love of teen idol Harry Styles W8Media The teens are living off supermarket meals and takeaways
“We have been here since Wednesday and we have been really cold.
“You really feel it at about 7am but we have three layers, three pairs of socks on and we are keeping warm in our duvets.
Rex Features Although the teens already have tickets, they want to get as near the front of the stage as possible to see Harry W8Media Some girls have rented apartments nearby where they can relax away from the street, but for others, all their time has been spent camped out
“My Mum knows we are coming to the concert but she thinks we are spending our other days at tourist attractions, not sleeping here.”
Some girls have even rented apartments or hotel rooms near by where they can return for a quick shower – but must take turns, else risk losing their place in the queue.
A bewildered onlooker described the mass camp-out as “bizarre.”
“They’ve all got tickets and numbered bands indicating their place in the queue but they still want to sleep out ‘For Harry.’
W8Media The teens have been camping out alone, despite the cold temperatures and danger as night falls W8Media Their ad hoc sleeping arrangements are spread all across the pavement outside the Hammersmith Apollo W8Media Harry is performing at the Apollo tonight and Monday evening before continuing his tour in Manchester and Glasgow. W8Media Whilst some of the group will see Harry tonight, others will have to spend another night camping out until Monday
“One girl from France is planning to go to all nine European dates of Harry’s tour.”
Teen Ruth Capps from Brighton, 19, has been camping since Thursday – and plans to attend 19 of Harry’s gigs.
She said: “Nothing is too much for Harry.”
Harry’s charity concert in Los Angeles was hit by controversy earlier this month after the star had his crotch grabbed by an over-eager fan.