And the devotees are a model of good behaviour at the band's signing session in Glasgow...
MANIC STREET PREACHERS fans have been queueing in GLASGOW this afternoon (April 3) to meet their idols at an instore signing session at HMV in ARGYLE STREET.
Police and ambulance staff were on hand alongside store security, but the fans, who had been assembling for several hours, were quiet and orderly as they filed in to meet the band, who played Barrowlands last night (April 2) and wind up their tour UK tour there tonight.
One of the first the Glasgow fans to meet the band was 17-year-old Stephen Kirley from Glasgow, who was emotional after presenting James Dean Bradfield with a T-shirt he had made bearing the slogan “I am free of all prejudice, I hate everyone equally,” a Keats quotation.
He told NME.COM: “I’m shaking! I made the T-shirt myself.” He said the band seemed really pleased with it. Another fan Gayle Hume, 18, said: “I can hardly speak! They signed my scrapbook. They signed it in the wrong place but it doesn’t matter.”
Seventeen-year-old Shaun Gibson said: “You were only supposed to take two things to get signed, but I had four records and they signed all of them. They just kept on signing – it was great!” All three fans were at the gig last night and unanimously declared it “excellent,” with most of those present at the signing also going to tonight’s show.