They spent time waiting for tickets, waiting for the show date, then waiting in line. But the price people have paid to come see Mumford and Sons play in the Twin Cities has been worth it.
It's not just a handlebar mustache, it's more a compass for fans visiting Bristol. For one group of fans from Atlanta the 20 to 30 bucks they spent on top hats and mustaches are just part of the price of fame. "People have been taking pictures down here, little kids are getting their pictures taken with us. Everybody gives us thumbs up, smiles, I can wiggle it [mustache]," said Beau Proctor.
With 15,000 tickets sold to see Gentlemen of the Road Tour, the line of fans were weaving through Bristol's roads waiting for doors to open at 2 p.m. "We got our beauty sleep at a rest stop," said Sarah Wiant from New Jersey.
Tickets were pricey and some fans, like Mary and Mike O'Rourke from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, spent time finding a Mumford & Sons show. "Couldn't get tickets in Nashville, but got tickets here. So we traveled up here to see them," said O'Rourke.
Others spent 10 hours on the road from Florida and months looking forward to this concert. "Every time they [Mumford & Sons] came on I would be like 'Oh my gosh I get to see them soon!'," said Saranya Sureshkumar from Florida.
It's been an even longer wait, three to four years, for another group of fans that drove all the way from Vermont. "We figured if we drove 15 hours, we had to make it worth it, had to do it right," said Alex Krass.
But the hundreds of miles spent on the road and time spent waiting was worth it once the British band played their first note. "I'm probably going to cry to be honest," said Charlotte Best.
News 5 learned the cost of extra security and other personnel from Bristol, Virginia during the concert will be paid by the concert producers.