Queues stretch to Norwich market as fans wait to meet Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson
- Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD
The frontman of an iconic British band has drawn hundreds of people to a Norwich bookstore.
Iron Maiden frontman and airline pilot Bruce Dickinson drew huge crowds from across East Anglia as he paid a flying visit to Norwich.
Dickinson had touched down to sign copies of his autobiography at Waterstones.
Hundreds of people - some of whom had been queuing for hours - formed a huge line which snaked out of the Castle Street store and onto the street outside.
Nicky Ellis, from Norwich, was first in the queue after pitching up at 9.30am.
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It was the second time in just a few weeks the devoted Iron Maiden fan, who has seen the band about 15 times, had queued up to see her idol.
She said: 'I went to the London signing about three weeks ago.
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'He's just an amazing guy: a singer, a pilot...he's everything and he's a really nice guy as well.
'When I met him a few weeks ago he was so lovely.'
Ben Richardson, manager of Waterstones, said: 'Its been great to see so many people coming out to buy Bruce's book - he's obviously got a lot of fans.
'We've been taking phone calls from people all over East Anglia that are coming so he's obviously got lots of fans.'