Queues stretch to Norwich market as fans wait to meet Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson

Crowds queuing around the block to meet rock legend Bruce Dickinson - Paul John Bayfield

Crowds queuing around the block to meet rock legend Bruce Dickinson - Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

The frontman of an iconic British band has drawn hundreds of people to a Norwich bookstore.

https://twitter.com/trudycsaunders/status/935569516356096000

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.

Fans who had come early to meet Bruce avoided the cold wait outside. - Paul John Bayfield

Fans who had come early to meet Bruce avoided the cold wait outside. - Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

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.

Crowds queuing around the block to meet rock legend Bruce Dickinson - Paul John Bayfield

Crowds queuing around the block to meet rock legend Bruce Dickinson - Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD


You may also want to watch:


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.

Bruce Dickinson with his new book 'What Does This Button Do?' Waterstones, Norwich - Paul John Bayfi

Bruce Dickinson with his new book 'What Does This Button Do?' Waterstones, Norwich - Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

Most Read

'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.'

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus