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3/7/08

George Strait Fever Hits The Hub City

More than 15,000 adoring fans showed up to see George Strait in concert Friday night.

We met up with some of the first to arrive. They showed up at the United Spirit Arena more than four hours before George Strait took the stage.

I asked, "Why are you excited to see him?"

"Because it's George Strait," replied Brooke Davis.

Brooke is 14 years old and she has been a George Strait fan as long as she can remember.

I asked, "What are your favorite songs?"

Brooke said, "Amarillo by Morning."

Brooke and her parents came all the way from Abilene to see the concert for Brooke's 14th birthday. And by no means were they going to be late.

"We've been here in Lubbock since probably about 1 o'clock," said Brooke's mom, Misty.

The Davis' got to the United Spirit Arena at 4:45. That's 4 and a half hours before show time. And they weren't alone.

"What brought you out here 4 hours before he's going to take the stage?" I asked another fan.

"Beat the lines, beat the rush of everybody being here," said Juan Domingeuz.

Domingeuz and his wife Tamara arrived at 4:45, too. And this is their first time to see their favorite country artist - George Strait.

"No words to say. I mean it's just unbelievable - nerve racking. It's kind of like when we saw Kenny Chesney last year. That big rush before you see him," said Tamara.

If you didn't have tickets before Friday night's show and even though it was sold out show; if you had enough money you could have gotten in. On EBay tickets were going for between $105 and $1,500 for those last minute adoring fans.

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