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U2 tickets sell out in minutes

Tickets for U2's opening concert in their first American tour in five years sold out in minutes, with fans eagerly awaiting the event.

Rollins College junior Bryan Schaffner, 22, took a red lawn chair, two comforters and a sleeping bag to camp outside a Ticketmaster outlet Wednesday in Orlando.

"I know this is crazy to be out here this early, but not when we're talking about the greatest rock 'n' roll group ever," Schaffner said.

The 7,000 tickets for the band's kickoff concert Feb. 29 at the Lakeland Civic Center went on sale Saturday morning.

Tickets for U2's March 1 concert at the Miami Arena also went on sale Saturday morning for the Irish group's tour in support of the Achtung Baby album.

Schaffner said he left his spot occasionally to attend a few classes and to use the restroom at nearby fast-food restaurants.

Ticketmaster General Manager Tim Wood said fans probably had a better chance of getting tickets in person than by phone.