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This Ed Sheeran fan will do just about anything to see him at Whelan's

“I’ll easily be a bouncer, I can serve alcohol, I’ll even stay behind and help clear up the mess.”

Image: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

ED SHEERAN IS SET to play an intimate gig to only 400 fans at Whelan’s later this month, as part of VH1′s rebooted Storytellers series.

Tickets will not go on general sale, and the venue has said there will be at least 24 hours notice before the process begins. (We’ve run down what we know so far about the tickets here.)

Despite this, Whelan’s has received buckets of emails, tweets and Facebook messages from desperate fans looking to secure a ticket.

One of the missives was from a 19-year-old fan from Co Laois, who is so keen on getting tickets to see his special gig later this month that she is willing to do just about anything. She’ll be a bouncer or a bartender, she’ll even clean up after the gig. Anything.

She wrote an actual, real live letter to Whelan’s, and this is what it said:

whelansletter Source: Facebook/Whelanslive

“The reason I’m writing to you is because for some strange and obscure reason, I believe in magic,” she writes. “Not the cast-a-spell, potions and curses, witch-y magic. No. The magic of obscure and crazy kindness which I’m kind of hoping you’ll show after reading this letter.”

She goes on to describe her love for Ed, then gets to the bargaining:

I can easily fit in a tiny corner of a room, or behind the bar. I’ll even stand on the roof, if needs be. What I’m trying to say in the nicest possible way, without even lying and pretending to be sweet and kind by “asking for a friend”, I’m oh-so-selfishly asking for a ticket to go see Ed Sheeran.
…Even if I’ve to work, I’ll easily be a bouncer (although not a very scary one), I can serve alcohol (and promise not to drink any of it), I’ll even stay behind and help clear up the mess (although I’m terribly lazy and would most likely sweep it under a nearby carpet). Jokes.

“If you find it in your hearts to please, please, please, pretty please bring me to the event I will love you forever and drink in your pub every weekend of my life until I die of liver failure.” Oof, alright then.

Sadly, Whelan’s has no say in who gets to go – all they can tell this girl and anyone else looking for the much-coveted tickets is to keep an eye on Ed Sheeran’s website. :(

READ: Tickets to the special Ed Sheeran gig at Whelan’s – here’s what we know>

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