With Ed Sheeran performing in the region this week, thousands of people pinned their hopes on meeting the singing superstar.
And one of those lucky enough to grab a moment with Sheeran in person was Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe. The Black Cats star shared an image on his Instagram account @IAmJermainDefoe earlier today of the pair together. The singer sold out two dates at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena as part of his Divide album tour.
We went to see Sheeran in concert on Wednesday. Read the review here.