Despite the controversy surrounding people being turned away, it appears that Ed Sheeran's VH1 Storytellers gig was a resounding success.

The red-haired singer / songwriter took to the stage shortly after 12 and was greeted by a capacity crowd, as well as millions watching at home and online via VH1.

The gig included old favourites, as well as the stories behind each of them and what inspired him.

The audience was peppered with Irish celebrities, including footballer Robbie Keane and his wife Claudine, singer / songwriter Gavin James, Jedward and the cast of Love / Hate.

Unfortunately, for those left out in the cold, it wasn't such a magical experience. Many fans took to Facebook and Twitter to vent their frustration.

Despite all this however, for the lucky few who got in, it was something special.