There are folks going to shows that are far further than you guys in the UK. Including one fellow who is coming to Toronto from Texas!
Well, perhaps you should have read more of the posts - I'm travelling to Amsterdam, Italy, Norway and Sweden rather than travelling about an hour or so up the road to see them at T in the Park; it isn't a question of the travel, it's the venue a lot of us are objecting to. Feel free to lead by example and make the journey here to see them - if you would have died to see the rehearsals why didn't you get on a plane to Dublin? :)