So I still don't get this whole "Twilight" obsession . . .. never read the books and I hear the movies are going to be very different (or adapted for hollywood) and I really don't have any interest to tell you the truth but this post isn't about my lack of interest . .. it's about the following and buzz this movie is generating.from slashfilm:
Twilight star Robert Pattinson was going to appear at a small Hot Topic store in the Stonestown Galleria, a mall just miles south of downtown San Francisco (but still technically in the city limits). Now some have speculated that the Twilight fanbase is not as big as you might think. It’s the whole “mob mentality” rule of the internet, where a large vocal group can have an expansive presence, and in affect, seem much larger than they actually are. Take Snakes on a Plane for instance. The reasoning is that the Twilight books have sold far far far less than the Harry Potter novels. But the early advance ticket numbers are much bigger than expected.
And that appearance tonight in San Francisco? It’s been canceled. Over 3,000 Twilight fans, mostly teenage girls, showed up at the Stonestown Galleria early this morning. That is more than 10 times the amount of people that police officials were expecting. Apparently a few of the teenage fans were trampled, and one girl reportedly broke her nose. The event was cancelled for safety reasons. Some fans had traveled with their families from Los Angeles, Hawaii and Arizona.