Monday, November 10, 2008
Mass hysteria sweeps through SF
Courtesy of /Film, a small public event starring some guy from some movie (ok, it's Robert Pattison from Twilight). They expected 300-500 people at the Stonestown Mall, next door to my alma mater SFSU, and over 3000 turned out. Teenage girls threw trash cans through windows, set police cars on fire, and chaos ensued.
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.
I may feel compelled to go see the movie due to all the hype, but no, for my own safety and the safety of others, I will NOT see it on opening weekend.