Chaotic Twilight Crowd gets Physical!

Oh, wow. Just… holy shizzzz. Ok, so today was supposed to be the first of the Hot Topic Twilight tours. Rob was set to appear in San Francisco tonight. This morning was when people could line up to get a bracelett that would allow them in. But, all hell broke lose. LITERALLY.

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)  — Police in San Francisco had to struggle to control a crowd of around 3,000 people who gathered at San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria Monday morning for the chance to see an actor who is very popular among the teenage set. 
Listen  KCBS’ Holly Quan ReportsPolice were forced to cancel the event, after the crowds grew out of control.

Teenagers, and their families had come from as far as Hawaii, Los Angeles and Arizona hoping to get a glimpse of Robert Pattinson, the 22-year-old British actor who played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies. He now stars in “Twilight,” a vampire movie that is based on a very popular young adult book.

Around 200 to 500 people were expected to line up this morning to buy a wristband when the mall opened, that would allow them back inside the mall at 6 p.m. for a t-shirt signing at the Hot Topic store. Thousands showed up.

”After I got trampled I got back up there, but it was really scary cause I couldn’t breathe, because everyone kept pushing,” said fan Erica Martin.

One girl reportedly had her nose broken as a result of being crushed up against the front doors to the mall.  Another girl fainted because she was unable to breathe while being pressed by the crowd.

The line to get into the front of the mall stretched all the way around the block.

Jeeze. People, if you want to see any of the cast ever again, CALM YOURSELVES!!! I know Twilight is exciting and I know you reeeeeally wanted to see Robert (or any star, for that matter), but if things like this happen, they will never come out in public. Ever! So please please please please PLEASE can we all take a few deep breaths and think about this? People got hurt! An ambulance was called! A girl broke her freaking nose!! This is giving the Twilight Community a bad name, and having this on the news is a very bad thing. Let’s all be nice and chill the frik out, kay? Because, personally, if I ever was able to meet a cast member, I would not want it canceled because of a crazy mob. (And, note, it was CANCELED, not rescheduled. I don’t think Rob will be visiting SanFran any time soon…) To read the article on it’s official page, click here. Good thing Rob wasn’t there yet, he would have been killed. Jeez…


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