We received a ton of emails this morning from super upset Twilight fans.
Apparently, British hawtness Robert Pattinson was scheduled to do a fan meet-and-greet tonight, Monday evening, at a San Francisco-area Hot Topic as part of a promotion campaign for the Twilight movie.
However, due to event mismanagement, the event's been cancelled!
A Twilight fan was whisked away in an ambulance because she was crushed by the poorly managed crowd.
Here's Perezcious reader Amanda Nicole's eyewitness account:
Rob's stop in San Francisco was cancelled this morning. All because the people at the front of the line did not want to form a line. They crowded the malls entrance, police were called, and the whole event was cancelled and it will not be rescheduled. Even as it was announced that the event was cancelled, people still continued to stay in line. 1000+ people were in line for only 500 wristband that would allow you to meet Rob this evening. The tour is sponsored by Hot topic.
Police would not allow the mall to open until everyone cleared out. They were probably scared that people would rush Hot Topic. The whole situation was utterly ridiculous. The event was not organized and people would just pull up in their cars and cut in front of the hundreds of people who had been in line. Some waited since before 5am. The problem centered around the "mosh pit" environment at the front of the mall. People were being pushed up against glass doors and the risk for injury was very high from what I saw.
And the event was at a relatively small mall right across from the SFSU campus.
I would tell everyone attending the other stops, be careful. When security tells you to move back, move back. They are not joking around and will cancel the event.
We hope shiz is sorted out for the upcoming tour stops.
And, it SUCKS that San Fran fans were screwed over!
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