I had brought my Kobo with me since I was going by myself and didn't know if there was anyone I would want to chat with. Much to my surprise, I only had it turned on for a minute before I was chatting away with the ladies in the line (I still find it odd how social I am these days, considering I was so shy growing up) and the Kobo didn't get turned on again till I was on the subway home.
The ladies -- who I never got any of their names, were tons of fun to talk to and I am really glad that I got to hang with them. One of the ladies was from Orangeville and her friend was here from London. The friend has to be the best Aunt I have ever met. She took her niece 3 times to see Adam Lambert and 1 time stayed in line for like 6 hours without the chance to eat, drink or go to the bathroom. I also met a very sweet and friendly Archivist who is taking her mom on the Rick Springfield Cruise. There was also a nice women from I think it was Palgrave who was also interesting to talk to.
There were also tons of "interesting" people at the event who knew way too much about Ricky, which explained the huge amount of security. We also had some entertainment from these extremely colorful and fun ladies from Ottawa. It was definitely not boring.
The Chapters and other staff organized everything like clockwork (even though the area was way too closed in) and they even had some music playing and trivia and giveaways. I had no chance in winning any of these contests, as I was with tons of women who really knew there Rick Trivia.
Now actually meeting Rick was a little bit of a let down, since they put you through, an assembly line and there was no way you could say more than thanks or hi to him. He also got distracted by someone talking to him and fucked up on the inscription for the copy of the book I bought for the SWWR for Spina Bifida. On a good note I got a nice squeeze from him and he smelled really good -- and I still am convinced he made a pact with the devil to look that Hot at 61. The poor bastard looked exhausted though and I really felt sorry for him, because it looked like he would rather be anywhere than here. Also the photographer took the picture at the wrong time when I was "supposed" to have my pic taken, Rick thought the picture was already taken so was getting ready to move on to the next middle aged women.
As promised here are some of the pictures of the book signing for Rick Springfield's Late, Late at Night
(Sorry my Camera takes CRAPPY pictures)
|Early Group - the 1st 5 ladies have been here since 10am|
|Near the end of the line at 4:00|
|Simon and Schuster's Photo posted on FB|
|Crazy Ottawa ladies - resting for a brief moment|
|Damn Photographer (Me and Rick)|