The Twilight Tour Hits Houston
Jill was a fan of Jacob. “Jacob is very charming and very down-to-earth,” she said. “Oh, and he’s hot.” Mom Tracy Chipley, on the other hand, was squarely on Team Edward. She wistfully noted that Robert Pattinson had made a stop in Dallas a couple days beforehand. “I do feel Houston is always behind Dallas,” she said, adding, “We’re thrilled Taylor’s here.”
Word was that around 3,000 people showed up to the tour’s stop in Dallas. Houston’s turnout was smaller. A Hot Topic worker said that after passing out 750 wristbands, they’d turned a few hundred people away from the line.
Jill Chipley had missed school, of course, not to mention drill practice, to be here. When the line finally started moving, she and her mother were in and out of the store quickly but appeared to think the long wait had been worth it.
When you considered that Jill had read Twilight 32 times, New Moon 26 times, Eclipse 17 times and Breaking Dawn nine times – and that mom Tracy had her beat with 37 readings of Twilight – you had to agree. The wait was nothing.
– Cathy Matusow