|Cody Simpson in Toronto - December 2011|
Simpson visited MuchMusic today for New.Music.Live and lined along both Richmond and John Street were hoards of Teen Girls waiting to get their chance to see the Idol in-person. Shrieks heard outside were deafening. If you thought that was crazy, another 500 Fans could be seen lining-up at Chapters for a Meet & Greet with Simpson. Those same Fans also had to line-up early yesterday morning for Wristbands for tonight's Event.
Several measures were taken to ensure Publicity was controlled including draping the Autograph Signing Area so that no Photographs could be taken by those without Wristbands. Above this, the selling of Simpson's Coast to Coast EP at just $5.00, ensured that most Fans who wanted a chance to meet him had their opportunity. And there were many. This, plus the visible presence of Crowds at the intersection of Richmond x John with CTV Camera Crews ready, convincingly said that we are in the presence of a Superstar. Surely Cody Simpson was "on the minds" (pardon the pun) of many an interested Onlooker asking what the commotion was all about.
Simpson continues his Canadian Press Tour in Montreal tomorrow.
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(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W.)