Lots of people were interviewing the first person in the sleepover line at Hall H, “Twilight”/”New Moon” fan and 17-year-old Kristin (pictured right, and not sure how it’s spelled, but she said it to numerous bloggers and photographers before settling down to eat pizza), but the real story was the controversy brewing around Kristin and her mom and her mom’s friends.
A group of girls, who wanted to be called the anti-Twimoms, complained loudly to Elite security officers about people who were saving space at the front of the line, and older fans — or mothers of fans — who were cutting in line and camping out. The girls proceeded to say that it was also “creepy” that some of the women were so adamant about going to a panel to see a teenager (Taylor Lautner who plays Jacob — apparently the moms were on Team Jacob).
Security told them that each person was allowed to hold three spaces in line and that that was a courtesy granted to them. “You are actually loitering, ” said one of the security guards. The girls countered by saying that if one person can hold three spots, then if one of those people came, then they could also hold three spots, and the line in front of them would increase exponentially.
No real answer from security, but the girls’ protest was noted. And even videotaped …
— Jevon Phillips
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Photo: Jevon Phillips