Rick Ross is scheduled to do an autograph signing at the Midtown Best Buy tonight at 7pm. These happen every week, with lines of varying length. But today’s… today’s was special. Here’s the timeline:
2PM: This report came in from the street:
There is a guy outside the Best Buy cajoling/begging people to go to the signing. No joke.
2:15PM: A flyer is handed out:
“2 CDs Max Per Person.” FUCK!
What’s that in the distance? Is that someone in line?!?!?
Rick Ross will always love you, Rick Ross.
When I took this picture, I was asked, “Hey, you wanna meet Rick Ross?” like it was free comedy.
Note the little cardboard cutout, all alone. Having the #1 album ain’t what it used to be, huh?
We sent our man Jayson down for recon (and to pose with the empty barricades). He asked a street teamer where the line was, and he responded, “Oh, I think people are just circling the block because there’s so much to see around here.” OF COURSE!
5:31PM: I SEE PEOPLE
The two guys are street teamers, but the three girls are real. YAY!
What’s up, Hot 97?
And finally, 6PM:
There you have it. That’s what flyers, Hot 97 promos and a huge promotional push’ll get you. Congratulations!