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Castlepoint staff braced for Ollymania
8:10am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
Teenagers have been queuing overnight to meet Olly Murs at his book signing at Waterstones this morning.
The event, which will see the Waterstones Castlepoint branch closed to all customers who don't have a wristband for the signing, is fully sold out.
Hundreds of people queued overnight last weekend to buy wristbands to get into the event - but now they're queuing again because they want to be first in the queue.
Waterstones asked fans to stay away until the morning and is warning those who don't have wristbands not to try and get in.
The shop is expected to be closed to all other customers until at least 1pm.
Georgina Kinge, 14, and Leah Stroud, 14, started queuing at 10am yesterday – a full 24 hours before the X Factor runner-up was set to arrive at Waterstones in Castlepoint. And they were swiftly joined by 12-year-old Louise Williams and her mum Dawn Pearman.
Leah, of Wallisdown, said: “We want to be the first people to see him. We don’t want to be at the end of the queue when he is tired.
“He seems like a really nice, down to earth guy. We can’t wait to see him.”
And Georgina, of Poole, added: “We don’t mind sleeping outside. It’ll be worth it to see him first before anyone else.”
Dawn, of Kinson, said she was happy to spend the night outdoors with her daughter and her new pals.
“It was a good atmosphere last week and the way I see it, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. It will be a special memory for her. It’s all good fun.”
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