The Paper Towns Tour made a stop in our hometown of Dallas last week, and thanks to our friends at the Penguin Young Readers Group, I got to attend!
People waited in line ALL DAY in the hot Texas sun for the opportunity to get inside and hear from their favorite author, John Green.
Look at all the people! To see an author! My faith in humanity is restored.
The festivities were hosted by Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, the YouTube duo Just Between Us.
Allison and Gaby introduced Saint Motel, whose song, "My Type," is on the Paper Towns soundtrack.
And then it was the moment everyone had been waiting for… John Green!
As you can tell from this video, people LOST THEIR MINDS. (And rightly so, he’s great!)
After talking to the crowd for a bit, John informed everyone we were going to get to see twenty minutes of the movie! I have no pictures of this because I’m pretty sure I would have been taken straight to jail if I had tried.
Following the movie clip (if you can call twenty minutes of something a clip), stars of the movie Nat Wolff and Halston Sage joined John on stage to take questions from the crowd. Cara Delevingne had been at the other Paper Towns Tour stops but didn’t make it to Dallas because she had to make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that night. (Which seems like a pretty great reason to miss something.)
After the event was over, we got the opportunity to head backstage and meet John, Nat and Halston, who were all lovely and delightful people.
So what I’m trying to say with all of this is John Green is awesome, Paper Towns the book is awesome and Paper Towns the movie looks to be awesome. If you haven’t read the book, we have SIGNED copies at our Dallas Flagship location right now. Stop by or give them a call to get one before they are gone. And go see Paper Towns the movie today!