Annie Lin shares these photos and this account of her experience at the Sarah Palin book signing in Roanoke.
On November 22,2009, about 1,750 people lined up with their books to see Sarah Palin for her bestseller “Going Rogue” signing at Barnes & Noble book store at Valley View Mall in Roanoke, Virginia.
I am one of 1,750 crazy people. I went to there at 7:00pm on November 21,2009. The weather was cold, temperature was 30 degrees.
By Saturday night, more than 500 people camped out in the parking lot. I was 102 the in per 500 line. The earliest person began waiting at 8am, Saturday.
On Saturday at 6am, the bookstore staff began wristbands, you needed to have no more 2 books and receipt from Barnes & Noble book store only, to get a wristband. Then the waiting until 10 am when Palin starts to give her autograph. People came from West Virginia, North Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and beyond…
I received a rare personalized signature with Jerry’s name [her son, Jerry Wu] on the cover page. Jerry couldn’t stand in lines overnight and be there.
In my pictures, I have Palin’s parents there. They stood beside the tour bus to sign books.
Please click the links to see more pictures.
Am I crazy? But I got Jerry’s name on the cover page. I said ” I did all of this for him, but of course also for my life”.