Hundreds line up to get stamp of Jimmy Page's autograph
Jimmy Page, legendary rock guitarist and band leader of Led Zeppelin, meets one of hundreds of fans lined up at Indigo Bay & Bloor for a book stamping appearance on July 21, 2015. (Indigo)
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, July 21, 2015 4:31PM EDT
Hundreds of fans who lined up all day for a chance to meet Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page in a downtown Toronto bookstore got a “whole lotta love.”
What they didn’t get was an actual autograph. Indigo warned fans ahead of time that Page would only be stamping books during his appearance and would not be providing customary personalized autographs.
Fans didn’t seem to care.
Many of the 300 fans who showed up were lined up outside the Bay and Bloor streets store first thing this morning to purchase a copy of his book for $85 (taxes included) and get a coveted wristband for this afternoon’s meet and greet.
Page was at Indigo Tuesday between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to promote his new autobiographical photo book ‘Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page.’
“It is a once in a lifetime thing,” a fan named Danny told CP24. “I have been waiting since about 7 a.m. this morning and I am a few minutes away from meeting him. The only intelligent thing I can think of to say is just thank you for making the music that I have enjoyed for most of my life.”
“I have been waiting to meet him my whole life,” another fan named Jay told CP24. “I am about 50 and I discovered them (Led Zeppelin) when I was 11. I am probably going to be a blubbering mess.”
Though Page did not personally sign any autographs, he was seen shaking hands and posing for photos with fans throughout Tuesday’s appearance.
Page also took some time to talk about his new book telling those in attendance that it was an “interesting and unusual project.”
“The more I got into it, the more sort of value it seemed to have,” Page said.
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