BEE Mania in Melbourne
Few authors attain rock star status, but Bret Easton Ellis' Australian tour has had it’s fair share of pyrotechnics and brought out some odd fans. Like who? According to Elmo Keep, Easton Ellis was asked to help Delta Goodrem out with Stateside work. He told Keep, “I’m getting phone calls from Brian McFadden’s manager asking if I can get Delta a job in LA. And I’m like, ‘I don’t really know what she wants to do.’”
But now he’s hit Melbourne, the requests are much simpler. Author Kathy Charles and blogger Angela Meyer met him yesterday. Both were excited at the prospect, Charles bringing along a galley proof of Easton Ellis' Lunar Park that she bought on eBay for US$120 for the cult author to sign. And what was she expecting from the man? “I think he’s going to be really nice, because that’s what everyone says he’s like,” Charles said.
Easton Ellis himself was getting psyched for tonight’s appearance with Alan Brough. When asked what he’s expecting tonight, Easton Ellis said “It’s going to be different than most events I did on this tour of the US, the UK and now Australia, because it’s a very big event.” We’re expecting nothing short of Glamorama.