I count maybe 40 people in the seating photo, maybe 16 or so standing in the line.
6 seats per row, 11 rows per section, 3 sections = 198 seats.
Yah, that spells FAIL to me, too.
And if things filled up between the seats shot and the actual signing event, why so few people standing in line at the end?
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