Cleveland is one of only four cities to host the "Demand Our Stars" tour for the best-selling book turned big screen sensation
CLEVELAND -- Beatles fans might have some competition after Tower City was taken over by thousands of screaming teenage girls Wednesday night.
Cleveland is one of only four cities to host the "Demand Our Stars" tour for the best-selling book turned big screen sensation "The Fault In Our Stars."
"I skipped school for this. I waited eight hours for this," high schooler Arden Long said.
They waited to see the stars of "The Fault In our Stars" in person at Tower City.
"This book changed my life for the better, and I'm grateful," Long said.
The New York Times bestselling book is now one of the summer's most anticipated films. It tells the story of two teens with cancer played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort -- best friends in real life, and currently starring in the box office hit "Divergent."
"They're there, and they're real. They're there!" fan Peri Long said.
The crowd got to see exclusive movie clips and ask the celebrities questions – including a couple of prom requests.
"We got a little head nod, so I think it's a yes," a fan said.
From prom to the red carpet, Channel 3 News also got a little one-on-one time with the stars to hear how the book and film impacted them.
"The messages in this film are so important in this day and age, celebrating life and celebrating hope," Woodley said. "Because there's a lot of negativity out there right now, and I think a lot of fear about where society is headed, and I think it's helpful to have this hopeful outlook on life."
Fans packed Tower City to catch a glimpse.
Her co-star said he got very emotional watching the film and that anyone can relate to the story.
"I cried a lot, but it made me think, and it made me leave upbeat and empowered, even though it was sad," Elgort said.
The book's author John Green -- one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people this year -- was especially touched by the crowd because he used to live in Ohio.
"I love Cleveland, saw some great rock concerts here over the years, and it feels good to be back," Green said. "Go see the movie on June 6!"
Fans are already planning to camp out for that, too.
"Sorry to all my teachers!" Long said.