The recent turnout in Suwanee for the "Days Of Our Lives" cast appearance has tour organizers thinking of a return trip to the Atlanta area.
A tour publicist said this week that the turnout of 2,000 or so in March still is the strongest on the nationwide tour, which included stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. New Orleans, the stop following Suwanee, had about 1,000 fans come to see several cast members.
Filizzola remarked that the Suwanee turnout reminded the cast of how strong the show's fan base in Atlanta is, so a return is being considered.
Fans from as far away as North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama began lining up at Suwanee's City Hall in mid-afternoon March 21. Two lines -- one for book purchases, one strictly for signings by cast members -- stretched into the rear parking lot as the event began at 6 p.m. The cast members stayed past 10 p.m. to try to accommodate all the fans.
The Suwanee event was in conjunction with the publication of "Days Of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration In Photos." The soap opera is the longest-running scripted show in NBC history.