You know that a burgeoning crowd will have gathered, when the event in question is the premiere of a popular Hollywood film.
The premiere of X Men: Days of Future Past, seventh in the X Men series, was supposed to be held at 9pm.
But the crowds had started gathering as early as 5pm on Wednesday night at the Shaw House, Urban Plaza in Singapore, which played venue to this grand premiere.
Apart from Hollywood hottie Hugh Jackman and the talented Peter Dinklage, the crowd was also eagerly waiting for the blue carpet appearance of their local star, Fan Bingbing, who has played a small role in the film.
They went berserk when Hugh arrived looking dapper in a grey suit. The actor spent almost half an hour on the blue carpet as he made sure that he shook hands, signed autographs and posed for innumerable selfies.