Grumpy Cat Brings a Thousand Fans to Changing Hands in Tempe

Grumpy Cat, the most famous feline in the Valley -- if not the entire Internet, made its first-ever public appearance on Sunday afternoon at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe and more than a few fans were there for the occasion. Employees at the store estimate that more than a thousand people waited in line for several hours for the chance to get their photograph with the local Internet sensation, whose real name is Tardar Sauce.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.