Conan O’Brien‘s supporters aren’t confined to online — they’re so cuckoo for Coco that they gathered by the hundreds to support the soon-to-be-former “Tonight Show” host Monday.
The “I’m With COCO” Facebook phenomenon (which boasts more than 300,000 fans bills itself as a “religious organization”) spilled onto the streets in at least four cities. Various news outlets reported as many as 300-400 people at the Universal City demonstration, with smaller groups in Chicago, New York and Seattle.
The L.A. crowd began gathering around noon at Universal Studios — where O’Brien tapes “Tonight” — on an unusually rainy day, with frequent and intense downpours. Many wore orange in support of their ginger-haired hero, who at one point ran down Lankershim Blvd. and later sent pies from the corner pizzeria to feed the chanting, rain-soaked throng. More…