Kiwi boy band Titanium hit Palmerston North

03:53, Dec 11 2012
OH BOY: Fans meet members of Kiwi boy band Titanium.

Thankfully there was no screaming, but a stop in Palmerston North by boy band Titanium did send teen girls' hearts aflutter.

The New Zealand band is doing signing sessions around the country and were confronted by 70 teenage girls at JB Hi-Fi in the Plaza this afternoon.

Palmerston North 13-year-old girls Bella Norton and Izzy Ellingham were first in line to meet the band and they were struggling to control themselves in line.

"They are our idols, they are so talented and they are really there for the fans," Norton said.

"When I met them last time in Auckland I was really scared of fainting so I was breathing pretty heavily trying not to pass out."

Ellingham has been following the band since they were being formed and was physically shaking.


"I'm going to try not to faint, I can't promise I won't though."

The girls were plotting how they would get hugs and kisses off the band.

They said the plan was to try and ask for one hug for them and then one for an absent friend so they could get double.

Titanium was formed earlier this year as part of a radio station's promotion to create a New Zealand boy band.

The band members include Palmerston North's own Haydn Linsley.

They are promoting their debut album All For You.

Linsley was excited to be back again and had some advice for upcoming entertainers in the city.

"Just work hard and don't let your fears hold you back.

"I get people from high school recognising me when I come back.

"I think a lot of them are quite surprised I made it, but everyone in this town has been really proud of me."

Cassandra Walton, 13, waited in line for two hours before Titanium arrived, but she lost first place in the line to Norton and Ellingham.

"All I want is a hug," she said.

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