As Team Efron rolled into town for the London stop on its 17 Again worldwide roadshow, teens lined the streets for a glimpse of their idol, and no flashy gimmicks were needed to add to the experience.
Indeed, no other talent at all was on hand to pad out the evening, and instead the baying crowd was entertained by a series of tween-friendly z-listers such as Same Difference, the English one from High School Musical 3, and Max and OB off Hollyoaks.
Meanwhile, our slick-quiffed pin-up worked the crowds with panache in the face of screams to outstrip any Twilight convention.
Making his way to speak to Empire, Efron dodged all off-message questions, including the hot potato of why he kicked off his Sunday shoes and dropped out of Footloose, or whether he is indeed up next to play Johnny Quest alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Instead, he told us about his reception here in London: "It was definitely crazy out there. I hear some of the girls were there for hours and hours. I just want to show em a good time, and I hope I don't disappoint!"
Which was nice to know. And following those perfectly minded Ps and Qs as Efron headed inside the cinema, Empire remembered that unfortunately we are not 17 again, and that it was time to go home for a cup of tea and a nice sit down.
"they only want you when you're seventeen,
when you're twenty one, you're no fun.
They take a polaroid and let you go,
say they'll let you know,
So come on"
Very clever Empire! I loooove Ladytron, and because of that I read the whole article about Zac-I couldn't be more smug without disappearing up my own arsehole-Efron... Kudos to you!
I'm better looking then that guy anyway. I have the correct number of nipples for a start... More
So he avoided any questions about the work hes doing (the stuff that the magazine is actually dedicated to) and chose instead to stand and talk about girls who love him enough to wait for hours for him? More