James Durbin and his Santa Cruz fans sing "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
An estimated 20,000 fans showed up for James Durbin Day yesterday at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The event was canceled when James was eliminated on Thursday, but Santa Cruz officials pleaded with the American Idol people and got an exception. Durbin reminded the crowd that he is still unemployed, but returned their extraordinary love:
"I was born in Santa Cruz, I was raised in Santa Cruz and I will forever live in Santa Cruz," Durbin said on stage. "I will never forget this moment."