Sorry to bother you, but I don't really know how the industry works. I noticed all the Harry fan pics were with people that have public twitters full of pics with celebrities. Who alerts them? Does Harry's PR team call them? I'm perplexed why so many of these pics all of a sudden.
I am sure they’re alerted somehow, but I don’t know if it’s directly from Harry’s team (or whatever team arranged things) or if they’re conveniently fed info from a less obvious source. Like, if I were doing this, and I worked for Harry’s PR team, I’d set up a “fan” account, like a UA account, and make friends with people I know are already into stalking. And then I’d tell those friends, via DM, “I heard from someone I know that Harry’s going to be at Smith & Wollenksy’s tonight. I can’t go but maybe some of you want to?” I do think there are some direct relationships, like the London Stalker Crew, where they fully know what they’re being asked to do, the requests are direct from PR teams, and those people are probably compensated in some way beyond just the pics, either with money or tickets or merch or access to events or something. But I think there are a lot of stalkers – probably most of those associated with UA accounts – who really think that they’re getting inside tips and they aren’t meant to know where they’ll be. For them, I think, it’s more of a game and they think they’re in the know via their “friends” with inside information. I don’t think those stalkers are directly compensated. For them, the reward is feeling like they know more. That plus the opportunity to get pics and build their twitter/insta reputation is sufficient reward. (Though the UAs do get fed a bone every once in a while in the form of “winning” fan contests. This keeps people interested and motivated to participate in the whole process.) So, I think it is all definitely arranged by his team and intentional, but there are different ways of going about it. I think a lot of the stalkers truly believe they were just lucky enough/hard working enough to get the information needed to locate him, while in reality that information was fed to them in a manner that allowed them to believe that they found it on their own.