Man oh man. Last night was incredible.
So, Whimsic Alley, that place in Santa Monica I mentioned a few posts down, held this pretty sweet Harry Potter premiere party. James picked me up straight from school, they finished making my robe at Katie’s house, and then we drove down there at about 9-ish. There was yummy yummy food, not a ridiculous amount of people but enough so that there was minimal elbow room inside the tiny tiny store, and some camera people — one for promotional photography and another for CNN [watch for us on Sunday at 3 or 7-ish!]. It was a neat time. Everyone got these really wicked goody bags, and there was a trivia game in which we won because we are awesome. Man, there were some pretty interesting people there. I’ve never gone all out for anything before, and seriously, the people you meet at these kind of things is pretty…intriguing? To say the very least.
Anyways, at about 10 we all boarded on this double-decker bus and rode to Third Street Promenade to the Criterion theater. Sure, ok, not exactly IMAX, but man. That bus was cool. We rode on the roof, and ok, so it was kind of weird how everyone else insisted on drawing attention to us by shouting “hello” to passersby [passerbys?], but, well, I guess I can pretty much sum that up according to what one of them said, “What’s the point of being a spectacle if they don’t see us?” And then she cackled. We were a pretty strange sight I suppose, but whatever. My costume was hot.
We got to the theater, and while we waited for, oh, 2 hours, people already at the theater kept asking to take pictures of and with our big huge group. It’s because we were amazing. But really, it was pretty funny. Random people have pictures of me on their cameras right now. I’m such a celebrity.
Oh, yeah, and the movie? Man. It was amazing. Some of the scenes were really good and intense, and even though I’ve never heard of the director before, I think he did a pretty sweet job. It stayed really close to the book, but like all the other Potter movies, featured extra comedic scenes that were hah. Damn funny. Love Fred and George. There were some other additional scenes like the introduction of Durmstrang and Beaubatons. That was a good scene, man. So yeah, I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you to go and see it, but just in case you do, GO SEE IT. Immediatement.
Man oh man. Last night was such a good night. Hope your Harry Potter experience, if you’re into that kind of thing, were spectacular as well.