Thursday, July 5, 2007

Harry Potter

Energy, Liveliness, and the spirit of the teens contaminated Leicester Square. The eager young ladies and gents waited for the moment when their Harry, Ron, or Hermione would stroll in their direction on the red carpet. Everyone tends to have a favorite. Posters were plastered around the Odeon Theater for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with anxious fans screaming as each car arrived. The pouring rain and bitter weather didn’t stop anyone from the excitement including myself. Not being to up to date with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series doesn’t mean one should miss out on wizards, spells, and magic. Sadly, my name was not on the “special” list so I was unable to be apart of the VIP crowd but I did get to see some star studded atmosphere from afar.

A screen was set up on one side of the theater for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t fight thru the crowd of people on the opposite end. Though really hostility wasn’t a factor as everyone was there for one thing and one thing only, to be apart of the Potter extravaganza. Television cameras and their correspondents were lined up in one section for their chance to bombard with questions. I was surprised to not see anyone dressed up. Back home, at a Harry Potter premiere it was unheard of to not go to the extremes. Even at a Star Wars premiere you’d see Anakin’s.

Walking around London I knew the Harry Potter Film would have to be a tremendous event. I searched Google because accurate information was imperative. Hope everyone enjoyed the show and shower on a Tuesday in London town.

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