We admit it. We're nerds. We camped out for the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Part 2 last night.
It was hot. We were cranky. But it was awesome. There were a good 200 people, sleeping in shifts to watch everyone's things. We met fans from Chile, Peru, and France. Tom Felton (AKA Draco) paid us a surprise visit Sunday night and brought us pizza. Alan Rickman (AKA Professor Snape) showed up across the street at Lincoln Center and 40 people ran across the street at a green light to try to catch a glimpse of him in the window.
They told us the first 50 people would be getting wristbands to stand at the red carpet, and then spent all of Monday telling us we wouldn't. At long last, they showed up with wristbands that not only put us right at the red carpet, but also a surprise screening of the final movie. And yes, we did sob our way through the movie. Only they were dry sobs, because we were too dehydrated for real tears.
|All photos by Maragux Herrera|
It was hot and sunny all weekend. We ended up behind what must be the shortest building in all of Manhattan, and so not even the shade of the building was there to help.
One group of girls camped out for six days. They spent the week tweeting from @NYCPotterHeads
. The poster was pulled off of the wall at a subway station in Queens and stuck in front of them so that people would stop asking what they were waiting for.
Tom Felton brought us pizza.
|Photo by Rosie Diaz|
Yes, the guy who plays Draco Malfoy just showed up with nearly a couple dozen pizzas for all of us. According to one of the guards, the cast had been watching us from inside Lincoln Center after their press conference. They wanted to do something for us and Felton volunteered. Even sweeter, he was apparently told he could only bring a few pies and couldn't get out of the car, but ignored them and came anyway.
People slept in shifts to watch each other's things. Some crashed on blankets and chairs, but most creative (and we're betting most comfortable) were the inflatable rafts.