Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (aka year one) was published in the US in September of 1998. The next year, when I was 10, my fifth grade teacher read us the first book in class. We were all hooked. We bought the book. My mom loved it, especially all the English humor and words (my mom's from London, in case you didn't know).
Ever since then, I've been hooked. The last 11 years of my life, I've grown up with HP. He's like best friend. I even started writing a book about Harry's secret little sister, Allison Potter who was a newborn when the parents died and was raised by Dumbledore himself at Hogwarts under a different name. What can I say, I had a wild imagination back then. I've always had the book pre-ordered (or, more accurately... my dad has).
So, last night/this morning was the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1 (movie, duh). Sarah, Ginger, Caroline, Kyle and I went together. S and G got in line around 4. Kyle and I followed around 5:30. We choose to go to the Provo Towne Center theater, so we would be indoors. Good choice! Although, our backs hurt quite a bit after sitting on the hard albeit carpeted floor. We ate, played bananagrams, read, slept, talked, etc.
And let me tell you, the movie was not a disappointment. I LOVED IT. SO MUCH. I think it's my favorite movie so far. It was just so well done. And I cried multiple times. And I laughed a lot. And it was creepy and scary and jumpy.
It was perfect.
(maybe I'll actually "review" it later.)
Now all that's out of the way, here are some wonderful pictures of the night.
(a lot of pictures.)
|Within the first few hours.|
|Stylin' 3D glasses.|
|Kyle curled up trying to nap.|
|Kyle drew on mine and Sarah's scars.|
|This is us. Tripsies.|
|HP silly bandz. We're hip.|
Yesterday we took a field trip to go listen to the bell tower play the HP theme, and we used the sorting hat (aka bowl with strips of paper that said house names in it) to sort us into houses. Today, we came to work dressed up in our houses colors. And then we took pictures. And hung up the house crests on our wall.
|All the morning crew.|
Now just for July 2011 to get here....