Last night, like many others, my childhood came to an end. Of course it had ended when the last Harry Potter book came out; but I still clung to the hope/excitement of the movies. 'Pottermore', although vague, also seems promising. I've signed up to register as soon as it comes out!
My mourning day started with brewing a cold cup of Butterbeer. Yes, this recipe calls for Pink Butterbeer. It was pretty good though, just sickeningly sweet.We got to the midnight premiere 4 hours early. Usually we only go about 2-3 hours early. We were literally almost at the end of the line! I couldn't believe that some people had waited up to 8 hours! There was also a showing at 12:30 am in a non-3D theatre and that line-up was tiny. I didn't really want to see it in 3D because I'm not a fan, but when I bought the tickets that was all that was offered. Of course I dressed up! There was many people dressed up, including a Hagrid, Bellatrix and a couple of Death Eaters.
There were a number of these types of shirts, which I think are fantastic and adorable. These particular ones are from here.When everyone was let in, there was the frantic rush to get seats. By the time we got in only the bottom section was available so I went to save 3 seats at the upper row of that section. I was standing in front of 3 seats saving them while my friends looked around for anything else, and the group beside me didn't calculate their seats right and asked me to move over one. We were already pretty far over on the side so I didn't want to, but before I could reply I was pretty much forced over! They just plopped their stuff down on one of my seats. Two seconds later they said they needed one more seat and forced me over one more! By now I was right at the edge and it was definitely not a good view. My friends came back and were pretty mad.
After leaving the theatre; bribing some people in the 12:30 line with the special-edition 3D Harry Potter glasses, and speaking to the manager about changing out tickets, we managed to get into that show instead! Everyone who went to this showing got great seats because the theatre wasn't sold out or packed. (I don't understand why they fill a 3D theatre when if you sit at the front of one of those movies you can see the green fuzziness of the 3D effects on screen & it really isn't enjoyable)...
I don't think it should be a surprise when I say the movie was AMAZING. A few things here and there weren't exactly correct-straight-from-the-book, but it was still great. The best scene by far was the Snape scene (No spoilers, but I'm sure HP fans will know which one I'm talking about).
Harry Potter, I will miss you.