June 17th, 2009.
Two days after the juggernaut that was the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Premiere, I had another one to consider going to. The complication : I was outside of London all day on a team building day which involved wandering around a forest and (in my instance) getting lost with our group on the way from the carpark to the camping ground before the event had even started, and then carrying a hollowed-out log for several kilometres through bushland.
And yet.... this premiere was a bit closer to my heart, as I am actually Austrian and as such, in theory a movie about a Gay Austrian Fashion Icon means I can possibly relate to 1/3 of it on a personal level (.... possibly even more if my enviable collection of T-Shirts qualifies me as a Fashion Icon as well as Austrian). In the end, I didn't get there on time, but I did manage to capture some of the action:
Well... it was a quick one and a late one, but arguably a good one. I'm looking forward to the movie. (Edited to add, subsequently : I am amazed and ashamed at this movie. Just about everything that was brilliantly right about Borat was made aggressively unfunny in this one. A pity).
Still, it joins the "Archive of Premieres"... and as an event in its own right it retains some merit. I mean.... I used the word "Blau Stahl" in a premiere journal and that doesn't happen every day.
Until next time!