26 Mar - 17 Again premiere (eeee!! Zac Efron!!)

March 26th, 2009.

It's Zac Efron!!!!! Eeeee!!!!!

Oh wait. I'm a guy. I don't really care. But that didn't stop hordes upon hordes of youthful and estrogen-charged females from converging on Leicester Square to commune in the most natural and beautiful of ways. Ie, by screaming their lungs out at insanely high pitch.

I had an ipod and a vantagepoint and was prepared to suffer for my 'Art'.

Yellow Cap Guy has a very low voice, which would have contrasted hugely in pitch to the average attendee at this premiere. Not that he, nor most heavy metal bands, or indeed aircraft jet engines could achieve the volume required to compete.

Yellow Cap Guy has a very low voice, which would have contrasted hugely in pitch to the average attendee at this premiere. Not that he, nor most heavy metal bands, or indeed aircraft jet engines could achieve the volume required to compete.

Cleverly figuring out that any female paparazzi would quickly be reduced to a quivering mess in the presence of Zac Efron, the major agencies all sent male photographers.

Cleverly figuring out that any female paparazzi would quickly be reduced to a quivering mess in the presence of Zac Efron, the major agencies all sent male photographers.

I'm not sure who she is, but we shared a moment, and for that moment the screaming of what must have been tens of thousands of girls was washed aside and I entered better, more tranquil, state. Then, sadly, the moment passed and she went inside. Thanks, though, pretty unknown lady!

I'm not sure who she is, but we shared a moment, and for that moment the screaming of what must have been tens of thousands of girls was washed aside and I entered better, more tranquil, state. Then, sadly, the moment passed and she went inside. Thanks, though, pretty unknown lady!

OMG! OMG! OMG! It's not Zac Efron! However, if you were a male of any description getting out of a car at this premiere, girls screamed at you just on suspicion of being, having met, or simply knowing of, Zac (freaking) Efron.

OMG! OMG! OMG! It's not Zac Efron! However, if you were a male of any description getting out of a car at this premiere, girls screamed at you just on suspicion of being, having met, or simply knowing of, Zac (freaking) Efron.

He's Here!!!!! (Centre horizontally, left hand side(ish) vertically) All semblance of social order and propriety evaporated in every female present in Leicester Square from the second he arrived. (I just wish Scarlett Johansson had showed up...)

He's Here!!!!! (Centre horizontally, left hand side(ish) vertically) All semblance of social order and propriety evaporated in every female present in Leicester Square from the second he arrived. (I just wish Scarlett Johansson had showed up...)

"Come With Me If You Want To Live". Well... it's some kind of strategy for getting your hands on your very own Zac Efron.

"Come With Me If You Want To Live". Well... it's some kind of strategy for getting your hands on your very own Zac Efron.

Well, this isn't going to make it hard to take photos AT ALL...

Well, this isn't going to make it hard to take photos AT ALL...

Unaccountably, I seem to have taken a legitimately cool shot of Mr Efron. Pity about the errant flash from a camera offscreen to the left. Also, thankfully, I learned that I am in fact immune to close proximity to Efron, as well as prolonged exposure to millions of screaming teenage girls, their younger sisters and (disturbingly) their mums. Outstanding. (The photo looks even cooler in black'n'white)

Unaccountably, I seem to have taken a legitimately cool shot of Mr Efron. Pity about the errant flash from a camera offscreen to the left. Also, thankfully, I learned that I am in fact immune to close proximity to Efron, as well as prolonged exposure to millions of screaming teenage girls, their younger sisters and (disturbingly) their mums. Outstanding. (The photo looks even cooler in black'n'white)

I believe Zac Efron may actually be able to beat Chuck Norris because Zac can command an army of women to do his bidding, and Chuck Norris is prevented by his innate chivalry from punching girls.

I believe Zac Efron may actually be able to beat Chuck Norris because Zac can command an army of women to do his bidding, and Chuck Norris is prevented by his innate chivalry from punching girls.

"Yes, we have met The Efron. Would you like to interview us?"

"Yes, we have met The Efron. Would you like to interview us?"

Despite the unfortunate overexposure, I'm pleased to report nothing more than : this is not Zac Efron.

Despite the unfortunate overexposure, I'm pleased to report nothing more than : this is not Zac Efron.

"You appear to be going all pale and having trouble standing. Were you going to ask me something?" The reporter lady will probably will wake up in a couple of hours with a mild headache and no memory of this event. There is a minimum safe distance from Zac Efron and she is nowhere near it.

"You appear to be going all pale and having trouble standing. Were you going to ask me something?" The reporter lady will probably will wake up in a couple of hours with a mild headache and no memory of this event. There is a minimum safe distance from Zac Efron and she is nowhere near it.

If you're female, please do not look at this photo for more than a couple of moments. Or operate heavy machinery for a few hours.

If you're female, please do not look at this photo for more than a couple of moments. Or operate heavy machinery for a few hours.

"Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!" Wait. I'm neither fourteen years old nor female, so that incessant and sustaining squeal is not coming from me...

"Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!" Wait. I'm neither fourteen years old nor female, so that incessant and sustaining squeal is not coming from me...

If I had advice to give to this lady, it would be that, babe, either Zac Efron is completely deaf by now and can't hear you, or he's blinded by all the camera flashes and can't see you waving anyway.  

If I had advice to give to this lady, it would be that, babe, either Zac Efron is completely deaf by now and can't hear you, or he's blinded by all the camera flashes and can't see you waving anyway.
 

So... that was the premiere for the film '17 Again'. Fans wanting shots of former "Friends" star Matthew Perry would have been disappointed by his absence at this premiere (either that, or he was there and sorry man, totally overshadowed by his younger co-star). There are no premieres next week which will be an unusual thing for me to deal with but I'll try to get by. One day at a time.

Until next time!

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