May 10th, 2016.
Some six years ago, just a short time before I headed back to Australia initially, I attended the original Alice in Wonderland premiere. It was huge and it was... well, it was awful. It was crowded, I had no chance of getting a good position, I was row four on a cold dark evening, waiting for hours... and then it rained. Heavily.
This time around... almost but not quite the same, yet different. Here's how it went down:
So... that was that. It wasn't the best premiere of the last three days, but it is the last for a little while. It started late, it ended late, the wristband procedure was written in crayon by a Romanian bricklayer giving instructions on how to get to the nearest village, and implemented by the kind of people who shouldn't be allowed to handle anything sharper than a damp sponge. But some of the security staff were quite friendly, I was in a dealer-less pen, and I might even get a decent night's sleep sometime, and at least it's another entry into the Archive of Movie premieres.
Until next time!
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