July 17th, 2016
Last week's small but perfectly pleasant "Finding Dory" premiere gave a Sunday premieres everywhere a good name, so when another one was scheduled exactly one week later I felt I knew what needed to be done. Also : Steven Spielberg would be attending. Which is enough to get me out of bed at 5:30am on a Sunday when so little else can.
Here's how it went down:
Then, suddenly, after about 2hrs of waiting, it became very clear that the carpet leading to the Empire Cinema was only for people watching the film, and the stars would all be going to the Odeon diagonally across from us half a galaxy away. And, sure if you're an easygoing zen-type person, this (like much else) is no big problem in the cosmic scheme of things. But if you, however lamentably, define your non-working life by premieres (and as the owner of the domain 'premieres.co' it's going to be tricky for me to claim otherwise), this was about as devastating as it gets. More so because we were the first ones to queue and were were TOLD where to stand!
What to do?
This does not make me feel much better. However, amazingly, an entire empty pen was 'discovered' somehow, and everyone with a green wristband ran, pushed, and gave agitated prayers and offerings to the dark lord to GET INTO THAT PEN.
So... that was that. It was a long, hot wait for a brief series of flurries of excitement. Worth it? To photograph Steven Spielbeg? Uh... yeah.
And it's another entry into The Archve of Movie premieres, too. Until next time!
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