June 15th, 2009/2019.
It was ten years ago that ‘Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen’ had its premiere - I’d taken the day off, had run a (literal) half-marathon the day before and was somewhat unprepared for how difficult this event would be to photograph. The crowds were more manic than any I’d seen - and unlike (say) The Dark Knight - which I’d photographed a year earlier, I had a spot much closer to the action this time.
Here’s how it went down, sans commentaire…
So that, at the end of they day, was that. I missed the premiere of the third movie as I was on holiday in Scotland, I don’t believe there was a premiere for the fourth one, and I did end up going to the premiere of the fifth one - and even got to see the movie for free at that one.
Next 10yr anniversary : Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” 2009 - with Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard!