Yes, I was there. I joined a few Potter Pals and we hung out for a bit…
Saw a star or two.
Screamed our heads off!
Let me start at the beginning.
Here’s the Lincoln Center fountain at about 11:00 am on Monday morning.
Wait, what it that behind the fountain? A little taste of things to come?
A little while later, the red carpet starts to get rolled out. Hm, looks like something rather important is going to be taking place…
A crown has gathered across the street from the plaza.
A crowd with signs.
A LARGE crowd with signs.
The crowd was happy, excited! And the signs were heartfelt
and very funny.
“I’m In Love With A Werewolf”? Wrong movie…
I camped out behind these girls, who had been there since about 8:00 that morning.
A girl with her Golden Snitch
and the ever-present Harry Potter book
A baby bird flew down and landed on this boy’s shoulder. A very good sign! It thought it was an owl!
Here are some Hogwarts students:
As time passed, the stage across the street was all glitz and glamour. They displayed some AWESOME posters.
4:30 pm. The stage was set. It was almost time for The Big Event.
Everyone is excited! Pushing forward. Cameras at the ready. Who is that?? SHRIEK! !
DISCLAIMER: I was far, far away from the stage. In order to show the celebrities, I am cropping way in on my photos. Don’t judge. Don’t throw tomatoes. Don’t hate.
It’s the best I got.
Sarah Jessica Parker walked the red carpet.
I felt really old when I heard someone behind me say “She’s from Sex And The City, right?”
My Hero! Snape – er, Alan Rickman was there. SNAPE SNAPE SNAPE!
Ron (Rupert Grint) as cute as could be:
Hermione (Emma Watson) – as lovely as she could possibly be. She has indeed blossomed into a star.
and… HARRY! Daniel Radcliffe has finally entered the building! I mean, the Red Carpet outside of the building!!
At this point, my poor feet couldn’t take it any longer. I had been standing in one spot for over 7 hours. As I pushed my way to the back and hobbled out of the crowd I heard more cheers. The stars were probably posing together – I saw this picture this morning, thanks to Stephen Lovekin and Getty Images:
We were all happy campers. We had witnessed movie history.
The Final Harry Potter Premiere.
I had tears in my eyes.
Were you there? Were you at the London Premiere?
Are you going to see the movie on Friday?
Tell us about your experience/expectations in the Comments Section.
Thank you Harry Potter. Thank you J.K. Rowling.
Long May You Live.