My Dear KDWB Listeners (and Readers)
It is with a heavy Muggle heart that I write to you from the KDWB Offices this morning. Why so depressed, you ask? Well, last night was the end of my childhood: the final chapter, the final show, the final midnight screening of Harry Potter. Although I had already been to KDWB’s pre-screening of Deathly Hallows Part 2, I was no less upset that the final midnight screening was upon us. Luckily, I had some intrepid friends that braved the robe clad masses of other Potterheads at AMC Rosedale 14 who also happened to capture each stage of the madness.
We waited anxiously in line outside of the theater, gazing at all the creative costumes and showing off our matching t-shirts just as proudly. Around 10:00pm, after about 2 hours of waiting outside, the doors were opened and Muggles of every shape and size rushed the entrance to be the first to obtain their seats in the theater.
Our Awesome Shirts
Rushing the entrance, all chanting “Harry! Harry! Harry!”
Now, for all you movie lovers out there, I am going to share with you one of my biggest secrets: The Very Best Seats in the House. Every time I hit the movies, whether it’s of my own volition or because I am working a KDWB contest (sign up here), I try my hardest to get the seats in the first row of the stadium seating. Do you know the ones I’m talking about? The ones where you can put your feet up on the bars without disturbing anyone and stretch your legs throughout a 2 hour, 10 minute epic conclusion. They are my seats, the ones that I usually fight for. Last night, I went to three different theater rooms before finding my seats, with my trusty friends in tow.
Front row seats, just the way I like them.
We settled in for another 2 hour wait, watching people play Banana Grams on the floor or pulling out their laptops to watch Deathly Hallows Part 1 before. We played “I’m going to Hogwarts and I’m bringing…”. The answers: Albus and Aberforth, butterbeer, Chudley Cannons, Draco Malfoy, Evil Lord Voldermort (insert evil laugh), Forbidden Forest, Grawp… and the list goes on.
Finally it rolled around to 12:01 and the previews began. My personal favorite was for Happy Feet Two (Dancing penguins!) before we got down to the real show. Of course, I started crying about two minutes in, when the Harry Potter logo flew onto screen; my poor friend had her hand crushed from this moment on.
Although I am sad that it is over, I will forever be happy that it happened. And though I am sure I will be made fun of for this blog for years to come, I will wear my Harry Potter T-shirt with pride today, and shout at every moment, “Mischief Managed!”
The morning after at the KDWB cubes, with Intern Shannon. Still rocking the T-shirt.
Enjoy the NKOTBSB concert, listeners, and have an awesome, Harry Potter filled weekend!
Intern "The Ultimate Muggle” Michelle