Friday, November 19, 2010

Muggles at Midnight

There I stood, clutching a Route 44 mug of pumpkin juice in my shivering hands...waiting outside the movie theater for the first half of the last installment in the Harry Potter series midnight showing to end so that I could bring to you, dear reader, first impressions from diehard fans - sleep deprived muggles queasy from consuming a bucket of popcorn the size of an elephant feed bag and one too many cherry Icees - fans dragging homemade brooms and badly carved wands... people like you and me.

Willard said he has been a fan of Harry Potter ever since he noticed that if he removed the l's and inserted a "z" his name would magically become "Wizard" and you can't get much more legit than that.  Also he has a pet rat that he smuggled into the theater and they both thought the film was "spot on".

Sabrina was named for a teenage witch and can't sleep without magic crystals in her room.  She said that after watching "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" she is not going to be able to sleep at all.

From childhood, Sigmund and Bob grew up with Hermione and Luna Lovegood dolls and admit that they don't expect to marry until they can overcome the humiliation of their suburban muggle background.  Bob commented, "I cried a tiny bit...okay so I cried a lot."

Nelson never thought he could love anything as much a marching band, but after being introduced to the wizarding world of Harry Potter, he is obsessed with inventing his own exploding Tuba.  He enjoyed the "Deathly Hallows" premiere with his eyebrows singed off and his hands swathed in white gauze and pronounced the film  "Brilliant".

Reba and Terence drew the line at growing beards like Sam and Alvin.  Said Reba, "The whole family doesn't have to look like Hagrid.  I'm not taking testosterone for a stupid movie."

Fernando didn't even have a ticket but waltzed right in after he cast a spell with his magic falcon cane.  He said "Personally, I think death-eaters are over rated.  You should see my Abuela in her black head scarf!"

images all found at Sexy People


Sue said...

No one does it better, Laraine!


PS. Reba is very close-minded, isn't she? What's a few hormones among friends and family, especially in support of Hagrid?

Holly said...

Ok, honestly now, at what age were you dropped on your head? I can't remember. Normal people just don't think like this, do they? Well, do they?!! It's quite possible that we were siamese twins joined at the brain, I wonder which one of us got the bigger half?

jen said...

I saw Karen and Corinne there. It was fabulous! I, however, was unwilling to wait outside in the cold. I plopped my own face into that greasy feedbag and enjoyed every post-midnight second!
This statement, in and of itself, proves that I'm not ready to be a grandma yet, right?

Anonymous said...

Personally, I was relieved to not see too many, um- immodest- adaptations of Hogwarts garb. (I guess all of those outfits are more of a Halloween thing.)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

My daughter came home from school today and told me about someone naming their twins Harry and Potter. One day I expect to see their photos on this blog accompanied by a witty caption. Can't wait. :)

Pondside said...

The Great Dane and our 23 year old daughter kept to their tradition and went this afternoon - a little father/daughter time. No way would I go - I'd never stay awake.

Ummm regarding the bearded family - it's scary, but one of them sure looks familiar, and in my line of work, I don't like to say that!

Melynda said...

Wilard, excuse me, Wizard seems a proud man, don't you think?

karen said...

Fernando looks like he missed the turn for Princess and the Frog. And the others are the reason I don't go to late night movie premiers. But YOU, Laraine, took the bullet for me.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Best. Harry. Potter. Review. Ever.