So we booked the hotel, booked the train tickets and bought our outfits. Everything was running smoothly. Yes, because buying your dress the day before you first ever premiere is organised. Well, until we suddenly realised on the train that the scheduled change would perhaps have been a good idea… we were actually on the slow train to London, not the fast train, which we would have been on had we changed.
But no problem! We'd still reach London with enough time. Probably. Hopefully.
So we reached London Euston, hopped on the underground and made our way to Kensington, where our hotel was. However we got to Shepherd's Bush station, got out and realised it was where the premiere was. Change of plan. We would not go to the hotel first, we'd get ready here and go straight to the premiere.
Next problem. What do we do with our luggage? Find a valet place, but they close at 9pm. Premiere doesn't finish until at least 20 past 9… Argh! Practically crying at this point.
We found a person who was helping with the premiere and THANKFULLY they pulled a favour with the valet people and we managed to get ready and leave our bags with them. We also left our mobile numbers so the guy could text us to pick up our bags.
Now the fun could begin! We joined the queue for getting into the premiere and there were lots of very glamourously dressed people. Now the arrival stress had started to fade, Megan and I were definitely starting to feel excited.
|We made it! In one piece, with time to spare. An actual miracle.|
(sue here to say these two look so adorable!)
|British queuing at it's finest. Everyone was looking very glamorous|
|That's T4 guy talking to Christoph Waltz... you can just about see him.|
|So many people. And yes, I did VERY NEARLY fall over in my heels.|
That would have been the most embarrassing thing ever...
|Reese Witherspoon. She's a tiny little thing.|
|Christoph Waltz. He was looking very suave that night ;)|
We reached the circular centre of the red carpet, where Francis Lawrence was being interviewed by the T4 guy.
|Francis Lawrence with T4 guy.|
And JUST there was actual Robert freakin' Pattinson, signing at top speed for the crowds. Anyone else feel like Hannah's overusing 'freakin'' a little? Just me? I'm feeling it too Megan but give the girl a break she is excited!
|Robert Freakin' Pattinson. As we live and breathe. That is him, I swear. |
You could tell by the screaming fans... lol!
Finally reached the cinema, and went in to the Champagne Reception put on by the charity which we got the tickets from. Not a lot happened there apart from seeing Ruby Wax off of the telly and several glasses of champagne ;).
|Ruby Wax. We were quite excited by this. She was hilarious...|
|Popcorn, that mainly Megan devoured... om nom nom.|
Francis Lawrence thanked us for all the support for the film and hoped we will like the film, and that was it. Yes, it was a little disappointing that none of the actors said anything but I'm putting it down to them having to go around to all 7 screens, and then Rob having to rush off to film Graham Norton.
It was still very exciting and extremely cool to be in the presence of 2 oscar winners and Cedric freakin' Diggory! And Rob is very handsome in real life, I have to agree with everyone on that point :D.
So we watched the film, which was amazing. I loved it. The feel of the film was so luxurious, nothing was forgotten about. The three leads nailed their individual parts, particularly Christoph Waltz, who KILLED it. There were several moments where I was bricking it about what August was going to do next. Rosie(Tai) the elephant was immense (both literally and figuratively) and she definitely stole every scene she was in.
About ten minutes from the end, Megan got a text from the valet:
|We particularly liked the smiley face and kiss... ;) I pulled *nods* ;)|
You might think that was the end of our comedy day of errors… but no.
We got a taxi to the hotel, walked in and… there was no receptionist. After a good 10-15 mins of waiting, someone finally walked out. "Oh sorry, wasn't expecting anyone." o_O
Got to our room. Cue hysterical laughter at the RIDICULOUSLY SMALL hotel room. Literally not enough room to swing a cat. And only 1 plug for phone charging…
|Smallest hotel room EVER. Thankfully we'd got a discount price on it...|