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Blogging My First Midnight Premiere

Blogging My First Midnight Premiere

By Scott Greenstone

My family isn't into movies, and they're not into staying up late, so they never even thought about midnight premiers. That's why I was so determined to attend The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at midnight on December 14th. I've never been to a midnight premier before.

11 PM: So glad I didn't wear a costume. Everybody says it'd be the coolest thing and then no one shows up in costume, or they make up dumb jokes like "Dude, I did come in costume! I'm FroYo Baggins!" (<—Definitely didn't ever say that.)

11:23 PM: Legitimate Gandalf just walked by. I just hope what he was smoking was Old Tobey.

11:30 PM: They're letting us in!

11:35 PM: Cool, my college's combat club is doing a reenactment of a scene from The Hobbit. I mean, I guess that's cool.

11:36 PM: Okay, it's not really that cool, but I'm staying positive. Their Gandalf doesn't even have a beard, but I'm staying positive.

11:37 PM: Gandalf just hit the Great Goblin in the nuts and I don't think it was an accident, but I'm staying positive.

12 AM: The movie's about to start! My friends are already looking tired. So glad I illegally snuck in these energy-yielding Jelly Belly Sport Beans (TM).

12:01 AM: If I had bought a ticket for IMAX 3D, I could be watching the first 9 minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness right now. But then I'd have to watch the movie in IMAX 3D.

12:45 AM: The guy next to me just fell asleep.

1 AM: Now he's snoring.

1:15 AM: He just woke up and whispered, "They found Dumbledore..." then went back to sleep.

2 AM: These sport beans really work. I don't even have the desire to lower my eyes to half-mast.

2:30 AM: Now the sleeping guy is whisper-singing "Who Let the Dogs Out," and I have no idea what to do.

3:01 AM: Hobbit premiere bested with no sleepiness.

4:30 AM: (Still awake) Those sport beans really work...

Have you ever been to a midnight premiere? What was it like?

Tags: movies, midnight premieres, premieres, the hobbit

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