So you know how I love me some vampires, right? Well, last night I got to see an early showing of Eclipse. It was a fundraising event for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and there were raffles and SWAG bags and all kinds of fun-ness. Also, we got to see the movie before anyone else.
Of course, the whole thing was nearly a disaster. There was a lot of standing in line…which was super fun because it was like a thousand degrees out yesterday. Then we got our tickets, wristbands and raffle tickets…and got back in line. Finally we were let into the theater. There were lots of escalators and three floors later, we arrived at the theater. Despite moving rather swiftly up said escalator and possibly pushing some slower moving people out of the way, we arrived to find that there were no seats left. Seriously…not one. Not even in the front row. That’s when it got ugly. People started fighting. Then yelling. The people working in the theater were not employees…they were volunteers for the event and they had no clue what to do. That didn’t stop anyone from yelling at them though. Finally a woman appeared who seemed to be in charge. It didn’t get any better.
There were about 30 people, including the 5 people in my party, that were left seatless. At one point someone suggested that we just sit on the floor or on the steps on the side of the theater. Um, yeah…we are not teenagers. I was with my mom, sister-in-law and SIL’s two aunts. I’m not sure any of us would have been able to get off the floor after two and a half hours! There was more yelling. After a few minutes, the organizers of the event found 10 seats. They looked at the 30 people standing in front of them and randomly chose 10 people to sit. It was crap and there was even more yelling.
Just as we were about to pack it in and demand refunds, we spotted ushers carrying chairs in from another room. They put the chairs in the aisles and we finally got to sit. The chairs were not comfortable, but it was better than the floor…or, god forbid, having to wait and see the movie with everyone else! Oh no…that was not an option. So we bought $7 popcorn and $6 Twizzlers and settled in for the sparkles to begin.
The movie did not disappoint. There was a lot of sparkling, quite a bit of shirtlessness, some extremely funny one-liners and just overall awesomeness. I still love the books way more than I will ever love the movies. But the movie was definitely worth it. I loved it. You will love it. Unless, of course, sparkly vampires are not your thing…in which case, you probably stopped reading after the first line.
I also found out yesterday that my mom Googled me and found my blog and is now a reader. I guess now I can’t talk shit about her anymore. Yesterday was her birthday, so I want to take this moment to wish her a very happy birthday! I did wish her a happy birthday yesterday, but I wanted to do it again…on a public forum…where everyone would see…because she will hate that! She hates birthdays and prefers to ignore them…unless you give her a present…those she likes. So Mom, happy birthday…I hope you had fun…despite the heat and the waiting and the standing around and the hard plastic chairs.
Ok…who else is planning to see the sparkles???