Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 World Premiere

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 World Premiere

The Harry Potter Premiere in London has been on my calendar to attend since I was knew I was accepted into this program. You can even check if you don't believe me! My love for Harry Potter goes back to the time when I was 13 and I would continually read the books, write fan fiction, and surf mugglenet.com for all the best Harry Potter news.  I even dressed up as Hermione from the 3rd movie when I was 13, so I was quite a Potter fan (and still am!!). I didn't sleep in Trafalgar Square waiting for the cast due to my workplace Metropolis needing my help, but I wasn't worried about getting a good view. I knew with my trusty room lens camera and cleverness, I'd find my way to having a great view....which I did.

I feel so honored I could even be at the Final Premiere. That's more than what I could've ever imagined when I was younger. I truly have lived a dream come true through this program in so many ways.

The following are some of the pictures I took during the World Premiere.

Rupert Grint talking about how JK Rowling helped Gingers everywhere. You can also see JK Rowling looking at the crowd. She was crying quite a bit. Everyone's crying in this photo pretty much. I was getting tears in my eyes too. It was heartwarming. If you're a true Potter fan, you get it.

On a side note..."Write another Harry Potter book Jo, we don't want this to end!"

Emma taking in her surroundings. It was a surreal moment for everyone.

Rupert Grint looking back at the crowd. Towards me!!

Everyone looks so happy! I was too!!

When I used to be obsessed with Harry Potter, I probably read each book about 30 times. It was extemely cool to finally see the woman, in person, who created these amazing books that have kept me entertained for years. I chose the best year to visit England because I got to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event with one of my favorite authors. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and my heart was filled with joy to be in Trafalgar Square and be able to share this moment with Harry Potter fans around the world.

Daniel Radcliffe giving his speech. Everyone was getting emotional!!

Emma Watson giving her speech. Her dress was beautiful!

The cast and J.K. Rowling walking down the stairs for a quick photoshoot before they head to watch the movie.

A final picture of the famous trio before they go their separate ways.

Where I was during the Premiere. Beside me was the guard protecting the sidewalk from having people on it. (I guess it was a hazard?)

He got used to me being around because I got clever and stood on tree roots (so he couldn't say anything to me). lol good times.

The stage from afar. Notice the screen says "Battle for Hogwarts" that's exactly what fans were doing! As pictured below.

 

Fans were battling for anything they could get from the Premiere.  Pictured above shows fans just tearing down the posters.

*note: None of the posters were left after the red carpet event.

Me by the red carpet.

Me on the red carpet. I couldn't believe I managed to walk on it!!

I heard people say as I passed by "Who is that? Oh that's just a normal person...How'd she get on the carpet?" LOL Guess I should've dressed up!

note* That's why I look a bit freaked out. I was worried they were going to kick me off the carpet! No one did though!

Standing in front of the carpet before my infamous walk on it. Behind me is the infamous "He-who-should-not-be-named"

I could probably go more about how amazing the Harry Potter Premiere was, but I have some final homework for The Washington Center to get finished before the program ends! It's no joke that they keep you super busy here! Half of my time's at work and half is in class! And don't forget the homework on the side!

It's a total wonder that I've managed to travel as much as I have with all the work that's expected from me, but it's all worth it and I've had amazing oppertunities I wouldn't have had otherwise!! Like attending the Final Harry Potter World Premiere!! I would have never had this oppertunity if it wasn't for The Washington Center program!

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