I was lucky enough to win a trip with a local radio station to go to New York and see the US Premiere of Harry Potter. Yeah! The big surprise for me? I had no idea that I could get to NYC by bus in less than four hours. Who knew?
We were escorted to the side of Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center) and were allowed to watch the reporters and interviews. The red carpet made a u-turn, and we actually walked the second half of the red carpet where there weren't any reporters:
Once we were inside, we could see the start of the red-carpet and the fans that had waited to see the celebs. It was nice to have a birds-eye view. Plus, the glass toned down the sound of screaming teenagers:
We found that our seats inside were row 8 on the right-hand side. I was worried about seeing a 3-D movie that close, but it was an awesome vantage point when the actors, director, producers, and screen-writer came out before the show to talk about the films.
I was probably the most excited about seeing Alan Rickman. Someone recently told me that the actor who plays Neville grew up to be quite good looking. Boy, was she right.
Overall, it was very exiting to see the premiere. The movie has a ton of action, and the crowd was really into cheering and clapping throughout the whole show. So much fun!