It is 3 a.m. on July 15 and I have just gotten home from the midnight showing of the final installment of the Harry Potter movie sagas – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. If you have followed my blog in the past, you already know that I am a huge fantasy fiction geek and that Harry Potter is my most loved story of all time. Therefore, it shouldn’t be surprising that tonight my most loyal Harry Potter friends and I were among the other die-hard fans in matching themed tank tops at the Southdale, Edina AMC.
There were people dressed in costumes of every sort, from the classic Harry Potter, to Hagrid, to Dementors, to Lord Voldemort, himself. I felt as if I was among my people – people who love to stories so much they aren’t afraid to show their creativity and passion for it by dressing in full-blown costumes and staying up until 3 a.m. on a week night.
Incase you are wondering, the movie was incredible and everything I had hoped for. However, the experience wouldn’t have been the same if there wasn’t the high energy of the fans in the theater who entertained the audience with a duel before the previews, and clapped and cheered at all of the best parts. Here are some photos from my night.
Here is a short video showing how excited the audience was when the clock struck midnight!