October 22nd, 2009.
Today was a rare evening indeed : not one but *TWO* premieres in Leicester Square! They were in two separate cinemas, and timed two hours apart. I was pretty sure I'd miss the first one and was happy to just see the second.
However, when I wandered down after work I found the first one just getting started. The only downside - it's a cinema that's not really geared up for premieres where 'normos' (like me) can easily see what's going on if they arrive even slightly late. And I'd arrived late. Worse still, it was mostly attended by rap and r'n'b stars and footballers, so it was more crowded than usual. And it was dark. And another thing… we'll get to that. But first...
So… that's that. I'll be frank. My position was crap, The Man decided I was not allowed to improve it in any way, it was dark and distant and the Pentax K10D's autofocus was throwing some kind of hissyfit for some reason, possibly related to me spending a bit too much time looking at Monet Mazur. Deal with it, baby.
And then, a little before it ended, I wandered across the square and joined the 'queue' for the next premiere, due to start in about an hour and a half.
Until... (checks watch) Then!