September 26th, 2011.
At last week's premiere of The Debt I caught some kind of cold/flu/alien infestation that saw me take the next day off and remain a coughing, spluttering wall of noise at least a week later. So even though there was a premiere for the Taylor Lautner film "Abduction" later that day, the point is (a) I'm still suffering from cold/flu/alien invasion, and (b) I also carry an allergy to screaming teenage girls. (The 'Twilight' premiere remains the only premiere I've gone to but walked away from on the grounds of, broadly, "are you serious??")
However, I'm only about a ten minute walk from a major radio station and at one point in the morning they announced they'd be speaking to young Taylor Lautner live later in the day. Screw it, I thought, I'll at least grab some shots.
So, in summary: It wasn't a premiere, but I felt it was worth it... and what the hell, I'll even put it into the Archive of Movie Premieres. (I just wished I'd found out that both Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis were at the same radio station a month or so earlier for a movie that never had a premiere....).
And to give young Mr Lautner due credit - there were maybe 20-30 semi-rabid fans waiting for him outside the station, and as far as I saw he signed and posed with every single one who wanted a picture and everyone went away happy. Which is a good thing.
And then I went back to the office, and didn't go to the premiere, and went home and coughed.
Until next time!