November 15th, 2012.
It's the third premiere in three days, and I'm less interested in posting this one on Merit than I am in doing it for completeness' sake. After yesterday's "Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere" and the day before that's "Nativity2 premiere" I'm trying to figure out whether being one of a thousand people at a premiere (all taking photos) is better than being one of just a couple of people at a much smaller premiere is a good thing. Which is to say : it's all about science. And to a greater extent, balloon artistry, also.
So here's how "Rise of the Guardians" went down...
So. That was that. I won't call it the best premiere ever, not the best premiere of the last three days, not even the movie I'm more likely to see than the final Twilight film, but the balloon artistry was mindblowing and that's not a bad thing. I'll put it into my Archive of Movie Premieres because it's there.
Until next time!
(the answer, by the way, is that it's slightly better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a big pond. But it's MUCH useful to be at one attended by a star with a rabidly dedicated and loyal fanbase. ie. Any kind of fish in the fountain of youth, so to speak)
(edited to add : where I sit here in 2017 I can say more or less unequivocally that this is either wrong, or no longer the case, since I'm getting amazing views from minor premieres and vast swathes of indifference from major premieres)