May 16th, 2012.
Luck can be a funny thing. I got to this premiere and was quickly marched into a position in a public pen that was so bad that I decided to bail and stand by the roadside instead.
Then I attempted to find a space in a pen that looked fantastic, but was kicked out because they were keeping it one deep... until they later made it FOUR deep and filled it with people who arrived after I did!
So I found another spot, side on the Entry Plinth, facing the media where stars stand with their backs to me when posing (ugh) and perpendicular to me when the giant stage (ugh). In other words, with about 3 hours to go before the start, I was already screwed and there were people in pubs and cinema doorways who had better spots.
And then.... weirdly.... it ended up not sucking.
Here's how it went down.... or UP.
So.... that was a rather remarkable premiere. It TOTALLY joins "The Archive of Movie Premieres" the last few of which were:
Snow White and the Huntsman - Theron! Stewart! Hemsworth!
The Dictator - General Admiral Aladeen of Wadiya!
Dark Shadows - Depp! Burton! Bonham Carter! Pfeiffer! etc!
Safe - Jason! Statham!
African Cats - The Directors! Will & Kate!
The AVENGERS - Downey Jnr! Johansson! Hiddleston! Hemsworth!
Until Next Time!