November 4th, 2015.
Guten Tag from Berlin, Germany. And even I can't believe that somehow I thought it would be a good idea to take a holiday to Germany to coincide with a premiere London is getting one day later. But London's is a London premiere.... whereas Berlin's is the World Premiere.
Hier Ist how it went down (in English):
Hours, hours (and hours) pass, and so do various accumulated podcasts, half of a movie I've got on my iPod, a toilet break, a lunchbreak, another quick check to see whether Starbucks *really* might not be such a bad place to be.... and a return for a few more hours (and hours) and hours.... and then about an hour after the 16:30 starttime.... we're told it'll be starting in about 20mins.
And then... wow... finally... it's started!
And at about this point things became so chaotic in my pen that I concluded discretion was the better part of valour, or alternatively that cowardice is a great way to not just survive but avoid The Hunger Games. However, two more shots:
So... that was pretty great. Not sure I'll be trekking off to Germany for premieres often, but it was a great thing to do at least this once!
Oh, and you'd better believe it goes into My Archive of Movie Premieres where it joins ALL THE HUNGER GAMES premieres (I actually managed to make it to each premiere since the very first in 2012):
1. Click here for The Hunger Games (2012)
2. Click here for The Hunger Games : Catching Fire (2013) (my favourite)
3. Click here for The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) (the one that almost destroyed me)
4. And click.... well... here for this one, obviously!
I'm off to enjoy Deutschland, now.
Until next time!