March 29th, 2018 (Journal written May 13th, 2018)
About 6 weeks ago, there was mention of an event in London for the movie "Love, Simon". Uncertain whether that meant it would be a premiere or not, I didn't bring my full 'premiere kit' of camera gear, but headed down to Leicester Square after work and had a look.
And then I couldn't be bothered to do a journal, which tells you everything about this event before I even start...... until I remembered that (a) London doesn't seem to DO premieres anymore, so who am I to say 'no' to any event, and (b) if premieres are in decline, I might as well document that decline with a journal showing how bad things are now.
Here's what went down:
I waited about another 20 minutes, but nobody from the movie showed up and even the Paparazzi dude moved on.
So... was that a premiere? By the standards of the *nothing* that London has been putting forth in the area of promoting films in the last two months.... YES.
In addition to which : I got freeness!
So that was.... how bad it's been these past few months. I'm writing this journal in the morning on a day when, later, the TV Baftas are being held in London, but I can't be bothered shooting that event from a red carpet pen - I'll shoot from outside like I have been the last few years.
Currently (and remember this is May 13th) the only confirmed upcoming premiere in London is June 5th (and it's not even in central London), and there's another one rumoured / unconfirmed for the 16th... of JULY.
Until "Next Time" when I'll probably be regaling you with stories of how my grandkids are growing up.... (and sure, I'll put it in "The Archive")