April 8th, 2018.
Well, it's that time of year again : time to go to a major London awards ceremony, grab a wristband, take upwards of 3000 photos and then admit sheepishly to myself or anyone who asks that unless they were also in a movie, I know almost nobody I'm photographing. I am, indeed a fraud. Two years ago, I saw just one (1) play in London, and last year I celebrated by reducing my count.
Still... I'm here and I passed the mandatory sniffer dog and bag check, and just to make things interesting it seems the majority of Wireimage's staff of photographers are at that Avengers Infinity War thing that's happening elsewhere in London, so I've got next to no help when it comes to tagging and identifying people afterwards.
Oh, and it's raining. Here's how it went down:
So... that was that. It was a long, tiring, wet and occasionally interesting day. Rumours had it that the Avengers "VIP Fan Screening" at White City would actually be a legitimate event, with a red carpet and fans and pens and wristbands.... but those rumours overstated the largesse of the Disney Corporation, who prefers not to have premieres when they can spend millions on advertising and negotiating fairly one-sided distribution deals with cinema-owners. I, meanwhile, got to spend the day in the company of the cultured, the civilised, and the only-slight-soggy-from-the-rain people who chose to attend the Olivers.
Which means that these Oliviers, can join the journals for the ones I attended in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the Archive. And while my knowledge of all things Theatre-related might not have increased over half a decade, my attendance record is fairly exemplary.
Until next time!