I started loving Harry Potter in the summer of 2007 - right after graduating from college. I had just started my first job and was temporarily living back at home with my parents. Every day after coming home from work, I would grab something cold to drink out of the fridge and head to my back bedroom, lay on the bottom bunk, and delve into the world of Hogwarts, Quiddich, and flying brooms. During the week I would read a book and then that weekend I would watch a corresponding movie. I read all seven books that summer.
I loved the battle of good vs. evil, I loved the way the characters developed and grew up, and I loved the Harry Potter world my imagination created.
Obviously, in 2007, all of the movies weren't out yet - so I have watched them as they have come out - and this weekend marked my last date with Harry Potter. So, I did what every other loyal fan does. I bought tickets to the midnight showing and dressed up.
Here I am in my Gryffindor ensemble:
And here I am with my friend Elizabeth - we have on matching ties. (-:
We also have a friend who happens to be Harry Potter's look-a-like, so of course I got a pic with him.
Told ya - and here we are, all smiling:
Did we love it? Duh. I am sad it's over? You have no idea. And I have to admit that while I was skeptical of how the last movie would be (I didn't love the ending in the book), they made it incredibly awesome and I loved every second. We have spent way too much time talking about the characters and their roles and dissecting the movie since seeing it. It. Was. Awesome.
Another pretty great aspect of this fabulous midnight showing was that we got on the news. Seriously:
We are pretty legit. (-:
Since you are reading this blog, you must be somewhat of a blog reader, so you will likely enjoy this blog post by Andrew Peterson entitled, "Harry Potter, Jesus, and Me". It's fabulous, and well worth your time.
So, do you love Harry Potter? Did you go to the midnight showing?
I can't wait to see it again.