Twilight premiere spawns a tent city – “Lonesome Town”

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06.23.10 45 Comments

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse doesn’t premiere until tomorrow night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, but that didn’t stop hundreds of Twilight fans from camping out there since SUNDAY, creating a tent city, which I’ve dubbed “Lonesome Town.”  Meanwhile, across the country and all over the world could be heard the collective mewling of a thousand neglected cats. 

The fans, virtually all female, are living on the concrete plaza of an entertainment complex, surrounded by blankets, tents, umbrellas and cardboard cut-outs of the film’s stars. [Reuters]

The movie is playing at the Los Angeles Film Festival, one week ahead of it’s official  release in the U.S. of June 30.
Despite their many valliant [sic] attempts it’s unlikely that any of the legions of fans camped outside will actually get a chance to watch the preview however – the film is listed as a ‘bonus by invitation’ screening. [DailyMail]

HAHAHAHA– hold on, I’m getting an update…

Some 550 devotees of “The Twilight Saga,” many of whom have camped out since Sunday night in downtown Los Angeles, are being rewarded for their patience with guaranteed spots on the red carpet for the Thursday movie premiere of “Eclipse.” (Reuters)

Oh great, I’m glad we’re rewarding this behavior.  I guess it’s like they always say: if you love something, hang around staring at it while it sleeps like a g*ddamned serial killer.  Anyway, I’m worried this story isn’t pathetic enough.  Could we do something about that?

“It’s just worth seeing all the stars. They bring the characters that we love so much to life, so we want to see them in person and cheer them on,” said Yolanda Rodriguez, 36, an unemployed graphic designer [isn’t this an oxymoron?] who came from San Francisco for the event.

YOU’RE 36. YOU DROVE SIX HOURS TO CAMP OUT FOR A MOVIE YOU DON’T HAVE TICKETS TO.  Christ, lady, don’t you have a job?  Oh right. Carry on.

Melissa Rivett, 25, came from Chicago to Los Angeles to wait for the premiere. That is not the only sign of her devotion to “Twilight.”

On her calf is a tattoo of the fictional crest of the Cullen clan of vampires, the same group of bloodsuckers that Edward belongs to. Her arm bears the American Indian-inspired emblem of the “Wolf Pack,” the group of werewolves Jacob runs with. On her wrist in black are the words “Be safe,” which was the advice that Edward had for shy student Bella Swan.

Rivett, who said she saw the 2008 “Twilight” film 15 times in the theater, calls herself a “spoilers-free girl” because she has not [experienced the touch of a human male] watched any trailers for “Eclipse,” not wanting to ruin the experience of seeing it. [Reuters]

Jeez, that sounds like a lot of tattoos.  But to be fair, I’m guessing she has a lot canvas to cover.

“Like my tattoo?  It’s the Cullen Family Crest.”

“Why’s it so dimply?”

Anyway, after four days, I bet all those fatties are pretty hungry.  I might cart my barbecue out there later today and make some money.  “HEY, YOU GUYS HUNGRY?  WHO WANTS SOME STUPID LAMB?”

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