Twilight Fans Create Tent City Waiting For Premiere; Total Eclipse: Twihards take over the LA Live courtyard. Twistock, if you will.
(And it really is probably a big moment for the fandom, because, let's face it: it's all Renesmee from here on out. This is kind of the last hurrah before the series goes all to hell.)
Meanwhile, the official @Twilight account on Twitter merrily instituted a #TentCity hashtag. By David Slade's estimate, there were about 700 people camping out there as of Monday night. (I initially heard 9000 wristbands in terms of total attendance, but now I'm hearing 1500. I have no idea. If the real number is 1500, however, that means that fully half the crowd is already camping out, which would make sense. However, this does not take into account people who have no idea that such protocols exist and will try to gatecrash tonight.) The BBC slideshow and ONTD pictures, by the way, are terrifying. It's like an open-air Hot Topic out there. I can't decide if I like the cardboard standup or the Edward blanket with a lawn chair of its very own the best.
Clearly, Summit feared civil unrest and/or cannibalism the same as I did, because they sent Burger King (and, if I am reading this correctly, THE Burger King. I still want a commercial where the King wakes up to find a cardboard Edward watching him sleep and begins to sob) to hand out sustenance to the people. The Hilton Garden Inn brought humanitarian aid in the form of blankets, pillows, and water. Also, someone ordered pizza. And then, to appease the masses, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Burke, Julia Jones, and Peter Facinelli visited Tent City. But then, Carlisle always was compassionate.
They're also live-streaming the premiere on several sites; I don't know offhand, but I'm sure @Twilight will say later tonight. I watched a stream of the first movie's premiere back in the day--I had a deep foreboding that something terrible was going to happen--and nearly died of boredom, so who knows. However, I will let young Nathan have the last word on this one:
“I’m just here for Bella. And I’m going to propose to her,” he said with a beatific smile. After a perfect pause, he added: “And if she turns me down, I’m going to ask Jacob.”
Meanwhile, Summit to host 'Twilight' parties during Saturday's lunar eclipse.
YOU GUYS. Edward Cullen Cat has not yet been adopted! And is still named "Edward Cullen"! LOOK AT THAT FACE. HELP HIM. I'm not sure which pet store in Seattle it is, but apparently they have a partnership with the Humane Society? You could probably call them up and be like, "Seriously, this Edward Cullen cat, where is he and WHY DID YOU NAME HIM THAT? Do you realize you may have doomed him to a perpetual coat of fur glitter? Does Hot Topic make litterboxes? Because he's about to find out. Someone may do terrible, terrible things to him if you don't tell me where he is."
'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows' Trailer To Premiere In Front Of 'Eclipse' Next Week; Paranormal Activity 2 Teaser Coming with Twilight: Eclipse. Well played, Summit. Well played.
Meanwhile, Stephenie Meyer says she is "burnt out" on vampires. GODDAMMIT I WANT THE REST OF MIDNIGHT SUN. I DIDN'T SIT THROUGH 1200 PAGES OF THIS BULLSHIT NOT TO FIND OUT WHAT EDWARD THOUGHT OF THE SPARKLE MEADOW. COME ON. YOU KNOW THAT HAD TO BE EPIC. Although she might be hung up on trying to actually write the action scene that Bella was unconscious for, I don't know.
And finally, from the "Links Everyone in the World Emails Me" Files: Robert Pattinson and Dracula are distant relatives. And, apparently, so is Stephenie Meyer. And probably 45% of the Western hemisphere. And no, he still doesn't want to bite you.