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The crowd at the 12:01 showing

I was so busy complaining about how bad the Twilight movie was that I forgot to mention how much fun we had at the midnight opening. The first thing I noticed when we walked in was that the place was packed with teenagers and pre-teens. I was sure I was the oldest woman there!

As soon as we got there, a reporter pulled us aside and asked us if she could interview us on camera. I guess she had interviewed enough teens by then and wanted an adult point of view. The interview went fine until she asked what I was looking forward to the most in the movie. I told her that I was looking forward to seeing the sexual tension between Edward and Bella come to life. After we were done, I realized "sexual tension" is probably not something you can say on the news. Oh well.

We arrived half an hour early, thinking we could get a good seat. But as we went from theatre to theatre (and ALL of them were playing Twilight at midnight), we found them almost completely full. We finally found one with a couple seats together, just a few rows back. From there, I watched all the teens giggling and running around and taking pictures of each other. Many of the girls wore t-shirts that said things like "Team Edward" or "Jacob doesn't sparkle in the sunlight" or "You are like a drug to me" and other famous quotes from the book. One group of girls a few rows back went nuts for my escort. I was probably the only girl that brought a vampire of my own as an escort and the girls started squealing and calling across the rows to me, "You're *so* lucky!" They even mock worshiped him in the "I'm not worthy" style of Wayne's World. I was a little embarrassed by all the attention.

The fun part was listening to all the girls react, at least until the part where everyone was laughing at all the corny and badly done parts of the movie. The first time we see Edward on screen, there are audible gasps and oooooh sounds. Even Carlisle, Edwards foster father, got squeals and gasps because he is also a sexy vampire.

I kept wondering, don't all these little girls have to go to school in the morning? What are they doing at a movie that gets out at 2:00am? But I'm really glad I got to enjoy the movie with them. The crowd was fun.

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I am glad you had fun at the opening. I just knew that movie would suck by watching the previews. Instead of seeing Twilight I went and saw a foreign vampire movie called "Let the Right One In". It is about a little boy who gets bullied in school and then he makes friends with a young girl who just happens to be a vampire and there is a romance between them. She helps him get revenge on the bullies. It was a very pretty movie and a different take on the age old vampire story. It was pretty good...there were a couple bloody scenes and some twists and innuendo that were different that your average vampire flick.