Long story short, my friend and I saw Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed and Rachelle Lefevre at Much Music. We got our wristbands a few days before the actual live show. That was a weekday and we knew we had to be there early. And to our surprise, we were granted permission from our parents to take a day off school and to line up to get our wristbands. It took a whole day of waiting…but when we received them, we were full of excitement and relief.
Now to the long part of the story…
The day of the show was brutal. And it just had to rain. We got there around 8 in the morning (the show was at 5 pm), which was already considered late since the others actually camped out. Yes, we planned on camping out. I wanted to camp out. But we had transportation, safety problems and what not. So it was alright…because 30 minutes later, they opened the gates of hell (er…literally). It was a stampede. Everyone rushed to the front with their huge bags but that didn’t affect my friend and I. We got a good spot, about 2 rows of people from the front, but a black fence sort of barrier was in front of us, which was behind a block that held a tree, so we couldn’t move forward…That became a problem later.
We had to wait several hours in that crowd. It was drizzling, but that was only a nuisance since we got parkas from the staff who threw them everywhere. Imagine putting it on in a crowd where you can’t even move a muscle. Yeah, it’s quite difficult. And eating? Even more difficult. I barely ate because (1) I couldn’t get the food into my mouth and (2) you wouldn’t want to go to the washroom and try going back to your spot. If you do, you might as well wave goodbye from the back.
When we neared the time they would come, everyone was tense and feeling impatient. It was as if they were about to explode. And they did. As soon as the Twilight Stars came out, deafening yells and squeals surrounded us. I thought it was a great idea to go on the fence and take pictures, so I did just that. Unlucky for me, my camera stopped working because of the rain. My friend gave me her camera to take pictures with because it was hard for her to raise her hand in the crowd since she was gradually moving to the left, where the fence ended (she was trying to move herself back to where she was). Plus, she was short. So, problem solved.
Halfway through the show was when the tables turned for us. There was this girl and her siblings who came from out of nowhere. Before we knew it, they made it beside us behind the fence as well. Of course, there were remarks made…The girl ignored them and kept on going forward, but her siblings stayed not too far behind her. Then, quickly, she went on the fence and raised her camera to take pictures and such…my friend and I noticed that she didn’t have a wristband! I heard a few others on the other side of this girl say that too. As you would expect, annoyance oozed out of our pores.
The problem with the girl was that she screamed. A lot. And loud. What’s funny is that she didn’t scream any of the Twilight stars’ names. She screamed Tim Deegan’s name. She also jumped up and down, which HELLO, is kind of a problem in a tight crowd. Anyway, she still kept going forwards….but clearly there was a fence thing right in front of her. And if she kept doing that, it might slip and we might fall and crack our skulls. I was panicking and so was my friend. She actually tried to keep it still, to hold it straight, but it was hard since it was cold and wet. In the end, though, nothing bad happened (thank goodness). Then, she gradually started to push me aside, but I wasn’t going to let that happen. I was about to do something about it (no, no, I wasn’t going to cause a riot) when the Twilight stars came out again and the girl just had a spazz attack which involved: jumping up and down, squealing (screeching actually), raising her camera and waving frantically. In just a quick movement, I was off the fence and was now beside it. Bummer.
Still, I realized it was a decent view. I could see the Twilight stars sideways! So I took pictures happily while my friend raised her arm that held a soaked paper and a pen. It’s funny because you couldn’t see her head, only her arm in the air. Ooh! And I saw my hand in a glove on TV and my friend’s camera, too! That counts for something :). Sadly, we didn’t get an autograph from any of the Twilight stars. But that kind of experience – actually seeing them – is good enough for me. At least my friend and I will have something to relate to when it comes to Twilight and its Twihards that come along with it.
I love Twilight, I really, really do. But if there was another event like this at Much Music, which there probably will be for the promotion of New Moon, I don’t think I would go. It might be too dangerous for me to handle.