I thought people watching was good in Vegas....
Try people watching at the Palms [home of the Playboy Club & numerous guilty pleasure reality shows]..... at midnight.....on a random Tuesday & hoards of crazy women [and men] gather to partake in a werewolf & vampire showdown.
Let me set the scene:
I pull into the parking garage to find this plastered on some nice Mormon Moms circa 1992 minivan:
Inside were groups of women, girls, and de-masculated husbands who all seemed to think wearing matching t-shirts was the call of duty. My favorite t-shirt slogan lends the title to this blog with the group of women I attended the feature with: 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'.
Once inside the theater, the movie staff, knowing they were making their next 17 years profit off this event, was kind enough to have a trivia questions with Twilight giveaways. A hush fell over the audience & women's hands let go of their beloved $7 Bella & Edward plastic bucket of popcorn & furiously flew up to answer the trivia. One girl, after answering a question pertaining to what Jacob gives Bella as a graduation present - a handcarved wolf charm - announced to the entire audience that she had a collection of said handcarved wolf charms and was selling them for $30 a pop. She won my award of "Best use of school summer vacation to dive deeper into the fantasy world where she believes she will marry the werewolf & make $30 off it."
There was another poor guy who not only had to attend the feature, appropriately snuggle with his wife, but also carry her pink purse before the movie began. Poor chump!
To wrap up the night, I thoroughly enjoyed the post-feature discussions by groups of women in the lobby as to if they had switched their team of loyalty [Edward vs. Jacob] after the new developments. There were some heated discussions, pulling descriptions & details from the book, that were not on the big screen. I think some of these women have studied these books more than The Bible or their children's birth certificates.
All in all -- I had a laugh-out-loud grandeous time. 2 hours of the movie was superb. 2 hours of people watching was above & beyond.