Ever since I finished the last page of Hunger Games, I have been looking forward to the movie.
I even tried (unsuccessfully) to sneak onto the Facebook group where they were casting and coordinating extras even though I didn’t live anywhere near where they were filming.
I got my district ID from thecapitol.pn as soon as I could (District 10, in case you wondered.)
My husband bought me Hunger Games nail polish – the District 10 color that he thought I needed to have and the incredible orange color with sparkly flecks in them. He also got me a pin.
We have been following the articles about the books and the movie in my classroom and have figured out who in my classes own the books so we have more to pool than just the copies in my classroom library and school library to read.
I made one boy’s eyes light up when I snagged him a copy of Hunger Games just this week – only a day after he requested it.
It’s not the only book out there. It’s not the only book I’m in love with. It’s not the only one that I have shared and shared and shared.
BUT TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT.
We have tickets for the midnight show of this movie. We’ve done it for Harry Potter. Going to see HP at midnight was always intense. People had such strong reactions to the books and the characters. The fans came dressed up. They came with props. They came quoting the books. They were friendly and wonderful to be around – one large community gathered to see something they loved. As soon as the lights went down, it was quiet enough to hear every gasp, laugh, and cry.
Something tells me that the midnight crowd for this will be much the same.
I get to go with my husband (who all but freaked out last night when his iPad died when he had only 5 pages to go — he finished it this morning) and my dad (who read it last week – got to be the first and only borrower of my Nook copy). I already know there is potential for running into friends there thanks to Facebook posts.
It’s been a lot of waiting and now I’m looking at the time and thinking that I probably need to go to sleep for a couple of hours before we leave.
Hard to believe all that waiting is nearly over.
But since I have this new rule about not posting while sleepy, I will probably wait to pen my post about the experience until I’ve gotten some shut-eye.
Something tells me that if you aren’t going tonight to see for yourselves, you’ll probably be able to wait for it just fine.