According to Facebook time hop, it is two years to the day since the Thor: The Dark World Premiere in London’s Leicester Square.
So what better post to write than a Throwback Thorsday.
This premiere was one that I was not expecting to be very successful at. On the day itself I was at work till 11am, only around the corner from Leicester Sq thankfully, but I still arrived so much later than I usually would have done. I was 111th in line ( the things that stick in my memory…)
The queue looped around Leicester Square and was very excitable. By then I was not expecting to get a barrier place, and as a short person that can be an issue, but I was pretty confident that I would be second row and just decided to go with the flow.
Security called us up to the barrier in groups of 50 so I did end up in the second row, but I was on a bend in the carpet so able to get more chances to take photos.
I was also opposite the stage!
Part of the premier was a cosplay competition, with the winner getting the chance to go in and see the film. There were A LOT of Loki’s. Besuited Loki’s, Horned Loki’s, Jotunn Loki’s, the list was endless. The best of the best were put into their own pen to be pulled up on stage at a later time and be judged by the man himself – Tom Hiddleston.
Whilst the final touches were being made to the carpet we had the usual awkward pre-premiere entertainment.
Although this time it was a little more interesting than usual.
The stars started to arrive around 6pm. The atmosphere was electric, the crowds were screaming and the cameras were flashing.
Tom Hiddleston bounced onto the carpet in his usual energetic fashion and dived straight into signing and talking to his fans.
As the stars arrived, they signed their way along the carpet, occasionally stopping for the odd press photo or five. Once they made it round the corner I was on they went up onto the stage to be interviewed by the ever dapper Alex Zane.
After that, it was down the carpet to interview mayhem.
You are probably wondering where are all my pictures of Chris Hemsworth. I do not have good luck taking photos of this man, even at the Avengers: Age of Ultron Premiere earlier this year they turned out… interesting.
This is the only clear one I got…. Sorry Chris!
When it came to the cosplay competition, Hiddleston, being the nice man that he is, couldn’t choose between all the amazing people up on stage, and so they all went in to watch the film.
Whilst this was not a successful premiere for me compared to others I have been to, it was still really good fun. (And dry- which is always an added bonus!)
There we go – Throwback Thorsday.
Until next time 🙂