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BATFAs Throughout The Years-2014

And so we reach 2014. Warning… this one is a bit long!

2014 was a fairly uneventful year queue wise- we were in the in the queue super early and so had the joy of the music and drunk people from the night club opposite. At one point a *very* drunk man came and sat with us and chatted for ages about how he was Michael Balls son, telling us all about his life. We were soon left to sleep and by the time we woke up the queue was getting pretty impressive behind us. This year we didn’t get moved on, as we kept all the fire exits clear and rubbish to a minimum. They did come out and check on us every now and again throughout the day but for some reason this year they didn’t seem to mind. Saturday night passed with awful music and more drunk people; and by Sunday morning  the queue was looping around the entire theatre.

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BAFTAs Throughout The Years -2013

Ahhh 2013, the year in which the weather decided that we had had it too good last year and gave us two years worth of weather in the space of 2 hours. RAIN AND SNOW!

Queueing was a little less dramatic this year, we arrived super early Saturday morning ( it was more still Friday night lol) and set up for the long wait. The queue was sent away at one point but as we were the front of it we were allowed to keep a list until we were allowed back, and people HAD to come back. If they weren’t there by the time we a settled in for the night they got crossed off – no sneaking in and pretending you’ve been there all night.

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BAFTAs Throughout The Years- 2012

We kick off this week with a look back at 2012’s Frozen Carpet… Oh sorry, I mean Red Carpet.

We all arrived early Saturday morning, this year we were joined by Beckie, another girl called Sam and our Sam’s cousin. We passed the time in the queue a lot quicker as my friend Bex was using this opportunity to film a documentary for her final university project. The weeks leading up to the BAFTA’s she had got all the correct permissions and had even gone to BAFTA to interview some of the people who organise the awards. On these two days she would be getting footage of the crowds and interviewing the fans. Continue reading “BAFTAs Throughout The Years- 2012”

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BAFTAs Throughout The Years – 2011.

I arrived at the 2011 BAFTA wristband queue early Saturday morning, early enough that I was number 8 in the line. It was here that I really got to know the first of my queue friends, who you’ll see a lot of over the next few posts. It was Emma’s first BAFTAs, I think she was only 15 at the time, and Sam I had crossed paths with before but never got to know properly.  Having made friends with the rest of the people around us… we waited.

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BAFTAs Throughout The Years – 2009.

Having well and truly caught the Red Carpet bug last year, in 2009 we were a tad more prepared. As luck would have it I worked just around the corner at The Novello Theatre and  on the night before the BAFTAs they were doing an overnight get out, which meant access to the toilets. Because of this we decided to do our first “camp out”-and by that I mean stay awake all night because we were still not *that* prepared for the cold. A work friend Emma had decided to join Bex and I. She was from America and was up for experiencing all that London had to offer, so we gave her the experience of putting  your feet in a bag because you can’t quite feel your toes. Oh and meeting a few celebrities!

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BAFTAs Throughout The Years-2008.

I have spent this morning playing with my blog and came to the realisation that even though I have been to the EE BAFTAS 9 times, I have only every actually blogged about it once… last year.

I honestly thought I had written about it more.

So in the next few weeks leading up to the 2017 EE BAFTAs, this year being held at the Royal Albert Hall ( a new adventure for all of us) I thought I’d do a recap post of each Red Carpet I have been too.

Working from the first BAFTAs I went to, which was in 2008.

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The EE BAFTAs Red Carpet 2016

Not your usual Monday Look Back this week – as most of my week revolved around our annual camp out for the EE British Academy Film Awards, otherwise known as the BAFTAs!

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Our traditional spot on the barrier…

I will go into more detail tomorrow about what camping for the BAFTAs entails and the build up to the red carpet itself, as that is most definitely a long blog post on its own, never mind this photo heavy ramble you are about to read! Warning – This is a long post!

As per usual the Red Carpet arrivals started in the daylight which gave me a good chance to get to grips with my Olympus OMD EM10 – it was its first proper red carpet outing and I had no idea how it would react to the ever changing light. I shouldn’t have worried, it was A DREAM to work with!

So let’s kick off the arrivals.

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