I don’t do as many red carpets as I used to. Partly because I work full time and partly because the queueing thing has got way out of hand – the two combined make it quite difficult.
There are however some exceptions, in which I make the effort and book the time off work for. One is the BAFTAs, the other is Marvel premieres.
I was unsure up until the last minute whether I was going to do the Captain America Civil War premier, due to my never ending ankle injury. But when it was announced that they were giving out the wristbands two days before the premiere I decided that I would – as it would give me plenty of rest time between queues.
We queued outside Westfield Shepards Bush overnight on Saturday, luckily we had security with us all night as it’s *not* the most pleasant of areas on a Saturday night. By the time Sunday morning came around we were all extremely tired, slightly damp and more than ready for our wristbands. The premiere itself was cordoned off into 5 pens – two #TeamIronMan – two #TeamCap and then the balcony area upstairs.
Now even though I am 90% #TeamCap I chose pen A – which was on #TeamIronMan‘s side. This was because the spot we wanted on the barrier happened to be there. We were aiming for the base of the escalator as we had fab luck there at the Avengers Age of Ultron premiere in 2015.
Whilst we were around the late 30’s in the main queue, because of this splitting up we ended up with super low numbers for the pens, pretty much guaranteeing we would get our spot!