Captain America Civil War Premiere – April 26th 2016.

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!

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Throwback Thorsday!

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.An abundance of Lokis

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.

An abundance of Thors

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.

Tom Hiddleston Arrives

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