'Twilight: New Moon' fans camped out overnight for premiere
The U.S. premiere of "New Moon," the latest movie installment in the "Twilight" vampire saga, is set for Monday at Mann's Village Theatre and Bruin Theatre, and fans have invaded the sidewalks hoping to get a glimpse of the cast.
First in line was Alison Genet, 35, who drove from Gilbert, Ariz., arriving Thursday morning.
"I couldn't get here fast enough," said Genet, who runs the social networking site www.twifans.com. "I want to be front and center when Monday comes around."
She made the five-hour trip with fellow "Twilight" devotee Kim Clarkson in a Mini Cooper loaded with blankets and "Twilight" goodies. They even put up a sign declaring where the line started.
Representatives from Summit Entertainment, which is releasing the vampire saga, took a and posted it on
By Saturday afternoon, hundreds were camped along Le Conte Avenue, Westwood Boulevard and Weyburn Avenue. And they came prepared.
There were cots with blankets emblazoned with pictures of
The latest issue of Vanity Fair, featuring Pattinson, was in ample supply. A few water bottles sporting
And cardboard cut-outs of Edward and Jacob -- for fans to take pictures with -- headed the line. There were even Cullen-cicles (a photo of Edward pasted to a wooden stick) floating around.
"They're laminated," said Clarkson, 37, co-moderator of . '"So if you feel the urge to lick -- which we've already seen happen -- it's OK."
When they weren't licking laminated paper, fans were doing just about anything to pass time. Some knitted. Others slept. Many hunched over poster boards, grabbing at markers, glue sticks and glitter. "I can't believe people are out here already," said Kelly Meeker, 22, a law student at
"Twilight" mania is likely to intensify as the week goes on.
"New Moon," the sequel in the "Twilight" franchise, based on
"Rob is a very good reason to do just about anything," said Kelly Orr, 23, a psychology major at Cal State Fullerton. "It's like "Twilight"-fest. First the premiere. Then the midnight screening. There can never be too much Rob."