It was through the Facebook Group “Breaking Dawn: Fighting For An Aussie Premiere” That I heard Taylor Lautner was coming to town for the Premiere of Abduction. It’s not often we get Premiere’s in Australia, let alone Melbourne, so I was very excited. I travelled interstate to Sydney for the Water for Elephants Premiere in May, and met some wonderful fellow Twi Fans who were also keen to see Taylor.
The day approached fast and I was lucky enough to have won tickets to the “Fan Zone” through the Roadshow Films Facebook Page, this meant we were guaranteed a spot on the red carpet, and therefore a chance to get an autograph or photo with Taylor.
As it did at WFE, the time flew by. New friendships were forged and new promises were made as we fantasised about the next Premiere that would possibly visit our shores. There was entertainment throughout the day which was fun, and then security handed out small “Abduction” posters for us to get signed. As it grew closer to 6pm, the crowds were increasing and the atmosphere was electric, Taylor was on his way and every teenage girl in a 50km radius was there to see him.
Taylor arrived and we watched his arrival on a big screen. The hysterical screams of hundreds were followed closely with crying, sobbing, hugging and smiles bigger than i’ve ever seen, it was truly something to behold as I watched dreams come true all around me.
Taylor made his way up the carpet with his million dollar smile and familiar spark. He was simply amazing. Didn’t miss a section of carpet, went backwards and forwards to make sure Every. Single. Person. got what they came for. At one stage I saw Taylor taking a photo with a guy who was 3 rows back from the front – Taylor leaned right into the crowd to make it happen – he was amazing.
A young girl across from me was sobbing as he approached her. She couldn’t speak. Didn’t ask for anything. Just cried hysterically as he approached. He walked up to her, put his arms around her and hugged her. This made my day. For the record, I’m a 30 year old mother of 2 girls, i can appreciate what that hug meant to that young girl. It might possibly be the best day of her young life and I just got to watch it happen.
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