Sunday, 13 July 2008
Sorry I haven't posted this before, this week has been yet another hectic week for me. I'm planning to redeem myself, though, because there's lots of things I will post about today.
I wanted to look ultra marvy for the Stiff Dylans but at the same time not look like I've tried too hard. I bought the black braces straight after school, and I really like them, even though I read somewhere they look better on flat-chested girls.
I only had about 20 minutes to curl my hair (I do it using the twirl and pin method - no nasty heated stuff), grab my bag and dash out of the house because we were so late for the train! It was funny actually because when I'm in a rush I just grab random things. Monce did my make up on the train because Im hopeless at it. She did my eyes really nicely with this lovely smoky eyeshadow; I was like, 'I need to learn this!'. My hair looked OK but the moment we got out it started raining, and it was completely ruined.
It turned out that the screening was at this place which looked a bit like a hotel. We went downstairs to a bar area which had nibbles and (thankfully) mirrors. We had a bit of a breather because nobody was there yet apart from the barman. I was desperately trying to fix my lego belt which I made a-la-Marc Jacobs, so I was very grateful when the bar guy found some cellotape for me to use. Then Paula from Columbia Records (who had really cool hair) came in and said hi, and told us that two of the band couldn't make it because a tree dropped in front of the train they were in so they were forced to go back! Thankfully the others did get there, and it was awesome meeting them! James (the lead singer) and Tom (the drummer) were very laid-back and chatty, and I felt really at ease talking to them. They weren't stuck-up in the slightest which is always a sign of decency in celebrities. We talked a little about their band and took a group photo, then it was time for Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging!
I just know I will ramble on too much about this, but the film really was fantastic. At first, I was a little unsure of how it will work out, with so many lines taken out of the books that are great on paper but were never said out loud before. However, I soon relaxed because the actors were doing a really good job! Georgia Groome is great as, er, Georgia, and I liked the girl that played Wet Lindsay too. Actually,the whole cast was good - it is rare to see a film based on a book and not wince once because some characters are totally not how you imagined them. There were just countless great little moments in it, including a hilarious scene where the Ace Gang sneak off to get free snogging lessons with this creepy boy called Peter Dyer. Which brings us to the next bit - there really is a lot of snogging in this film! I won't reveal too much because it is really a must-see movie. I watched all the hot guys on the screen and, for the umpteenth time in my life, I longed to be in love. The whole film just zoomed past me, this surprisingly realistic blur of teenage life. It reminded me of how great my own life is, and how there are just so many little details that we don't notice and rush forward like crazy. Life is too good to miss, and Monday sure proved it.
After the film we were all buzzing. I'm sure the others were thinking exactly the same as me. Tom and James were really nice and talked about how they made the film and asked if we enjoyed it. We took some more photos with them (this time, individual ones) before leaving. I grinned like crazy in all of them because I was elated.
We couldn't stop talking all the way back because there was just so much to discuss. We went crazy on the train and fell into memories of middle school and guys and whatnot. I felt quite sorry for the people around us because we were so loud! On the way back, I smiled at this very cute guy and he sent me a gorgeous smile back (:
Don't we look happy? Those smiles are all genuine. I think we all fell a tiny bit in love with the Stiff Dylans and who cares if we acted like loons? It was worth it!