I believed the kids who read Harry Potter when the books initially came out were nerds. My mom bought me Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and recommended I read it. Since I was stuck in a car on a 5 hour ride to Ohio I cracked open the book and began the most magical journey of my life. Life would never be the same. When I felt lonely during those emotional teenage years I had Harry Potter. When I was mad at the world I could escape to Hogwarts. J.K. Rowling did more for me than many people who have come in and out of my life.
Summer 2009 at the age of 18 I flew out to London to see the cast at the red carpet premiere for the 5th movie I believe…My memory fails me.
Then a few years later I slept on the streets of Manahattan NY across the Lincoln Center with all the other Potterheads to see them at another premiere. Boy was it the experience of a lifetime. Tom Felton came by and gave the fans pizza but of course that was the exact moment i had left my spot and came back 😦
Then at 3 AM we rode the subway to the live with Regis and Kelly show. At this point we were exhausted. Daniel (Harry) was supposed to be on the show that morning at 7 AM so I had to get there. After waiting for hours as I got to the front of the line and curved around the building Daniel Radcliffe was walking out the back. Just my luck.
I will forever be a proud Potterhead!