Harry Potter fans are a rare breed. At last night's midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, they came in waves, and in costume. Only comparable to 5 a.m. Black Friday crowds, hundreds poured into my local movie theater with one thing in common: Sheer HP anticipation. There I stood, hanging with dozens of Harrys, amongst tons of old graduation gowns wizards capes and magic wands, next to Mr. Mad Eye Moody himself, with utter disbelief on my face.
Sure, there were several Ron and Hermione wannabes. However, the most overwhelming crowd accessory, aside from the highly desired ticket, was Gryffindor crimson and gold, worn to commemorate the end of an era. And let me tell you something -- HP fans know how to have a good time. Especially the ones with wigs and tattoos!